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Today, BDB members, primarily industrial and commercial real estate leaders, convened at the City of West Palm Beach for the BDB's Quarterly Real Estate Roundtable. As the economy is heading into year 2020, the main topic discussed included trends in office space, from concept all the way to construction. The panel included a design expert, Keith Spina of GliddenSpina + Partners, a project management expert, Matt Kiziah of CBRE, and a construction expert, Rex Kirby of Verdex Construction. The moderator, Michael Thomas of The Weitz Company, led the conversation with a look into the future of office space and what it's projected to look like for years to come.
"We have three generations of employees in our office," stated Michael Thomas, noting that workplaces need to appeal to all ages. When discussing delivery and collaboration when launching a project, construction expert Rex Kirby shared the importance of working hard and collaborating with partners early on in the project. Design expert Keith Spina shared, "In today's workplace, we have offices and open seating, but there are way more small, collaborative spaces." Project management expert Matt Kiziah stated, "It's not just a work station and a conference room anymore. It's a work station, a conference room, a wellness room, and a cafe. These are a lot of things we've seen with our clients." After providing an economic development update and highlighting the trend of financial firms leaving New York for Palm Beach County, Kelly Smallridge, BDB President & CEO, shared "There's over a million sq. ft. in class A office space under construction right now."
The event is a quarterly meeting that brings BDB members together to discuss topics that are hot in industrial and commercial real estate. Thank you to CenterState for being the presenting sponsor and to the City of West Palm Beach for hosting the meeting.