Office Use Reaches Pandemic High

Big-city office use hit a pandemic high of 47.5% of pre-pandemic attendance for the week that ended Sept. 14 as most major regions remained below 50% in the latest tracking by security technology firm Kastle Systems.Kastle’s 10-city “Back to Work Barometer,” based on anonymous keycard data from clients’ office buildings, had been stuck around 44% for the past several weeks, landing at 43.4% for the week that ended Sept. 7.
Kastle officials said early September numbers have underscored a post-Labor Day bump in office attendance and were stronger this year than in the prior two years as more workers spend at least a portion their time in offices.

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By Lou Hirsh
CoStar News