Skipping Lunch?

With a growing emphasis on wellness in the workplace, companies may want to dial in to the fact many employees are taking shorter lunches, or skipping them entirely.

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Corporate Real Estate Executives, Are You Counting Your Steps?

Today, people increasingly expect the areas in which they live and work – urban as well as suburban – to be “walkable.” As a result, corporate real estate executives will need to factor walkable locales into the site location decision-making process, according to new research from CoreNet Global.

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Learning Through Change

Learning through Change: Lessons for Corporate Real Estate       

The only thing that is constant is change – Heraclius

As the corporate real estate (CRE) profession continues to evolve for a new generation, change has become the only constant. Dramatic changes in demographics, risk, technology, and global business environments and markets, have altered the structure of the enterprise and are challenging established business processes. The “uberization” of traditional models is impacting business now and making the future more fluid than ever before. Organizations can, and do, approach change in many different ways, and the organization that embraces that change can open up new opportunities for their employees and the company.Read more


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A “BitCoin” for Corporate Real Estate?

You may not have heard the term “blockchain” technology, but you know the most famous example of it: the bitcoin.

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It’s Not “Location, Location, Location” Anymore

It’s one of the oldest mantras in real estate: location, location, location. But in corporate real estate, it’s being replaced by “people, people, people.”

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Make in India

We recently released a new report, Make in India: A Manufacturing Initiative, that details the Indian government led initiative to grow the manufacturing sector in the country.

Our perspective of course is how this exciting program will also foster the growth of the corporate real estate profession in India.

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How Vulnerable Are Your Systems?

By Sam Pickering, Partner – Head of Resilience – energy, sustainability and risk, Incendium Consulting

The ransomware attacks of the past few days have been a stark reminder of just how vulnerable many of the business systems we rely on day to day are. Read more


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Finding the Right Formula For Office Design Requires Experimentation

What do you say to the worker who wants to leave the open floor plan office for some “heads down” time and privacy, and who ends up working in a Starbucks for the rest of the afternoon?

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IBM to Workers: Bring It In

Reports were conflicted this week about whether IBM’s recent decision to curtail its industry leading work from home benefit is a net positive.

According to a CNN article, “the technology giant has been a leader in terms of letting employees work from home, and has bragged about the savings and increased productivity that’s resulted. About 40% of its nearly 400,000 employees worldwide did not have a traditional office, the company said in 2007, which is the last time it released such data.”

But now the company is pulling back that benefit for thousands of workers, although the company won’t say exactly how many, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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Unilever’s Goal Is To Go Beyond Energy Neutral

Unilever is a global conglomerate that makes a number of brands that are household names: Ben & Jerry’s, Q-Tips, and Dove soap, to name just a few. And the London-based company may become even better known for its aspirations to become completely energy neutral. And, to do it by occupying buildings that generate more energy than they consume.

In a whitepaper written for CoreNet Global, Unilever detailed its goals and provided case studies of recent efforts.download-1

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Sustainable Cities: Going Beyond Smart Cities

According to this article, “A few years ago a global milestone was reached.  More than 50% of the global population now lives in an urban environment.  The city has finally become the dominant place to live.  Given the changing environment and increasing technology, the city has begun to dramatically change in the past 5-10 years.  And it will continue to evolve and change at an increasingly faster pace.”Read more


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What Constitutes Digital Privacy?

Corporate real estate managers now have or soon will have access to all kinds of data regarding how well space is being utilized. Beacons and sensors can tell us, for example, when and how conference rooms, private offices, and common areas are being used. They can tell us what temperatures employees prefer, the noise levels, even whether or not the space was being used productively.

But when does information that is useful to have, become an invasion of privacy to divulge? 

A recent survey conducted by CoreNet Global, along with Steelcase and Radius Global confirmed that real estate managers highly value information that helps them understand space allocation, such as knowing how many of each types of space are needed, patterns of space usage over time, the type — and quality — of work being conducted.Read more


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