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Dave Cairns

Dave is a commercial real estate content creator and an avid "futurist" when it comes to the office market, who can be found on LinkedIn talking about the importance of flexible working and Space As A Service. As his dayjob, Dave works for CBRE Canada as SVP Office Leasing, and he is a founder of CBRE Forward, where he helps enterprises, scale-up companies and landlords create dynamic office environments.

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Guest blog: Covid has changed the office market forever

By Dave Cairns on 4/29/21 8:45 AM

We are now over a year into a pandemic-induced workplace (r)evolution. To no one’s surprise, views on the role of the office are still polarized. Within commercial real estate, many corporate leaders are hoping for a return to old ways of working. However, inflection points are simply part of life. Covid-19 is a huge inflection point for the office world. Now it’s the customer, both tenant companies and end-users who are in the spotlight, who will have their turn to write the next chapter of what it means to “go” to work. For those whose income and business model is tied to supplying or servicing the world of offices, a beginner’s mindset has become necessary, to survive.

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