Outsourcing to Increase in Corporate Real Estate

CoreNet Global and ISS Release Findings of New Survey

Atlanta, GA (May 26, 2016) – Facility managers and corporate real estate professionals project significant increases in outsourcing, according to a survey released today by CoreNet Global and ISS. Nearly 76 percent of survey respondents reported that they would see “more” or “significantly more” outsourcing by 2025.

The survey was conducted among 281 facility managers and corporate real estate professionals globally. More than half the companies represented had 10,000 or more employees.

In another key finding, the use of outcome-focused sourcing models will rise sharply by 2025. Some 24 percent of companies employing that approach anticipate using it “significantly more.”

“Outsourcing of corporate real estate and facilities services continues to grow,” said Tim Venable, Senior Vice President, CoreNet Global. “Companies see it as a way to lower costs, access innovation and best practices and allow the internal team to focus on strategy and internal customer relationship management.”

The survey was also presented as part of an ISS white paper on outsourcing.

“Our research shows that the nature of outsourcing is undergoing a profound change. From strong focus on cost reduction towards supporting strategic objectives and pursuing advantages in terms of innovation, growth, brand protection, transparency, risk mitigation, access to talent and increased change,” says Head of Group Marketing, Peter Ankerstjerne, ISS A/S.

About ISS

The ISS Group was founded in Copenhagen in 1901 and has grown to become one of the world’s leading Facility Services companies. ISS offers a wide range of services such as: Cleaning, Catering, Security, Property and Support Services as well as Facility Management. Global revenue amounted to DKK 79.6 billion in 2015 and ISS has approximately 500,000 employees and activities in more than 75 countries across Europe, Asia, North America, Latin America and Pacific, serving thousands of both public and private sector customers.

About CoreNet Global

CoreNet Global is the world’s leading professional association for corporate real estate (CRE) executives with strategic responsibility for the real property used by multinational corporations for their own operations. CoreNet Globe’s more than 9,500 members, who include 70% of the top 100 U.S. companies and nearly half of the Global 2000, meet locally, globally and virtually to develop networks, share knowledge, learn and thrive professionally. For more information, please visit www.corenetglobal.org.     


David Harrison
CoreNet Global
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