CoreNet Global spoke with Marianne Flores, Director, Integrated Solutions Center of Excellence at IBM Global Real Estate to hear her views on how cross-collaboration is evolving both within the corporate real estate (CRE) profession, and at IBM specifically.
Orchestrating successful cross-collaboration to enable work is a challenge that corporate real estate (CRE) professionals have been grappling with for years. At face value, the idea of working together across various internal and external groups appears to be a relatively simple concept. Yet it is proving to be a fairly difficult issue for corporates to solve, especially among larger organizations. How are organizations grappling with this important issue? Read our report and find out.
We are entering a decade of seismic demographic change. The Baby Boomers will leave the workforce and Generation X will march ever closer to retirement age, to be replaced by Generation Y (also known as Millennials) and Generation Z as the dominant generations in the workplace. The impacts of this will permeate through all facets of the real estate sector, from the composition of the workforce to how the nature of work changes; from where people live and work to how they shop and relax.
While these trends will take place across countries, their most acute effects will be felt at the city and local levels. In this report, we analyze four key demographic issues: (1) the aging of Baby Boomers; (2) the progression of Millennials through the life course; (3) the difference between Generation Z and Millennials and (4) the impacts on the world’s cities. This report extends a global viewpoint and takes the perspectives of both occupiers and investors to identify opportunities and challenges that will be encountered by 2030.
The phenomenon of coworking continues its aggressive growth. The global inventory is now approximately 125 million square feet (msf), with more than 50 msf of it located in the United States. The influx of new space is unceasing with frequent announcements of new leases signed by the industry’s largest players. Traditional real estate firms—both investors and services firms—have also entered the sector to provide flexible workplace solutions directly to their clients. This model has been embraced by much of the corporate real estate (CRE) community and is serving a diverse clientele, long comprised of a mix of global enterprises alongside small and medium firms. Learn more through this report based on the results of a survey conducted by CoreNet Global and Cushman & Wakefield.
The team from CORT discusses Workplace Trends for Enterprise Companies. Listen in and learn how companies are tackling rapid changes in technology, an evolving employee demographic and the impacts on how space is viewed.
Every designer currently working within the commercial sector or designing products for public use is currently encountering the term circular economy. Rather than the latest buzzword for recycling, the circular economy is a much broader, interconnected alternative to the traditional process of extracting raw materials and making them into products that are eventually discarded. The circular economy seeks to reimagine how things are made, designing against waste and pollution in the processes so that they have the potential to remain in use almost indefinitely, allowing natural environments to regenerate. The term circular references how humans can replicate the earth’s natural cyclical model, where nothing is ever really wasted but rather used as material for the next generation of growth. Why has this shift in thinking occurred among manufacturers and designers? Two reasons: raw materials and waste.
How do you design to wow your creatives? Advertising, media, entertainment and other creative services firms are competing to find the most talented people in a red-hot talent market. But these firms must do more than just find and attract the best staff. Once they bring them on board, they need to offer inspiring and interactive experiences to engage and keep them. By incorporating the “wow” factor – unexpected elements of a workplace that surprise, delight or inspire – firms can foster deeper engagement with their people.
Melissa Jancourt, LEED-AP Workplace Consultant at TAC Design, and Cristina Banks, Director of Interdisciplinary Center for Healthy Workplaces at UC Berkeley, discuss workplace wellness and health.
CoreNet Global and Deloitte Consulting LLP sponsored a survey research effort to better understand practices around portfolio flexibility, and the role portfolio strategy and portfolio management play in delivering a flexible real estate portfolio. This research bulleting builds upon the webinar we conducted, sharing the results from this survey.
"People don’t quit jobs, they quit their bosses."
Or so the saying goes. Today, it goes much beyond just bad bosses, and job satisfaction and professional fulfilment are important to all generations of employees. If employees feel disengaged at their workplace (be it due to incompetent managers, toxic work cultures or unchallenging job roles), they don’t hesitate to quit and look for something they’re actually passionate about.
Ensuring employee engagement is as important today as offering a great client experience.
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