In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, the concept of the traditional office is undergoing a remarkable transformation. As more and more companies seek to create engaging and innovative work spaces, office environments in downtown areas continue to be a popular option. Downtown Augusta, with its rich history, vibrant culture, and strategic location, exemplifies how office suites in urban settings can offer great benefits for owners, employees, and clients.
Dynamic office suites built to meet today’s trends in workplace setup are often situated in the heart of downtown areas like Augusta, and are designed to provide a distinct experience that goes beyond the typical 9-to-5 routine. Certainly Covid has ignited a trend toward smaller office footprints, but also towards newer spaces that can accommodate hybrid plans of work from home and work from the office.
Employers that generally recruit employees who enjoy urban living and nightlife are reliable users of urban office space, as well as corporate office tenants who need the building infrastructure, IT, and larger floor plates commonly found in office towers that smaller suburban office buildings aren’t designed for. For many younger employees, working in an urban office suite can be appealing and become a significant factor in hiring and retention. The cultural attractions, dining options, and entertainment not only adds convenience, but also allows many employees to strike a better work-life balance and add to overall job satisfaction. Amenities within the office buildings also have significant value for tenants and prospective tenants, such as expansive, modern common areas, restaurant options within the building, and even exercise facilities. Building owners that invest in modern common areas and modern interiors see return on those investments with increased tenant retention and occupancy.
The physical transformation of downtown Augusta mirrors its growth in the cyber security and cyber innovation sector and many of the users in downtown Augusta’s office towers are technology oriented companies that thrive off of this environment. While COVID has changed the rules for office space and expectation of the users, there is still demand for sure!