More offices ??? Absolute insanity!! Or, to put it in a kindlier way: A textbook case of willful blindness.
You have my sympathies Chris and I hope things will turn out OK for you.
That said, I think we are in for a sea change and to that end flexibility may be the best resort. It may be that the construction and design industries will be affected almost as much as the travel/transportation sector.
Working and studying at home is likely the future for those who are able to do so. It may be the death knell of office buildings; student housing - even schools and universities themselves. To survive during such turmoil will be a challenge for most.
I do wish you all good fortune. Stay strong!
Indeed! Our thinking will be challenged in the solving of what to do with the countless abandoned office buildings that will soon litter our cities.
It ain't coming back; It's over. Employers are probably now kicking themselves for having spent so much when the option of homeworking has been available for the past decade.
Like bricks and mortar retail, reality in the office construction and rental business will take a while to sink in.
Or, it could be OSB; Formerly known as vertical mulch.
What an astonishing waste of perfectly good plywood.