Paul Donovan & Jaclyn May Featured in ALAMN Publication

Paul Donovan and Jaclyn May are featured in the June/July 2020 issue of The Verdict, the bi-monthly newsletter of ALAMN. In the article, they address how employers can make sure they are prepared to receive their workforce — and make sure their employees are prepared. Cushman & Wakefield leads the development of best practices, products and partnerships to prepare organizations for post-COVID-19 recovery and the eventual return to the workplace.

ALAMN is a chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA). ALAMN currently has a membership of over 200 legal administrators and legal professionals dedicated to enhancing their career through education and networking.

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Paul Donovan Enters Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame

Each year, Midwest Real Estate News elects a new class to its Commercial Real Estate Hall
of Fame. Congratulations to Paul Donovan, executive director of the Minneapolis office of Cushman & Wakefield, who was selected for the 2020 class!

Click here for Paul’s profile featured in Midwest Real Estate News.

THE FUTURE OF WORKPLACE

Through our proprietary Experience per Square FootTM (XSF) tool, Cushman & Wakefield has captured more than 2.5 million data points from workers all over the globe in the pre-COVID-19 era and a further 1.7 million data points from more than 40,000 respondents in the current work from home environment.

Our workplace specialists analyzed this data to develop a report on the future of workplace, which gives you an inside look at the unrivaled insights into how employees are coping right now – identifying their key successes and critical challenge. With this data, Cushman & Wakefield has developed a report that provides insight into the future workplace.

Key learnings:

  1. Productivity can occur anywhere, not just at the office:
  • Pre-COVID-19, remote workers were more engaged and had a better workplace experience than office workers
  • During the pandemic, effective team collaboration has reached new heights, through better leverage of remote collaborative technology, and the ability to focus was upheld
  1. Flexibility and choice to work from anywhere is accelerating
  • 73% of the workforce believes companies should embrace some level of working from home
  • Human connection and social bonding are suffering, impacting connection to corporate culture and learning
  • Younger generations are reporting more challenges working from home
  1. The new normal will be a Total Workplace Ecosystem:
  • The workplace will no longer be a single location but an ecosystem of a variety of locations and experiences to support convenience, functionality and wellbeing
  • The purpose of the office will be to provide inspiring destinations that strengthens cultural connection, learning, bonding with customers and colleagues, and supports innovation
  • Current footprint sizes will remain steady, balancing social distancing’s relaxing of space density with less office space headcount demand in the new total workplace strategy

Are you prepared to return to the workplace post-COVID-19? 

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JUST RELEASED! RECOVERY READINESS: A HOW-TO GUIDE FOR REOPENING YOUR WORKPLACE

As areas stabilize from the COVID-19 pandemic and stay-at-home restrictions are lifted, organizations will begin to bring workers back into the physical workplace. It’s already begun in some parts of the world. In fact, as of April 2020, we have helped move our own employees, and those of our clients, back into more than 800 million square feet of properties globally.

The “Recovery Readiness: A How-to Guide for Reopening your Workplace,” outlines some of the best thinking and practices that our more than 53,000 professionals have compiled across the globe and also includes insights from key partners. The recommended practices and protocols already have been implemented at locations across the globe with tremendous success.

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Merchant & Gould Featured in Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s “Cool Offices”

The intellectual property law firm of Merchant & Gould relocated its office to the Fifth Street Towers office complex in downtown Minneapolis last August.  Their new space was recently featured in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s “Cool Offices” column.  The space offers views of the downtown skyline and allowed the firm to reduce its environmental footprint while promoting collaboration and technology.

According to Jacklyn May, a member of the Cushman & Wakefield team that represented Merchant & Gould in the transaction, “they did a fine job creating a multifunction gathering space that functions as a break room but can also live after hours as a client hosted event space.”

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Jeremy Striffler Named a Rising Young Professional by Finance & Commerce

Congratulations to Jeremy Striffler, who was recognized as a Rising Young Professional by Finance & Commerce.  The honor is for those individuals who have demonstrated leadership in their industries and made positive impacts in their communities. A panel of independent judges with business expertise selected the class of honorees from across the Minnesota business community.

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Paul Donovan Named a 2020 Midwest Real Estate Journal Hall of Fame Inductee

Congratulations to Paul Donovan, a newly announced member of the Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame.  This is a very well deserved honor for Paul!

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MSP Advisory Services Team Lists Former TCF HQ Building for Sale in Wayzata

The MSP Advisory Services Team is marketing for sale the TCF Bank headquarters building in Wayzata near the shore of Lake Minnetonka.  The 53,000 square foot, castle-like building no longer serves as a headquarters for the bank, which merged with Detroit’s Chemical Financial Corp. in 2019.  Many employees have already relocated to other sites in the metro area.

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MSP Advisory Services Team Represents Merchant & Gould in Relocation to Fifth Street Towers

Law firm Merchant & Gould relocated its headquarters to Fifth Street Towers in downtown Minneapolis in August 2019, occupying 40,246 square feet on floors 21-22 of the 150 Tower. The intellectual property law firm was previously located in the IDS Center for almost 20 years.

The Cushman & Wakefield team of Paul Donovan, Jacklyn May and Jeremy Striffler represented Merchant & Gould and senior project manager Jennifer Stumm oversaw buildout of the firm’s new space.

C&W Represents Ameriprise in Sale of Chaska Property

Ameriprise recently sold the Oak Ridge Hotel & Conference Center and adjacent 123 acres of land in Chaska, MN, near the Hazeltine golf course.  Amerprise was represented by Cushman & Wakefield in the transaction.

The property was acquired by Bobby Atkinson, a local real estate veteran, for redevelopment purposes.

Click here to read the recent article featured in The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.