Apartment Business Centers: Taking Market Share Away From You? What You Should Know

Will future workers live at a business center?

Apartment business centers are not a new phenomenon. Many apartments, especially those located in city centers, have either ground floor areas or unused upper floor space dedicated, either formally or informally, to conducting business.

Recently, however, a shift in apartment business centers is occurring, replacing the old school cubes or alcoves outfitted with computers and phones with a new emerging open floor model, that allows more interaction and collaboration for multiple uses. If that sounds a lot like the new open floor coworking spaces and business centers, you’re right on the mark.

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Are we headed for yet another new competitor in the form of apartment building business centers? Will future workers live on Floor 5 and work on Floor 2? Below is a link to a recent article we thought was interesting from the Chicago Tribune that takes a deeper look at apartment business centers. You can decide for yourself. Let us know your thoughts.

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Apartment business centers: All work and play

October 11, 2013, by Jeffrey Steele, Special to The Chicago Tribune

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