Taming the Capital Monster

Taming the Capital Monster

April 2016

On average, Forbes 1000 companies miss their capital plan targets for office real estate alone by US$12.2 billion annually. Overspending raises reputational risks and damages shareholder trust, while underspending means money was held back from projects that could have generated a higher return on investment. Either way, missing a capital plan target ultimately impacts the level of financial stress an organization faces. Real estate teams are typically given fixed capital budgets with potentially limited visibility to associated corporate strategy. This panel discussion will provide a CFO perspective on how the C-suite approaches the capital planning process, what they want to hear from their real estate teams, and the type of information they need to make decisions at the planning stage. The discussion will include common challenges encountered by real estate teams when dealing with capital planning. The CRE perspective, will focus on how some organizations have dealt with these challenges and provide insights on lessons learnt and results achieved from efficient capital planning. This is an opportunity for you to identify which key strategic capital planning metrics to actively pursue. By using the capital planning cycle, you will learn the ingredients for success – what questions to ask, and what things to look out for - and how you they can apply that realistically in your corporate environment.

Keywords: 2016 Singapore Summit, APAC, Singapore2016, capital planning, spending, challenges

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