Shop Talk: A defense of the long-term strength and viability of office space

By the time he attended college, he was dreaming of a career as an NFL linebacker. That was followed by visions of being a Hollywood actor. In the end, Christopher Rising followed in the footsteps of his father — longtime Los Angeles real estate developer Nelson Rising — in the construction and leasing of office buildings. Now, with office space under big pressure from the forced telecommuting of millions of U.S. office workers, Christopher Rising, co-founder and CEO of Rising Realty Partners, finds himself defending the future of the office against those who would argue the coronavirus pandemic is proving the property type has become outmoded. (04/2020)
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