Dan Bondar, Genesis Property: Integrated communities, co-living and co-working, social areas and urban forests, the trends of the future in office real estate

Newsroom 26/05/2022 | 16:01

More and more companies are shaping their way of working in the post-pandemic world and, by the looks of it, there’s no going back to how things were before. New trends and work and social life patterns highlight the importance of community-based work and of experiences and interactions both in the workplace and outside the office, adapted to the ways people will work and live in the future.

An opinion by Dan Bondar, Genesis Property

 

As the post-pandemic world changes, people want to collaborate and interact in a way that makes it possible to apply the lessons learned over the past two years. We are no longer talking just about flexible hybrid or physical working models, but about a transition towards destinations in people’s work and social lives, where they can spend professional and personal time, about communities of like-minded people, with common values or hobbies, as well as social areas, conference centers, event spaces and urban forests for wellbeing.

While professionals can find all the destinations for their lifestyle spread in different parts of the city, YUNITY Park aims to bring them all together in one place. YUNITY Park is designed as a campus for the work and lifestyle of the future, created by Genesis Property by transforming the existing Novo Park office project in Bucharest. It will be a platform that supports experiences tailored to people’s lifestyles and working style, for personal, social and professional activities.

Unquestionably, the presence of all employees in the office and in dedicated socializing areas greatly helps reduce potential stressful situations and these spaces are playing a key role in maintaining a personal and professional balance. Brainstorming, for example, although it can take place at some level using online video applications, requires a type of interaction that can never be substituted by technology. Therefore, business parks should provide real support in this regard. For example, YUNITY Park will include a cutting-edge modular conference center where meeting halls or internal events can be organized, as well as a 1,000-square-meter urban forest where employees will be able to hold meetings.

Nowadays, flexibility has become mandatory for any life and work style, but luckily, throughout the years, people have adapted their lifestyles in response to developments around them. As companies are in the process of defining their strategy to respond to this new “normality”, they now have the perfect opportunity to gradually bring people back into offline life and implement the lessons learned while working and living remotely.

Dan Bondar joined Genesis Property’ development division in 2017 and is responsible for project management and development, contracting and managing subcontractors, budgets, personnel management, on-time delivery and performance in project implementation. Dan graduated from the “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urban Planning with a degree in Urban Design and Planning.

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