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This past Labor Day marked a pivotal point in the return-to-office shift as many firms rolled out policies to bring workers back to the office. For the first time in a long time commuter trains from New Jersey to New York City were standing room only and the key to a smooth transition between remote work and centralized office spaces, according to a KBS Realty Advisors source, may depend on creating an exciting and energizing place for workers to utilize.

Tim Helgeson, a SVP of acquisitions and asset management at KBS, exclusively chatted with GlobeSt.com on the subject of how owners can make the RTO transition more enticing for employees by offering workspaces that meet the shifting expectations of today's workforce.

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Natalie Dolce

Natalie Dolce, editor-in-chief of GlobeSt.com and GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum, is responsible for working with editorial staff, freelancers and senior management to help plan the overarching vision that encompasses GlobeSt.com, including short-term and long-term goals for the website, how content integrates through the company’s other product lines and the overall quality of content. Previously she served as national executive editor and editor of the West Coast region for GlobeSt.com and Real Estate Forum, and was responsible for coverage of news and information pertaining to that vital real estate region. Prior to moving out to the Southern California office, she was Northeast bureau chief, covering New York City for GlobeSt.com. Her background includes a stint at InStyle Magazine, and as managing editor with New York Press, an alternative weekly New York City paper. In her career, she has also covered a variety of beats for M magazine, Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel, FashionLedge.com, and Co-Ed magazine. Dolce has also freelanced for a number of publications, including MSNBC.com and Museums New York magazine.