The pandemic has caused a major shift with more people working from home.  As a result, many people have opted to move to the suburbs seeking lower rent. While the pandemic accelerated this shift, it may be temporary as walkability (mostly provided in urban settings) still holds value.  

While some employers are requiring employees back in the office, many have opted to continue the "work from home" model.  The next two years will be telling. If employees are required to go back to the office, the shift back to urban living will be expedited.