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How to Improve Your Office’s Indoor Air Quality

By Commercial Space

Air pollution is something that may be reported on the nightly news, but that typically refers to outdoor air pollution. However, most people spend more time indoors than outdoors. The fact is that indoor air pollution is prevalent in many workplaces, so indoor air pollution should be more concerning than outdoor air pollution. Maybe it’s time to check out your office’s indoor air quality and take steps to improve it.  What Are the Impacts of Poor Indoor Air Quality? First,…

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How Much Natural Light Does Your Office Need?

By Commercial Space

Studies show that people are more productive in natural light, which makes it pragmatic for the workplace or office. That is, since natural sunlight provides health perks and benefits that make staff feel better, job performance is better, too. Too little light leads to lethargy, fatigue, and depression. How much natural light does your office need? Here is what you should know:   How Much Natural Light is Right   Workspaces need to take a lot of things into account when reevaluating their…

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3 Reasons Business Offices Are Still Important  

By Commercial Space

The conventional idea of work and business offices have changed over the past several years, and more people are working from the comfort of home. So, why is the traditional office still sticking around, and what are the overall benefits of such settings anymore?   Three reasons why business offices are still important are:  Socialization  Sure, the break from office politics is nice, but many look forward to the social aspects of their business workplace. Many people consider their colleagues to be their…

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You Deserve to Take a Break Today!

By Charleston, Charleston Office Market, Charleston SC, Commercial Space, Economic Growth

Working eight hours or more day after day can be mentally and physically challenging. Whether you work outside doing manual labor, have to stand on your feet all day, or are anchored to a desk, it’s vital that you take breaks for the sake of your health. And, when you supervise people that do these jobs, it’s just as important to encourage them to take some time-outs. Study Shows Correlation Between Employee Engagement and Breaks Working your staff to the…

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Want a Healthier Workspace? Consider These Renovations

By Commercial Space, Office Design, Prepping

With a COVID-19 vaccine available and light at the end of the end tunnel finally visible, many businesses are considering their options for a healthy and safe return to work for their staff. But the threat of COVID-19, and even future pandemics, remains a concern, so companies must remain vigilant and think about the health and safety of both employees and customers in their workspace.  Some safety measures go beyond furnishing hand sanitizer and moving desks further apart than normal….

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Choosing a Location and Style for Your Business

By Commercial Space, Office Design, Space Planning

At some point, every business owner has to consider new office space for their company. Whether you’ve outgrown your current space, are moving in a different direction and need something different, or are a startup that wants to display a more professional presence, new office spaces are just part of the typical business lifecycle.  But just because moving into a new space is normal, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give it some thought. When you look for office space, you…

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Charleston’s Historic Optimism Shows in New Building Projects

By Charleston, Charleston Office Market, Charleston SC, Commercial Space, Construction, Economic Growth

The past year has been anything but ordinary for the country and the residents of South Carolina. But, that doesn’t mean progress has come to a halt. In fact, many new building projects have been announced in the past year, including some exciting commercial space expansions. One such project in the downtown Charleston area is well underway.  Office & Retail Project in Progress – 741 Meeting Street A project at 741 Meeting Street has broken ground and will bring plenty of new…

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Why Is Office Space Layout Important to Employee's Health and Well-Being?

Why Is Office Space Layout Important to Employee’s Health and Well-Being?

By Charleston SC, Commercial Space, Design, Office Design

The space in which employees work and spend their time can have a significant impact on their emotional wellbeing. It can even go so far as to affect their outlook on life and their productivity! An employer seeking to maximize productivity and retain employees can’t overlook office space layout. Consider the following about the relationships between space and layout and productivity, health, and happiness. Poor Conditions Lead to Unhappier, Less Productive Employees Time and time again, data shows that cramped…

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Innovative Office Designs Shaped by Millennial Generation

Innovative Office Designs Shaped by Millennial Generation

By Commercial Space, Office Design

The millennial generation comprises up to one-third of the world’s population of employees. It is also the largest demographic of workers in the U.S. labor market!  This new generation of office workers has unique sensibilities, and office design is increasing reflecting these values across the globe. Office Space Layouts are Changing  Innovative open floor space is replacing the dense cubicles typical of corporate office space during the last 50 years. Millennials often associate cubicles with images of white-collar despair and…

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Vacancy Rates Go Up with New Construction of Office Buildings

Vacancy Rates Go Up with New Construction of Office Buildings

By Charleston SC, commercial construction, Commercial Space, Construction, Economic Growth, Uncategorized

As demand for new construction continues to grow in the Charleston market, vacancy rates continue to rise according to Colliers International Research & Forecast Q4 2018 Report.  The expectation is that the vacancy rate will continue this trend into the first few quarters of 2019.  This vacancy rate is on the rise primarily due to 11 new office buildings delivered in 2018, totaling 433,024 square feet of new construction. The Charleston office market has a total of 13,185,388 square feet…

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