Orig Post www.bisnow.com| Re-Post Cawley Chicago 3/3/16
Despite the election and Super Bowl dominating every conversation, property management professionals have plenty of other topics on their minds. Here are some of the trends they’re watching:
As tenants fit more employees into less space, property managers are asking how they can deliver a comfortable environment, David says—this densification impacts HVAC and electrical capacity in office buildings, as well as parking ratios in suburban offices.
David, who’s based in Chicago’s LEED Platinum 71 South Wacker (also known as the Hyatt Center) notes there are more rebate programs being introduced that relate to projects aimed at improving energy efficiency. These are decreasing the economic payback on upgrades, making them more advantageous for owners.