Michigan Economic Developers Association - Your Partner in Growing Your Community

Educational Webinar: Reusing Vacant Office Space

Co Working GraphicPlease join us on Thursday, October 8, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. for a Zoom Webinar.


With the quick transition to work-from-home, many municipal and economic development staff are wondering what is going to happen to all of the empty office space if companies realize how efficiently and successfully their staff can work from home.

This webinar will highlight not only where Michigan stands compared to other states as to whether workers are using – or planning to return to – their offices but also prepare you for what can be done if they don’t.

This webinar will explore:

  • How Michigan compares to other states
  • Whether the auto industry has an impact
  • Other spaces: industrial, mixed-use, retail
  • Trends in the usage of space such as benching and open office layouts
  • The impacts of COVID on commercial real estate
  • Whether space usage will return to the way it was before
  • How can companies best support work from home
  • How EDO’s can be proactive in identifying solutions


Kurt Brauer, Attorney/Partner, Warner Norcross + Judd


Randy Balconi, Founder and Owner, Interior Environments
Randall Book, Executive Vice President, Detroit, Colliers
Natalie Flora, Principal - Workplace Strategist, Interior Environments
Patrich Jett, SIOR, MRC, LEED AP, Senior Vice President, Detroit / Ann Arbor, Colliers
Dan Leppink, Director of Office Leasing, Bedrock


MEDA Members: FREE

Non-Members: $35*

*Not a member and interested in learning about saving on this and other upcoming economic development training opportunities? Visit www.medaweb.org/join-meda.

Thank You Sponsors!

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Contact Cassandra at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 517-241-0011 if interested in sponsoring a future webinar.


  1. Payment is required at registration. MEDA Members: If you are working from home and don't have your login info to get the discount, contact Cassandra at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  2. You will receive a confirmation email after registering with the Zoom link. We will also send the link again about 2 days before the webinar.
  3. Please register by Wednesday, October 7th at 12:00 noon.
  4. Participation is limited to 100.
  5. We will open dial-in 15 minutes before the start of the webinar.

Cancellation Policy: You must notify This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of your cancellation 24 hours in advance of the webinar on Wednesday, October 7th at 10:00 a.m. in order to receive a refund.


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P.O. Box 15096
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