14th April 2023

AmCham Real Estate Council: Offices are not dead. Home office is here to stay.

Recently, AmCham Real Estate Council discussion participants came to a conclusion that while offices are not dead, home office is here to stay. Companies have adopted the ‘no additional desks‘ principle, measure occupancy, create heat maps, or seating plans, apps to regulate parking, they consolidate resources and communicate intensively with their employees.

The demand for office space in the future will be determined by productivity (the ways how companies will want to achieve and increase productivity of employees). More emphasis will be placed on how people work (and the design will follow). Hybrid working as the new normal brings along mid-week peak occupancies and empty offices Mondays and Fridays. Can we figure out how to use the unused office space? The group has also exchanged views on remote work/home office issues.

Thank you, Markéta Topinková of Squire Patton Boggs, Jitka Malatova of Česká spořiteln, Pavel Kliment of KPMG Czech Republic, Steven Tichy of White Star Real Estate CZ&SK, Rudolf Melezinek of 3M, and Ian Bryan of Ian Bryan Architects for your insights.

Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic