On this week’s episode of The Construction Record podcast, digital media editor Warren Frey interviews Altus Group vice president of data operations Raymond Wong for a discussion on the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on retail and office building development.
Some of the trends accelerated by COVID-19 were present before the pandemic took hold, Wong said, and some will remain long past the pandemic’s end-date as consumers become used to predominantly ordering food and shopping online all of which necessitates structural and logistical changes.
Wong also said while the shift to remote work which has changed the office development landscape after almost two years many are eager to change their immediate surroundings and offices will likely open at least in hybrid form.
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