CBRE Leads Next-Generation Office Design with Zero Assigned Seating

L.A. Times
October 31, 2013

CBRE is a global leader in the real estate industry and they are turning the office upside down.  In this great article by the L.A. Times, CBRE has dissolved assigned seating spaces in favor of unassigned “neighborhood” seating.  According to the article, not even the CEO has an assigned office.  He, like the rest of his employees, check out an office or workspace and store their items when they are not in the office.

This ground-breaking ideology is seen in smaller companies, but has yet to really take hold globally.  CBRE leadership hopes that this new philosophy looks to yield increase collaboration and reduce overall real-estate usage despite a 15% increase in buildout costs over traditional office design.  Don't forget to checkout the pictures including the treadmill desk.