Cushman & Wakefield Promotes “Transformational Change” in Client Operating Models
7 Dec, 2011, New York
Cushman & Wakefield's Corporate Occupier and Investor Services group (CIS) today issued its latest Occupier Insight report, entitled "Transformational Change." The publication offers a detailed look at the powerful trends shaping the operational models of commercial real estate executives (CREs) who are adapting to a host of changes across the industry, including changing demographics in the work-force, shifting workspace requirements, and advancements in new technology.
"We're seeing a pronounced change in corporate occupier strategies based on the changes occurring across the industry," said Rick Cleveland, co-author of the report and Managing Director of Research and Strategy for Cushman & Wakefield's Corporate Occupier group. "Leading companies today are taking steps to centralize or streamline their CRE functions so they can capitalize on efficiencies gained from cost containment models and general shifts in workplace trends."
Driven by pressure to create value for their organization beyond managing costs, many CREs are in the process of restructuring their organizations in order to compete more strategically. The report offers case studies and perspectives from leading industry professionals who are assisting some of the world's largest global corporations in response to dramatic changes in CRE operating models. Key elements of the report include advice on becoming a "change agent" and selecting the best organizational structure.
Cushman & Wakefield's CIS group is the company's largest operating division with 17,269 properties under management totaling more than 774 million square feet and employing more than 7000 professionals world-wide. Through the delivery of timely, accurate, high-quality research reports on the leading trends, market fundamentals around the world, and business issues of the day, the group supports clients in making property decisions that meet corporate objectives and enhance competitive positions in the marketplace.
For access to all of Cushman & Wakefield's Case Studies, Business Briefings and Whitepapers, please visit the company's Knowledge Center at www.cushmanwakefield.com
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