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The Decentralized Office
Posted on 3/23/2021

Working from home has one benefit no office can match: the lack of the time and expense of a commute. A survey from Hubble HQ even found that there’s a direct correlation between employees’ commute time and their enjoyment of working from home. Besides freeing up time on peoples’ schedules, the thought of long commutes to crowded offices located in densely populated cities seems to many like an outdated custom of the past. 

At the same time, only 28% of employees would like to commit to a fully remote arrangement in the future. The majority of people would prefer returning to an office at least part of the time to benefit from collaboration and in-person meetings while avoiding long commutes and overly crowded offices.

Offering employees the option of regional, decentralized office hubs promises a solution offering the best of both worlds. Instead of having a single headquarters, companies might consider a decentralized office strategy when returning to the workplace. 

Barclays and Citigroup are reportedly already on the lookout for satellite locations to reduce the number of workers in city centers. Citigroup has locations in Long Island, Westchester County and New Jersey under consideration as an alternative to their Manhattan offices in New York. A survey from PricewaterhouseCoopers confirms that these megabanks are not outliers: 58% of surveyed Executives plan to open satellite offices in suburbs and 51% expect to consolidate office space but outside of major cities

Working at Vista Canyon provides employees with access to a wide range of work and lifestyle amenities within a short walk or bike ride while enjoying the clean air and beauty of the Santa Clarita Valley. Stores, restaurants and healthcare facilities are only a few steps away from the office. Enjoy an al fresco lunch break at Vista Canyon’s 11-acre park, go for a hike on one of its numerous trails or even zip to Downtown LA from the project’s own Metrolink rail station for a meeting. Vista Canyon’s strategic location on the 14 Freeway provides easy access to downtown, Burbank, the aerospace valley… and beyond.