adaptive reuse

How Density Helps Improve Productivity Benefits

July 12, 2024 / Comments Off on How Density Helps Improve Productivity Benefits

In May, ESI published a research paper called Doom Loop or Boom Loop: Work From Home and Challenges Facing America’s Big Cities, commissioned by The Volcker Alliance. The team conducted a comprehensive study on the trajectory for cities in the era of remote work and unveiled the potential for greater productivity and economic growth facilitated […]

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A New Opportunity for Office Conversions

January 12, 2024 / Comments Off on A New Opportunity for Office Conversions

Office to Residential Conversions: Two Birds with One Stone Remote work is reshaping traditional downtowns in cities across the United States. Businesses have cut back on the amount of office space they need, and workers have also adapted their homes to accommodate more flexible work arrangements. However, while demand for downtown commercial space has fallen, […]

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Top Ten Present Value Posts from 2023

December 15, 2023 / Comments Off on Top Ten Present Value Posts from 2023

As 2023 winds down, we’re looking back on some of our most popular Present Value posts. From local and national topics to past projects and thought leadership, these articles showcase the breadth and depth of what ESI has to offer. Scroll down to see if your favorites are here, and catch up on anything you […]

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Can your Downtown Benefit from Office Conversions?

March 31, 2023 / Comments Off on Can your Downtown Benefit from Office Conversions?

Many cities across the United States are faced with two enduring impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic: vacant office space in their central business districts and a high demand for housing. Many cities across the country, including New York City, San Francisco, Boston, and Atlanta, have adopted or are considering policies to encourage the conversion of […]

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NYCEDC Office Adaptive Reuse Task Force

January 28, 2023 / Comments Off on NYCEDC Office Adaptive Reuse Task Force

In 2022, ESI and Packard Beasley Consulting were engaged by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) to provide management and technical support to a city-council mandated task force study that provided strategic recommendations to encourage the conversion of vacant or commercially unviable office space to other uses, with an emphasis on housing. Throughout […]

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Adaptive Reuse – Moving Forward in a Post-Pandemic World

July 29, 2022 / Comments Off on Adaptive Reuse – Moving Forward in a Post-Pandemic World

Before the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, roughly 23% of people would work from home either all the time or most of the time, given that their place of employment and specific job allowed for it. That is quite different from the situation now. About 59% of people are working from home all or most of the […]

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