What do owners need to know about how tenants are using, reconfiguring and planning space? Which retrofits might be most appropriate? Industry research on tenant preferences says the old rules do not apply, so what are the new rules? A look at how corporate real estate executives are thinking about the workplace now and looking ahead.

Summer 2012

Oconomowoc Physicians Center

Approaches to Healthcare Development in Small-Town America

By: Dave Arnold, executive vice president, Irgens

Sandwich, Illinois was at a crossroads. The once rural town was quickly being absorbed into the extended reach of Chicago. Kish Health System saw an opportunity to expand its services beyond the walls of its already successful hospital in order to meet the growing demand of area residents and to satisfy the need to provide new physician recruits with a Class A office environment.      

Bethlehem Artsquest

Majestic Bethlehem Center: Revitalizing a Former Steel Town

By: Ed Konjoyan, vice president, Majestic Realty Company

A former steel manufacturing site retains its heritage while getting reclaimed into a master planned business park with cultural and entertainment amenities.      

entrance to Penn Jersey Paper

Development Through Relationship Leveraging

By: Stephen G. Bailey, RLA, CCIM, partner, eastern region, Dermody Properties.

For three years, Penn Jersey Paper debated how to expand their corporate headquarters and distribution center facility. The national distributor of packaging, paper, restaurant equipment and janitorial chemicals had already expanded the building once, and it was becoming clear that the facility was insufficient for their growing operation.