Orazem: The future of the office

September 7, 2020
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Dr. Peter OrazemPeter Orazem, university professor, was quoted in a Sept. 3 Des Moines Register article, " Nationwide is shedding a building in Des Moines. As working from home becomes routine, will others follow?"

"Clearly for some commercial properties, it appears that the future of the office is going to be very different," said Peter Orazem, labor economist at Iowa State University. "What is going to happen to all that office space? Is that going to be converted into residential? I think a lot of businesses may be rethinking how much of their staff needs to be in leased space in any particular time."

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