Purpose of Place: History and Future of the Office

Oct 28, 2020, 07:00 PM

The office is more than just a building – it’s a place where people come together to build connections, collaborate and innovate. The global pandemic has accelerated an evolution of the workplace and forced businesses to reconsider when and how to best use the office in the future, posing the ultimate question: what is the purpose of place?

Cushman & Wakefield partnered with top researchers from George Washington University to explore the history and what we might learn about the future in “Purpose of Place: History and Future of the Office.”

Cushman & Wakefield’s Chief Economist Kevin Thorpe has a conversation on this topic with David C. Smith, Vice President, Global Head of Occupier Research at Cushman & Wakefield, and Christopher Leinberger, Co-Founding Partner & Managing Director at Places Platform, LLC and Former Chair, for the Center for Real Estate & Urban Analysis at George Washington University School of Business.