Recent Posts by Laura Patel

Laura J. Patel is based out of New York City and covers North America, the Middle East, and Europe in her role as DIRTTbag with DIRTT Environmental Solutions. DIRTT is a clean tech construction company that uses video game technology to build flexible interior construction rapidly, cost effectively, and sustainably.

What are Innovative Companies Doing Differently?

Next to a company’s workforce, the second largest business expense for the vast majority of organizations is their real estate. Yet most organizations approach this expensive investment with a very narrow focus and short-term lens; resulting in spaces that can’t keep up with changing business demands and fail to foster a strong and vibrant culture. This short-term focus explains why the average tenant lease term is only 7 years in North America and is cause for serious concern, as we look to the future of commercial construction.

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