Property Forum spoke with Mihai Păduroiu, CEO of the Office Division One United Properties, about the transformation in the office market triggered by the pandemic and the drivers of demand going forward.
Mihai Păduroiu points out that even though the office market has undergone a transformation since the beginning of the pandemic, that is not necessarily a negative aspect. Now companies put more emphasis on the quality of the office and on sustainable certification, an aspect that was on a secondary place before the pandemic.
For One United Properties sustainability and quality of the office was always a top priority. The company aims to develop sustainable buildings that offer a healthy work environment, with the latest integrated technologies and multiple benefits offered to tenants. Last year, One Tower office building has received from the US Green Building Council the LEED v4 Building Design and Construction certification, at the Platinum level, the highest level provided by this certification. The LEED Platinum certification obtained by One Tower for the design and construction phase is completed by the WELL Health-Safety certification.
„The office market has undergone a transformation since the beginning of the pandemic that is not necessarily negative. Companies analyse much better the location, the technical specifications, the quality of the building, essential things for bringing the employees back to the office in the safest possible conditions. The pandemic has accentuated the need for upgrades across all demand structures. I noticed that companies put more emphasis on the quality of the office and on sustainable certification, an aspect that had taken a secondary place before the pandemic”,
points out Mihai Păduroiu.
Complete interview here.