Journal Article

Hybrid Officing Will Shift Where People and Businesses Decide to Locate


Abstract: Many businesses are likely to shift to hybrid officing following the pandemic, with employees working remotely several days per week. The reduced frequency of commutes and associated decrease in traffic may fuel residential construction in outlying suburbs, especially in the largest metropolitan areas. At the same time, suburban employers may move their offices closer to city centers due to reduced space needs, eased parking constraints, and less frequent commutes.

Keywords: Remote work;; Officing; Metropolitan areas; Housing; COVID-19; Pandemic;

JEL Classification: J81; J11;

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Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Part of Series: Economic Bulletin

Publication Date: 2021-02-03

Issue: February 2, 2021

Pages: 4