Guest Post: Maura Hudson, Newmark Knight Frank

Over the summer several colleagues and I were fortunate to attend the inaugural GlobeSt. Women of Influence (WOI) Conference in Colorado, where we engaged with 100+ colleagues across the spectrum of commercial real estate services. We discussed current and future trends we face as part of the profession, what it means to be a woman in business today, and how we are doing our part to not only promote, but accelerate diversity and inclusion (D&I) across the board. Read more


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Deep Employee Experience: Moving Beyond Perks and Benefits

Guest blog by Michal Matlon, User Experience Specialist, HB Reavis

A friend of mine works for a company where dinner is served at 7 o’clock. Undoubtedly, the organization will present it as a perk, a part of their employee experience program. And some might be convinced. But while being presented as a benefit meant to simplify employee life, the meal actually serves as an encouragement to stay longer at work.

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Unlock the Key to Successful Culture Change

Guest post by Roel Geenen and Anna Jaike Hut, Veldhoen + Company

Most of us have the opportunity to travel in private life. Some of us travel often and all over the world, others have only seen a few foreign countries. We all are aware of the fact that the cultural differences between countries are enormous. Living and working in Japan is completely different from living and working in the Netherlands. So, why do we implement large systemic group change like Agile, ABW and LEAN similarly all over the globe?

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WeWork’s Planned IPO Cools

WeWork, the seemingly hottest thing in co-working for a few years now, had planned an IPO but is considering slashing its valuation, according to the Wall Street Journal. Read more


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More Brexit Fallout…

The winds of Brexit continue to swirl… some insights below on the potential affects, and possibly a bright spot if a no-deal Brexit does occur.Read more


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Brexit: The Long and Winding Road

As of early this morning, US time, the British House of Lords has agreed on a bill that would prevent a no-deal Brexit.Read more


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Calibrating CRE Strategy to Fast-Changing Business Needs

Guest blog by Steve Quick, Chief Executive of Global Occupier Services (GOS), Cushman & Wakefield

The pace of change in business is accelerating rapidly. A company can go from a startup to the Fortune 500 in a few short years, while a well-established name can disappear due to merger or a disruption change.  Product cycles and business project cycles have become shorter over the past decade, fueled by new technologies and intensifying competitive pressures. A Gartner survey of CIOs found that half of the companies that decided to reshape their business models are doing so to advance digital transformation and opportunities.

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Creating Spaces: 1 New Street Square

The story of Deloitte’s London HQ transformation

Guest blog by Will Esplen, Managing Director, Global Real Estate, Deloitte (previously published at https://www2.deloitte.com)

Creating Spaces is the story of how we’ve transformed our workplace at Deloitte in the UK and Switzerland and the journey we’ve been on to get there. It’s about how we’ve not only changed our space, but our entire workplace strategy, revolutionising the space we provide to reflect and positively impact the changing way that we work.

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Conundrum of Stepping into a New Market

Guest blog by Nishar Fatema, Associate Director, Global Client Engagement, Space Matrix

On the face of it, contemporary office spaces in North America and Asia-Pacific look quite similar – open layouts, a bright and lively feel, eco-friendly features, and collaborative and social spaces. But first impressions can be deceiving. Peel the surface and you will see what sets them apart – what makes a workspace in Asia tick is not a theme based on a global template but a design strategy that accommodates local business and cultural considerations into global guidelines.

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The Evolution of the Workplace Will Turn the Whole Building into Your Office

Guest post by Tina Urquhart, Founder & CEO of Charm City Concierge

Imagine a complete evolution of the workplace as we know it – even so much as replacing the term “work” with “productivity center.” Believe it or not, the workplace is already heading in that direction.

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Two HQ Moves

Two new HQ moves were announced recently: Read more


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Workplaces Designed To Make the Employees Comfortable – Really Comfortable

As CoreNet Global’s FutureForward 2025 report establishes, ensuring that employees are comfortable will be a top priority for corporate real estate professionals, if it already isn’t.Read more


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