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Brookfield Says Office Demand Has Increased as Workers Return

  • Companies are rushing to get back to offices, says CEO Flatt
  • Asset manager has $60 billion war chest for investments
  

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Brookfield Asset Management Inc., one of the world’s biggest real estate investors, is seeing higher demand for office space as workers return to socially-distanced buildings.

Rather than ditching their skyscraper offices after the pandemic, companies are keen to return to the workplace after spending as long as three months in lockdown, Bruce Flatt, chief executive officer of Brookfield, said at the Bloomberg Invest Global virtual conference on Wednesday.