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Go Easy on That Open Space

By BisNow Staff

 

The next thing in creative office space is a little less openness, Hughes Marino CEO Jason Hughes tells us (snapped at that ancient example of open space, Machu Picchu, with Hughes Marino COO Shay Hughes, his wife). It’s becoming clear from a number of studies that completely open office space impairs employees’ ability to concentrate, Jason says. People resort to putting on headphones to shut off too much interaction. So a mix of public and private space is optimal.

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Hughes Marino, an Irvine-based brokerage, recently completed its own creative office space concept at 2 Park Plaza, Suite 750, which reflects this kind of mix. It includes private offices along the exterior of the space, while the interior feels more like a home than a traditional office, Jason says, with the shared space variously designed as a living room, a family room, a kitchen and a dining room. Like a home, one of the office walls features framed photos of employees with their families.

This article originally appeared on BisNow.com

Jason Hughes is chairman, CEO, and owner of Hughes Marino, an award-winning commercial real estate company with offices across the nation. A pioneer in the field of tenant representation, Jason has exclusively represented tenants and buyers for more than 30 years. He writes about topics in commercial real estate from a tenant’s perspective on his blog, Downtown Dirt. Contact Jason at 1-844-662-6635 or jason@hughesmarino.com to learn more.



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