Changes in communal spaces, managing a building's safe environment and future-proofing your property - we are here to help with your burning real estate questions.
This is part four of a special series that answers the top recurring real estate questions from our clients across sectors, to help navigate these uncertain times and uncover opportunities that may arise.
How can we manage safe environments in a multiple tenanted building?
In short, policies and procedures are where the key factors of control lie. Having proper check-in and check-out services enables us to look at how we can track and trace possible instances of positive results.
Regularity and consistency in cleaning are going to be key steps in ensuring our working environments are both safe and sanitary. While the regularity of cleaning can be improved quickly and simply, the use of technology – such as automated cleaning robots – can ensure consistency. A robot works to a set pattern that does not deviate – this important factor in floor and carpet cleaning can not only relieve staff of specific duties, but also allows the property manager to redeploy those skills to other tasks, such as cleaning of high-touch surfaces.
Implementing safe-entry measures in buildings: Having proper check-in and check-out services for track and trace purposes
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Given the rise of remote working, what would the future look like for communal spaces at work and at home?
We will see the return of meetings in a face-to-face capacity, but it will likely be skewed towards smaller gatherings and lesser frequency. Larger server space and technology requirements will continue the drive and demand for logistics, warehousing, and data centre requirements of the future.
"The new requirements for social distancing could well mean that the net use of space remains the same, but the number of people using the space at any given time is reduced."
How do we future-proof our property and real estate assets?
The installation and management of these systems will be a huge task to ensure smooth operations can continue. Smart buildings of the future will have these systems in-built, whilst ensuring continued efficiency remains crucial.
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