GroundFloor Development;and;Prescott Group;have announced plans
for a $120 million;mixed-use development in South Austin, Texas. Designed by Andersson-Wise Architects, Saint Elmo will feature 225,000
square feet of new creative of;ce space as well as a 40,000-square-foot
indoor-outdoor public market set in a redeveloped warehouse structure.
The of;ce space will be tailored to companies in the music, entertainment, media, technology and other innovative industries. Saint Elmo
will offer free of;ce space to some of the city’s most prominent music
nonpro;t organizations. Construction is slated to begin in mid-2016,
with the opening set for the ;rst quarter of 2018.
1. 8 million sq. ft.
Trammell Crow Company and joint venture partner Clarion Partners
are planning to build Jefferson Mill Business Park, a new Class A
industrial development, in two phases on 122 acres in Atlanta’s I- 85
Northeast industrial submarket. When complete, the park will comprise
three buildings totaling nearly 1. 8 million square feet. Phase I will
consist of an 822,000-square-foot bulk cross-dock warehouse and a
251,000-square-foot rear load distribution center. Construction will
begin by the end of 2015 and is expected to be completed in 2016.
Phase II will be a 721,000-square-foot spec or build-to-suit bulk cross-dock warehouse.
ration of adaptive white noise technology to enable a ;rst-rate telepresence
session in an open environment.
Real Estate. A dispersed real estate
model with mixed facilities and multipurpose environments could become
the norm, to allow fast response to
changes in user needs and to meet
new customer use patterns and
Workplace Design. Employers and
workers will be looking for social,
cohesive and adaptive working
environments, places that empower
users and teams across different work
contexts and collaboration modes.
Designers will need to develop intuitive interfaces to improve the user
experience among highly connected
Service Delivery. Building owners and
managers will need to respond in real
time to user demand by integrating
invisible “shy-tech” solutions: nonin-trusive, fully immersive technologies
that unobtrusively track user activities
and record user experiences within
the of;ce environment.
Health. The workplace of tomorrow
will provide wellness services to sustain the well-being of employees and
avoid technological burnout.
Industry leaders should already be
thinking about balancing the desires
of today’s and tomorrow’s workforces
with future business needs. This will
ensure that workplaces are ;t for
tomorrow’s workers as well as ;t for
the businesses of the future. ■
By Lewis Beck, director of workplace strategy,
CBRE. CBRE Group Inc. acquired Global Workplace Solutions from Johnson Controls Inc. on
Sept. 1, 2015.