Cushman & Wakefield is anticipating that office workers will return to the workplace during the first quarter of 2022.
Despite this prediction having been made numerous times over the last several months, the real estate services firm believes the mass return will happen after the Delta variant peaks and vaccination rates continue to climb.
In fact, many research groups believe that this winter will not be accompanied by a Covid-19 surge unless a new, more contagious variant emerges.
Additionally, Cushman & Wakefield find that with schools finally reopened, parents are not feeling the great burden of juggling work and home schooling responsibilities.
Another factor that the firm says supports its predictions is the belief that China, Europe, and the U.S. will achieve herd immunity by the end of the year.