Candace Rosauro moderates panel on office space technology and innovation

February 28, 2018

Candace Rosauro moderating at Bisnow

What emerging trends are developing within the workplace environment and how will those trends impact the Phoenix market? This was the focus of Bisnow’s February panel discussion, moderated by Jokake Construction business development director Candace Rosauro.

Q1: What emerging trend, technology, or notion will reshape the workplace environment?

If a property has outdoor spaces, it’s an attractive differentiator. Outdoor amenities used to mean nice smoking areas. Now, it means mini-put golf, basketball courts and walking paths. Employers are utilizing these amenities to recruit and retain talent.

Creative tenant lounges are becoming a requirement for prospective tenants as well. More office spaces are being inspired by other industries like hospitality.

Q2: How will the Internet of Things affect office development and the workplace environment?

Smart glass, which can anticipate privacy, transparency and lighting needs and switch from transparent to opaque, is already in use in some Phoenix developments and properties. Jokake has personal experience with this technology at Catlin Insurance in Scottsdale, which is a LEED Gold Certified project. In the future, ‘smart’ exterior glazing systems will tint predictively and intelligently to provide continuous comfort, maximum natural daylight and unobstructed views.

Q3: Are co-working spaces here to stay?

Co-working office space provides independent entrepreneurs and small businesses shared office space and/or facilities on short term lease or month-to-month agreements. A popluar option for some tenants, new co-working spaces are coming online each month all across the valley. We’ll be watching to see if smaller operators will be able to sustain the business model or if they’ll be acquired by larger brands.

Panelists included:

  • Chris Anderson, Hines
  • Adrian Evarkiou, The Boyer Company
  • Mark Singerman, Rockefeller Group
  • Tom Adelson, Newmark Knight Frank
  • Shelby Guddeck, DLR Group