Recent studies show a correlation between poor health and sitting for long periods of time. Many medical experts have even referred to sitting as the new smoking! As a result, more and more workplaces are providing diversity in their workstations, allowing employees the mobility they need to improve their productivity and wellbeing. To meet these challenges, CORT’s designed a series of new workplace products that address recent work design trends such as sit-to-stand versatility, maximizing collaboration opportunities, and ensuring workplace furnishings and accessories complement the latest technology.
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Recently moved your sofa up three flights of stairs? Stuck with outdated or hand-me-down furniture? That’s when you should’ve called CORT! We can help with all of your furniture and relocation needs – from renting furniture to helping you move and set up your new place. If you have a similar story, share it with us to be eligible to win a trip for two to the Austin City Limits (ACL) Music Festival from October 10-12!
Start-up companies are often met with tremendous opportunities and challenges. CORT worked with iCORE Global, a leading full-service commercial real estate provider, to compile top tips for start-ups and entrepreneurs to conserve revenue. A key step towards success for start-ups is to minimize overhead investments to ensure revenue and investments can be reinvested in the company. These top tips don’t just apply to start-ups in their preliminary phases. Any company experiencing growth has many of the same challenges as small start-ups. Plan Ahead for Real Estate – Real estate is a daunting consideration for start-ups and a very complicated and strategic investment overall. Look for a commercial real estate provider who is focused on your long term growth, not just selling you space. By planning real estate and space layout early on, start-ups can ensure their real estate strategy is a competitive advantage rather than disadvantage. Flexibility is another key consideration. Keeping space flexible enables your company to grow or relocate with ease. Lean on Partners and Fellow Entrepreneurs – Starting a business can be overwhelming, but many people have been in your shoes before. Consider attending meet-ups with other local start-ups or even reaching out to an entrepreneur you …
A recent study about new directions in our driving preferences states how millennials are leading a trend to driving less. But really, it’s not about what they don’t want that’s most interesting, it’s about what they do want: walkable communities. In general, Americans drove more miles every year between 1946 and 2004. Today, Americans drive no more miles in total than in 2004, and no more per person than in 1996. Now, about those Millennials: young people aged 16 to 34 drove 23% fewer miles on average in 2009 than they did in 2001. That is a greater decline in driving than any other age group. Why? Millennials are more likely to want to live in urban and walkable neighborhoods and are more open to non-driving forms of transportation than other Americans. They are also the first generation to fully embrace mobile Internet-connected technologies as part of their community experience. They are moving in large numbers into urban cores. The migration to cities is particularly striking in a few key cities: San Francisco, Seattle, Washington DC, Orlando, San Jose and Denver all experienced at least 15% increase in young adults over the past 5 years. Micro lofts are the burgeoning trend …
When you step into your office, what comes to your mind? Do you find the space offers a nice work environment? Are you proud to bring clients into your office for meetings? Or does your lackluster workplace leave you uninspired and unmotivated? If this sounds like you, you’re probably in need of an office overhaul. But before you start seeing dollar signs, don’t fret! There are several easy and cost effective ways to update your workplace that will make a big impact without the hefty price tag. Rearrange your furnishings This design tip has no cost at all! One simple way to update your office space is by rearranging your office furniture. Take a step back and look at the current layout of your office. Are you optimizing your space? For instance, make sure to place your desk by the window (if you have one) so you have more natural light. Your current layout could also be cutting off the room, leaving you with less space to utilize. Just moving around your furnishings can give your office a new, fresh look. Rethink office supply organizers Ditch the standard pen holder and paperclip container, and opt for more decorative accessories. Rather …
Congratulations! Graduation has passed and you are starting your next big adventure. Very often, this step in your life involves moving to a new apartment or home. Without the services of a moving company, however, this can quickly become a laborious task – exhausting and tedious for everyone involved. Fortunately, there are simple organizational tricks that can ensure your big move is a breeze. Here are a few ways to take the dread out of moving so you can begin your post-grad life with ease:
Each year I look forward to attending NeoCon®, which is North America’s largest design exposition and conference for commercial interiors. This event gathers over 40,000 architecture and design professionals in Chicago for three days of non-stop resources, energy, and ideas. NeoCon is one of the most important industry events of the year because it focuses on design concepts and trends rather than products, allowing attendees to see where the future of design is heading. As I walked through the conference, I was really inspired by what the future of workplaces will look like. Across the globe, the workforce is changing. Workers’ expectations are changing. How they work is changing. The work they are doing is changing. All of this impacts how office spaces are designed. Workplaces are becoming more versatile, focusing on more common spaces and less on private, administrative and filing areas. Some of the product highlights from NeoCon include:
On Memorial Day weekend, the Folds of Honor and The Patriot Golf Club co-hosted their annual Patriot Cup, an exclusive, invitation-only golf tournament and gala celebrating our nation’s heroes. This event was attended by the Champions Tour, PGA and LPGA Professionals, top military golfers from across the country, and a host of celebrities such as Kid Rock, Dierks Bentley, and Adam Baldwin. CORT is proud to be a supporter of the Folds of Honor and is honored to be a part of this amazing event!