How Gregg Metcalf is Helping Companies Maximize Their Office Spaces as They Head Back to In-Person Work

How Gregg Metcalf is Helping Companies Maximize Their Office Spaces as They Head Back to In-Person Work

Over the past two years, the typical structure of the work environment has undergone lots of changes due to work-from-home mandates spurred by the Covid-19 pandemic. Remote working has become a necessity, but now, as the world moves back into a state of normalcy, employers are navigating the perfect recipe for in-office and remote work.

Many organizations are opting for this hybrid approach as returning to the office presents several benefits that simply cannot be achieved from home. Company culture, a healthier work-life balance, and increased productivity are some of the many perks of going into the office. While corporate America will likely never be completely the same, approximately 44 percent of executives would like to come back to the office every day, per CNBC. This statistic will likely continue to increase. As companies’ work environments continue to shift, Gregg Metcalf is a real estate professional that works to maximize proficiency in each office environment.

Metcalf is the Executive Vice President, Tenant Representation at Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), which is a global commercial real estate services company. Metcalf’s primary focus is helping both corporations and private companies make strategic real estate decisions in terms of office space.

With more than 25 years under his belt as a real estate advisor, Metcalf is specially equipped to help companies make informed decisions. He is able to pull from national employment data, government incentive packages, and the sheer reach that JLL has in order to ensure his clients make the best choices for their businesses.

Thanks to his rigorous approach to these real estate decisions, Metcalf is able to bring a thorough understanding of both economic and human components to each transaction. Metcalf was an early adopter of the ‘office hoteling’ trend — office hoteling is a reservation-based style of office management in which employees are able to schedule their use of workspaces. This phenomenon was popularized during the pandemic, as employees stacked their time in certain areas in order to avoid contact. Metcalf believes that this is one of the most effective elements of optimizing a company’s office space.

Some of Metcalf’s most prominent clients include CohnReznick LLP, Prudential, Cisco, SAP, Mercedes and more. He has totaled more than $750 million in real estate transactions throughout his entire career, making him one of the nation’s most trusted real estate advisors.

One of Metcalf’s more notable accomplishments was working with Mercedes Benz North America on their relocation from New Jersey to Atlanta. The team considered more than 78 different markets for the relocation, but landed in Atlanta due to a quality workforce that included far more diversity than many other markets.  Atlanta, from a logistical perspective, is also desirable as the city has the most direct flights available from Germany to Atlanta. Metcalf als0 highlighted that Mercedes already produces its sprinter vans just two hours away in South Carolina as well as its mid-size SUVs that are built in nearby Alabama.

As companies adapt to this new working environment, Metcalf will continue to help executives increase their workforce productivity with the correct hybrid model.

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