Office occupiers demand more detailed post-pandemic data

Corporates are looking harder at data around their occupancy in order to obtain a more precise picture of how they use buildings and, crucially, how much space they really need and are turning to proptech solutions to provide the information.

Michael Grant, COO at Metrikus, explained to Real Asset Media’s Richard Betts that during the first Covid lockdown in the UK, occupancy levels dropped from 75%-80% to below 5% before returning to 45% when restrictions eased. Then during the second lockdown the figure only slipped to 35% which he said was because people who do need to be in the office realise that they are more productive there.

Grant says that firms are now looking for very detailed data including occupancy, capacity and, particularly now, air quality.

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