2024 Office Design Trends

2024 Office Design Trends

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Office design over the years has evolved. Many companies are ditching the cubicle farms, harsh lighting, and lack of team space and instead are beginning to take note of their workplace design. Corporate America is now looking at what their employees want and how they can achieve satisfaction. We expect 2024 workplace trends to emphasize elevating employee well-being, productivity, and collaboration. To help you achieve your office goals, Cummings Properties has formulated our list of 2024 office design trends. What We Expect Offices To Look Like In 2024: Adaptive Layouts In 2024, we expect to see more flexible and versatile office structures. This includes creating areas that can be used for any work-related activity and meeting while fostering collaboration and teamwork among all office members regardless of where they are…
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Do I Need An Office Space For My Business?

Do I Need An Office Space For My Business?

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Leasing a commercial office space offers you and your business an incredible opportunity to accommodate your employees, products, services, and customers while offering great flexibility. However, deciding whether or not your business needs this space can take time and effort, especially if you are new to the commercial real estate market. This difficulty is why the team of commercial real estate professionals at Cummings Properties has come up with our top tips to help you determine if you need an office space for your business. Top 3 Reasons To Lease A Commercial Office Space You're Experiencing Rapid Employee Growth Are you noticing a significant uptick in your hiring efforts? If so, it could be a perfect time for you to lease a commercial office space. Having a dedicated office space…
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What Office Rental Size Is Right For You

What Office Rental Size Is Right For You

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When searching for an office space, the first and most essential task is determining the amount of space your company needs. During this process, you may ask yourself, how do I know what that number is? This then brings about questions such as: How much square footage will we need as a team to be comfortable? How much office space per person? How many meeting rooms should we have? What does our growth projection look like? At Cummings Properties, our team of professionals has had the pleasure of helping thousands of clients and companies estimate their office space needs and wants. Throughout this process, we have learned how to assess companies' spatial needs properly, while also taking into account their desires, which now allows us to help you determine what…
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The Shoebert Saga, as Seen Through the Eyes of Joyce Cummings

The Shoebert Saga, as Seen Through the Eyes of Joyce Cummings

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Wildlife authorities said from the beginning that “Shoebert” would be best off if he were quickly returned to a herd of seals (parvi) outside the harbor. Many people have said they hope Shoebert makes another stop in Beverly next year, too. Beverly’s new short-term citizen was a 235-pound male seal that somehow found his way into the two-level pond at Cummings Center, Beverly. It was not stuck, but it seemed determined to stay there even after having a floodgate lowered during high tide. Shoebert was named after the United Shoe Machinery Co., commonly once known as The Shoe. That building and others are now 2 million-square-foot Cummings Center medical, office, and research campus. Anyway, he left when the gate was lowered, swam around for a few minutes, turned around, and…
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Why medical practices choose Cummings Properties

Why medical practices choose Cummings Properties

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Learn how leasing medical office space with Cummings can help you and the healthcare professionals at your wellness practice expand your patient base and scale up your operation. Thriving medical clusters Take advantage of the cross-pollination opportunities that come from locating your medical practice in an established healthcare community. With assorted health and wellness professionals just steps away, and local hospitals within minutes, the convenience factor for patient referrals and staff is unmatched at Cummings campuses across the MetroNorth region. Our most prominent medical communities can be found at Cummings office parks in Woburn, Stoneham, and Beverly, MA, where Cummings Center alone is home to more than 120 physicians, surgeons, and dentists, plus dozens of physical therapists, psychologists, and other healthcare practitioners. Customized medical office space From concierge physicians’ offices…
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Planning Your Return to the Office

Planning Your Return to the Office

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With COVID-19 precautions well understood and vaccines being rolled out, many businesses that went remote during the pandemic have decided that it’s time to plan their return to the office It’s time for easier collaboration and greater camaraderie. It’s time for that synergistic creativity that happens when cubemates casually bounce ideas off each other. It’s time for happenstance hallway chats and raiding your colleague’s candy jar. Whether your back-to-the-office timeframe is next month, next season, or next year, Cummings is ready to help you plan for a smooth transition. Our in-house team of leasing, design, and construction experts will help you find the ideal location, layout a floorplan with safety and comfort in mind, and, if necessary, complete a buildout. With 50 years of experience and a streamlined approach to…
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The North Shore Welcomes the Next Wave of Innovation in Massachusetts

The North Shore Welcomes the Next Wave of Innovation in Massachusetts

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Massachusetts is well established as the global leader in the life sciences. Our ecosystem includes companies from small startups to big pharma, as well as the academic institutions, incubators, accelerators, and investors that support them and their growing workforces. Yet, as the life sciences industry continues its rapid expansion in the region, some factors limit its potential growth. In its “State of Possible 2025 Report,” MassBio identified both scarcity and affordability of suitable space as critical structural challenges for the Commonwealth.  According to this five-year strategic plan for the life sciences industry, “Extremely low vacancy rates and highest in the nation commercial and lab rents in the Cambridge/Boston cluster are crowding out both entrepreneurial and larger companies.” In addition, talent recruitment and retention are threatened by the high cost of…
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Top Five Reasons to Lease Commercial Office Space in Woburn, MA

Top Five Reasons to Lease Commercial Office Space in Woburn, MA

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The greater Boston area is a veritable treasure trove of commercial real estate opportunities for companies of all sizes. Suburban properties, in general, are experiencing a surge in interest, and Woburn remains a prime candidate for firms looking to spread out in the suburbs. If you are looking to lease a new office space, lab space, or medical space, here are a few reasons to consider Woburn. Centrality Woburn’s central location in the greater Boston area can set any business up for success. A short drive outside of Boston proper, Woburn is strategically positioned along both I-93 and I-95. These major highways make it easy for employees, clients, vendors, and other visitors to reach the suburb and any businesses therein. Even visitors from out-of-state will find something to appreciate with…
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