The Urban Land Institute points to the leading technology companies as a model for the evolving suburban workplace. Companies like Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Apple have made suburban office properties perform at a high level. These companies “have created iconic, user-centric designs for their headquarters, using smart technologies, large floor plates, a very high level of sustainability, and a wealth of amenities,” such as outdoor seating, amphitheaters, collaborative space, rooftop gardens, cafeterias, grab-and-go cafés, food trucks, fitness centers and athletic fields, child-care and pet-care centers, dry cleaning, banking, gift shops, and facilities for bicycle storage, repair, and sharing.

The dial is moving on tech firms and their service providers focusing creating lifestyle campuses away from the urban core.  For those who can invest now in the suburban office market, the returns will be significant -  fueled by increased leasing momentum, healthy rate hikes and a young workforce turning to a new chapter of expanded and convenient amenities, new families and rapidly changing priorities.