WSJ: Office Landlords Roll Out New Perks

In a challenging market for office space, owners are borrowing ideas from technology firms to attract tenants


Rockefeller Center’s rooftop gardens, usually off limits to tenants, soon will host a new attraction: outdoor yoga classes.

The new amenity is one of many that U.S. office-building owners have started offering in a market coping with increasing supply and weaker-than-usual demand at this stage of the economic recovery.

“We want to fundamentally change the expectation that people have from their office buildings,” said Rob Speyer, chief executive of family controlled Tishman Speyer.

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