Topher Stephenson / March 25, 2021
Survey Results Released 3/25/2021
The Boulos Company] has released its “Where’s New Hampshire Working?” survey which explores the impact of COVID-19 on the commercial office market. The survey, conducted December 2020 through February 2021 provides a snapshot of the local response to the pandemic. More than 60 New Hampshire professionals from a range of industries answered questions about working from home, productivity, office reentry plans, and more.
Boulos conducted the survey to provide New Hampshire’s business community with insight into how their peers have responded to the pandemic, and share critical information as they move forward in an unprecedented real estate market.
“In New Hampshire, nearly half of respondents (46 percent) said
they were fully back or phasing back to work at the office,” said
Boulos’ Principal Broker, Kent White. “That’s higher than what we
expected and a good sign for the Seacoast.”
The majority of those surveyed are planning no change in their
office square footage as a result of COVID or are still undecided.
However, roughly 33 percent where did 33% come from? of respondents said that at least
some of their employees will work from home permanently. As for
productivity, most reported either no change or that they felt less
productive working from home. Overall, survey responses, like those
in Boulos’s earlier Maine survey, indicated that the safety and
comfort level of employees will be at the forefront of office space
decisions moving forward.