The American Workplace Is Changing
As the nation’s largest property owner, the federal government owns or leases 1.2 million real estate assets, encompassing over 830 million square feet of buildings. And many of those facilities are underused, outdated or abandoned. Additionally, just like any land or building owner, the government has been hit hard by the recession and has pledged to evaluate its real estate holdings and consolidate where it can.
Although many would like to forget this recent economic crisis, most agree that this is the beginning of an important and fundamental shift in the way we do business and where we do business. Particularly in the government sector, everybody is wondering, “how can we do things differently and better than what we were doing before?”