BOMA to Study Workplace Efficiency

In an attempt show a correlation between efficient building systems and workplace performance, the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International has commissioned a new research project.

07/09/2001


In an attempt show a correlation between efficient building systems and workplace performance, the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International has commissioned a new research project.

"Intuitively, we believe that if we provide high performance space that is flexible and sustainable, our operations will be more profitable," explains BOMA President Richard D. Baier, managing director of CB Richard Ellis, Kansas City, Mo. "But such a relationship—tying space and service with profitability—has never been proven."

With assistance from the New Buildings Institute, Armstrong World Industries, SMED International, the U.S. General Services Administration and the Public Works General Services Canada, BOMA's study will measure end-users' attitudes on a number of issues including quality of space, cost of space per square foot and quality of amenities.

BOMA, in partnership with the Urban Land Institute, was previously involved in a similar research project that resulted in the publication of a book entitled, What Office Tenants Want in 1999.

Regarding this new research, Baier comments, "Our study will determine which factors in the workplace have the greatest and least impact on tenant retention and satisfaction. This will allow us to develop a standard to measure the performance of commercial real estate assets."

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