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Return-to-work barometer falls short of reality as offices overcrowd

Return-to-work barometer falls short of reality as offices overcrowd

Good news for Manhattan office owners: brick-and-mortar occupancy rose to 46.6% for the seven-day period ending Sept. 14, according to the widely followed Kastle Systems Return to Work Barometer. The post-Labor Day jump was a huge jump from Kastle’s record of 38% the week before — a huge jump from last winter’s 20s. But the …

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Evidence is in permits: Empty offices in downtown San Francisco weigh on construction

Evidence is in permits: Empty offices in downtown San Francisco weigh on construction

The number of big-ticket permits that builders have filed with the San Francisco Department of Building Inspections has plummeted since the pandemic, with projects ranging from office towers to apartment complexes to multi-storey tenant improvements in the Financial District being put on hold or canceled. As of 2022, only 42 work permits worth more than …

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Goldman Sachs lifts all COVID protocols, orders staff to return to offices full-time

Goldman Sachs lifts all COVID protocols, orders staff to return to offices full-time

Wall Street giant Goldman Sachs will cancel all COVID protocols that keep some workers away as it pushes all employees back to the office five days a week after Labor Day, The Washington Post has learned. In a memo sent Tuesday and obtained by The Post, Goldman told employees it would no longer require vaccines, …

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