Xymax Real Estate Institute constantly interviews and surveys corporate tenants occupying office buildings managed by Xymax Group. This year, we conducted a survey to discover the actual use of office spaces and needs of office tenants. The results are summarized in this report.
Xymax Real Estate Institute will continue the study based on results from this survey and report more constructive information on use of office spaces and needs of tenants.
The area not used as desk space is used as conference room by 90% of the respondents, as reception space by 70% and as documents room or storage by slightly below 60% of the respondents. The most common response to the question of the proportion of the desk space to the overall lease area is 70%.
40% of the respondents said the number of their office workers increased from 2013 while 10% said the number decreased. A certain number of respondents said the size of their current office is not appropriate.
Many companies have introduced ICT in office. 70% of the respondents introduced mobile work and wireless LAN, 50% introduced online or video conference system.
60% of the respondents said they have water stock, 50% said they have food stock. Other measures are introduced by less than 50% of the respondents.
“Cool Biz” and “Warm Biz” campaign was the most commonly implemented action, implemented by 70% of the respondents. Companies are implementing actions that are easy to adopt.
Affordable rent, proximity to the train station, earthquake-resistance of the building, and quality of cleaning, sanitary and maintenance services are important.
High marks were given to safety-related systems such as earthquake resistance, power supply for blackouts and emergency stocks and convenience-related systems such as bicycle parking areas and rental conference rooms.