As COVID restrictions lessen, office spaces are competing to welcome back tenants. While the debate about what the “new normal” of work will look like continues to be discussed, one thing is clear: tenants and their employees are still concerned about their safety in the office. They now require transparency about the measures taken to ensure their safety to feel comfortable enough to come back. CRE will need to re-evaluate tried and true re-occupancy strategies. Yet, CRE will need to balance investments in health and safety with the resulting increase in carbon reductions—a direct conflict to intense pressures around achieving net-zero.