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Research - JUNE 24, 2020

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Only 20% of companies intend to reopen as soon as government restrictions are lifted

by Andrea Zander

CBRE plans to take a gradual, cautious approach to bringing employees back to their workplaces as governments begin to lift restrictions tied to COVID-19. Roughly half of the 203 company operations that CBRE studied across the globe are implementing touchless technology to enhance cleanliness. Most are following social-distancing standards. And most will provide their employees with face coverings, though less than a third will require the covering be worn at all times in any company facility unless mandated by local authorities.

CBRE gathered its findings by surveying account leaders in its Global Workplace Solutions business, which manages facilities and real estate projects for large companies. The surveyed account leaders oversee client relationships spanning 4.2 billion square feet of workspace in offices, industrial and logistics real estate, tech space, data centers, retail, and healthcare, used by more than 38 million workers. The analysis includes data collected as o

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