The Future of Office Work, Commercial Real Estate
What long term changes has the pandemic wrought on the commercial real estate industry, on office work, remote working and more?
NH Business Review explores the current state of commercial real estate in this interactive webinar. After a year of remote working — and a spike in e-commerce and warehousing requirements — amidst a pandemic, what’s happened to commercial real estate rates and demand? And in particular, what will demand for office space look like in the coming months? We explore the trends, including the drive some workers are feeling to be back at the office, from the perspective of a newly minted co-working space in Manchester.
Original air date: Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 11 a.m.
Creative Director, Pivot Creative
Chris is an executive entrepreneur with a passion for helping small businesses network, learn and grow. With more than 15 years of experience in creative design and marketing, Chris is currently the owner of Spark Offices and Pivot Creative. After many years of working remotely Chris decided that there had to be a better way for business owners to have all of the resources of an office without the unnecessary expense. Spark’s collaborative workspace model gives business owners the flexibility and resources to scale their business efficiently while utilizing the amenities of an office setting. Located in the millyard in Manchester, Spark’s clean professional atmosphere gives members the opportunity to attend education seminars and networking events while building lasting and often lucrative relationships. Chris’ ultimate goal is to expand his collaborative model throughout NH so that other businesses can get access to the same success of his Spark family.
Managing Director and Principal, Colliers New Hampshire
As Managing Director and Principal of Colliers’ New Hampshire offices, Bob’s responsibilities include managing the day-to-day operations of the firm and its continued growth and position within the marketplace. In this role, Bob’s primary goal is to provide a working environment that allows the brokers and staff to deliver to Colliers’ clients the highest level of service available in the industry.
Senior Broker, The Boulos Company
For the past 10 years Christian has focused his brokerage efforts on the Seacoast, New Hampshire, Southern Maine, and Northern Massachusetts, representing local, regional, and national buyers, tenants, and investors. In a previous life, he worked as an outdoor educator for Wilderness Ventures in Jackson Hole, WY and for a special event and travel company working in the ski industry and on projects for the Salt Lake Olympics and the America’s Cup.
Outside of work, Christian focuses on being outdoors running, hiking, skiing, fishing, and paddle boarding. He lives with his wife and three daughters in Portsmouth.