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Portfolio planning to support agile working

Portfolio planning to support agile working

Are current approaches to lease commitments and owned property portfolios a barrier to workplace change?   Globally, disruptive business models and technology trends are causing continual change to the way organisations deliver their services, requiring a rethink of workplace accommodation strategies. Businesses now acknowledge that workplaces can be the drawcard in attracting and retaining talent,

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Sponsor, mentor or coach?

Sponsor, mentor or coach?

When it comes to managing your own career, upon whom do you need to call for help? orporate life has changed – no longer is your career looked after by your employer. There may a range of talent programs and training opportunities, but it is essential that every aspirant leader in business take ownership of

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Portfolio planning in the connected age

Portfolio planning in the connected age

Is technology driving a move towards more proactive portfolio planning?   The nature of property, with long decision gestation periods, needing significant capital expenditure and infl exible leasing arrangements, means portfolio planning is seldom done proactively. It is the norm for portfolio decisions to be driven by events such as lease expiry dates, business mergers

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Implementing tech – the right way

Implementing tech – the right way

We want the insights that smart buildings bring, but what are the take-up challenges, particularly in older assets?    Ubiquitous internet-enabled devices and sensors, constantly monitored and communicating with each other, represent a system collectively referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT). When sensors are deployed in the built environment as data capture, and

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The Right Facilities and Maintenance Model

The Right Facilities and Maintenance Model

What type of facilities and maintenance contract model is going to work for your organisation? All portfolios, whether owned or leased, need to be maintained to remain functional and fi t-for-purpose supporting organisational productivity. The maintenance planning, implementation and management of the asset life cycle for the building fabric, finishes and building services includes: responsive

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The art of understanding landlord personality type

The art of understanding landlord personality type

Not all landlords are created equal. Bitter experience has shown that tenants can benefit by having a better understanding of landlord personality types – preferably before the lease is signed. As with all other commercial and social engagements, values, attitudes and service delivery approaches of owner investors in commercial property can vary significantly. These variations

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CRE vs Strategic FM – which will prevail?

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Debating the importance of separating the definitions of corporate real estate and facilities management. Two of the most misunderstood and misused concepts in the property industry are ‘Corporate Real Estate’ and ‘Facility Management’. This is particularly true if the latter term is prefaced with the word strategic. This confusion is further complicated by the use

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Full Steam Ahead

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Current wisdom in the CRE industry is that no relocation, corporate merger, workplace fit out or outsourcing arrangement can take place successfully without a well-constructed change management program.Previously all occurred successfully as part of normal business processes. So what is new? The simple answer is: the business landscape has changed.   In the past, companies

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Green Leases- Show me the money

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Green buildings seem to be on everyone’s agenda and this is increasingly manifested in some form of green lease between owners and tenants. But what is the commerce and issues of these leases? For completed buildings with proven performance outcomes, this is not too problematic. But it is not so easy for pre-commitment lease agreements

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Making Pre-commitment work for you

In the boom and bust markets of Perth and Brisbane, industry activity has been bolstered in recent years by speculative devel­opments. However the current financial hiatus is likely to bring reality back into even these markets and total or substantial pre-commitments will be required for any project to come out of the ground.   On

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