Most CRE Professional Say Employees Are Expected In the Office But Not Every Day of the Week

Most Corporate Real Estate Professionals Say Employees Are Expected In the Office But Not Every Day of the Week

More Than a Third of Corporations Plan To Increase Office Space Over The Next Five Years

MAY 18, 2022 – ATLANTA, GA – A new survey conducted by CoreNet Global, the premier association for corporate real estate professionals, has found that companies are requiring their employees to come to the office for some part of the week, but very few are mandating that employees must be in the office five days a week.

The survey was conducted in April-May 2022 and yielded more than 450 responses from all regions including North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Many corporate real estate managers expect their portfolios to grow over the next five years. Thirty-eight percent of the respondents said they planned to increase the amount of office space they are using, while 62 percent predicted a net decrease.

Nearly half the respondents said that their companies were pulling back on remote work and requiring more workers to return to the office.

But not every day: respondents replied as follows when asked how often employees are required to be in the office on a weekly basis:

  • Not required on a weekly basis: 29 percent
  • At least one day per week: 5.6 percent
  • At least two days per week: 19.42 percent
  • At least three days per week: 28.4 percent
  • At least four days per week: 6.3 percent
  • Five days per week: 11.16 percent

 About CoreNet Global

CoreNet Global is a non-profit association, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia (US), representing nearly 10,000 executives in 50 countries with strategic responsibility for the real estate assets of large corporations. The organization’s mission is to advance the practice of corporate real estate through professional development opportunities, publications, research, conferences, designations and networking in 45 local chapters and networking groups globally. For more information, please visit or follow @CoreNetGlobal on Twitter.