Want to outsource your corporate real estate?

Want to outsource your corporate real estate?

It’s common practice to outsource your corporate real estate, but you do need to know what you’re doing.

3 Reasons Why Property Portfolios Underperform… and why you can’t blame bad luck

3 Reasons Why Property Portfolios Underperform… and why you can’t blame bad luck

Property costs are easy to excuse as just an expense, most managers believing that property offers little return on investment...

Assessing your current portfolio…hold, invest, review or release?

Assessing your current portfolio…hold, invest, review or release?

A core aspect of any property strategy is assessing how well the current portfolio meets the business’s needs and where to optimise your capital investment.

The most important aspect of property management and how data can help save you money

The most important aspect of property management and how data can help save you money

If you’re serious about managing your property more wisely and increasing your business’s success, ask yourself these two questions:

When and what to outsource and how it can save you money

When and what to outsource and how it can save you money

One of the biggest, almost-hidden benefit of outsourcing for any company is freedom. Freedom for your staff to work strategically to grow your company, rather than getting caught up in the small stuff.

Why Facilities Management must evolve with the University education revolution

Why Facilities Management must evolve with the University education revolution

In the Higher Education Sector, it’s no longer sufficient to simply provide a great faculty and publish the latest research. It’s now equally important for a competent Facilities Management function to consider the experience and wellbeing of its students. To attract undergraduates, you need great facilities, teachers, classes and courses.

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Necessary evil or strategic asset?

Necessary evil or strategic asset?

Like maximising the performance of your staff, maximising the performance of your property portfolio is far more complicated than simple cost management. A guide to building high performance corporate property portfolios.

A diagnostic tool to prioritise change and improvements

A diagnostic tool to prioritise change and improvements

In our experience the Corporate Real Estate (CRE) function is often caught in departmental no-man’s land. It’s usually treated as ‘just something we do’, not something that is a strategic part of the long-term success of the organisation.

Why Procurement and Property Should Stop Butting Heads

Why Procurement and Property Should Stop Butting Heads

Tension and mutual frustration often characterise the relationship between Procurement and Property. But why? You both want to achieve greater value for your organisation, right?

Why less is sometimes more for optimum service delivery

Why less is sometimes more for optimum service delivery

Performance issues are too often associated with a lack of resources when it can actually be that there are too many. In these instances business performance is compromised by excessive management capacity.

Top 3 Success Factors to becoming a Flexible Workplace

Top 3 Success Factors to becoming a Flexible Workplace

Flexible working arrangements are an inevitable consequence of a number of global forces reshaping the way we work and how we engage with technology. No organisation is immune, but nor should the inevitable be feared. Here’s my top 3 observations of how early-adopting organisations have successfully made the shift to a new, more flexible workspace.

The main causes of facilities management outsourcing failure and how to fix it

The main causes of facilities management outsourcing failure and how to fix it

If properly thought through and executed, outsourcing can add substantial value. If done poorly, it is usually due to problems with the way it was done or in other words, the client.

Public Sector Property Outsourcing: Why your contract isn’t adding value

Public Sector Property Outsourcing: Why your contract isn’t adding value

Outsourcing operational activities allows the internal team to focus on strategy and the needs of their clients. It is this focus on strategy where the most value is created.

Workplace density: Is the size of your office impacting profitability?

Workplace density: Is the size of your office impacting profitability?

Technology is enabling businesses to optimise workplaces in ways that were unimaginable even five years ago, and changes the way we think about the modern workplace.

Optimising workplace density – what governments can learn from the private sector

Optimising workplace density – what governments can learn from the private sector

The public sector is a major occupier of office space in Australia. State and federal government inhabit up to 30% of all office premises nationally.

4 fundamentals to prevent failure of outsourced property contracts

4 fundamentals to prevent failure of outsourced property contracts

While the number of failed outsourced relationships is getting fewer, failures are getting far more attention in the market than the many successes. Everyone loves a disaster story, right?

Is it time to put government property under the microscope?

Is it time to put government property under the microscope?

Have government property functions, often the second highest operating cost after staff, ever been properly put under the microscope?

5 reasons you need a property strategy

5 reasons you need a property strategy

A property strategy will enable you to get the best of your expenditure and leverage the regular ups and downs of market cycles.

Flexible working: An inevitability; not a possibility – 3 global forces reshaping our workplaces

Flexible working: An inevitability; not a possibility – 3 global forces reshaping our workplaces

The development and ongoing adoption of flexible working arrangements, by organisations big and small, is an inevitable consequence of the impact of three global forces reshaping the way we work.

4 essential steps to ensure compliance with the Asset Management Accountability Framework (AMAF)

4 essential steps to ensure compliance with the Asset Management Accountability Framework (AMAF)

It is essential that your asset management strategy be developed to the point where it complies with the requirements of the AMAF framework. These four steps will help you achieve that goal.

Vacant Office Space in the Public Sector – Why it occurs and how to fix it

Vacant Office Space in the Public Sector – Why it occurs and how to fix it

A while back I posted a short piece on a phenomenon which Grosvenor termed ‘Structural Vacancy’. It’s the situation that occurs when organisations reduce their staff numbers over a short period of time leaving a significant amount of vacant office accommodation.

The next generation of property outsourcing – creating value

The next generation of property outsourcing – creating value

The traditional model for outsourcing property services is under pressure. Having harvested the initial benefits, many clients are questioning the value that they receive from large, single-sourced relationships.

Why Facilities Management must evolve with the University education revolution

Why Facilities Management must evolve with the University education revolution

In the Higher Education Sector, it’s no longer sufficient to simply provide a great faculty and publish the latest research. It’s now equally important for a competent Facilities Management function to consider the experience and wellbeing of its students. To attract undergraduates, you need great facilities, teachers, classes and courses.

When and what to outsource and how it can save you money

When and what to outsource and how it can save you money

One of the biggest, almost-hidden benefit of outsourcing for any company is freedom. Freedom for your staff to work strategically to grow your company, rather than getting caught up in the small stuff.

The most important aspect of property management and how data can help save you money

The most important aspect of property management and how data can help save you money

If you’re serious about managing your property more wisely and increasing your business’s success, ask yourself these two questions:

Assessing your current portfolio…hold, invest, review or release?

Assessing your current portfolio…hold, invest, review or release?

A core aspect of any property strategy is assessing how well the current portfolio meets the business’s needs and where to optimise your capital investment.

3 Reasons Why Property Portfolios Underperform… and why you can’t blame bad luck

3 Reasons Why Property Portfolios Underperform… and why you can’t blame bad luck

Property costs are easy to excuse as just an expense, most managers believing that property offers little return on investment...

Necessary evil or strategic asset?

A guide to building high performance property portfolios

Like maximising the performance of your staff, maximising the performance of your property portfolio is far more complicated than simple cost management.

For example, well managed property can also add value to your business through increased productivity, reduced staff turnover and absenteeism and by reduced risks and insurance costs.

Additionally, by managing property more strategically you can enhance your brand to both customers and to potential new staff.

Conversely, poorly managed property can actually detract from your brand and most importantly impede actual business performance.

This then begs the question, if property is such a large part of the business cost base and there are all these potential benefits and pitfalls, then why doesn’t it get the same level of management attention as HR or IT?

Find out why and how to implement positive change through proven property portfolio management strategies.

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