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What is the real estate strategy implemented by law firms ?


69,800 is the number of Lawyers in France in 2019. This profession is experiencing strong growth in France in a rapidly changing environment. Law firms, whether national or international, are faced with new challenges due to changes in regulations, increased competition and the gradual introduction of new technologies, such as "legal tech". All these issues have significant repercussions on their choice criteria in terms of real estate.

Through the missions that Colliers International carries out for law firms, we have observed that this sector is attached to shared and/or individual workspaces. 44% of the projects that we carry out for law firms correspond to shared offices (spaces with 2 to 8 workstations) and 37% to individual offices, compared to 18 and 15% respectively for all our projects in all sectors. Colliers International has assisted players such as Clifford Chance, MODA and Fidal in optimising and controlling their costs on a real estate project, the search for and creation of workspaces that enhance the brand image, as well as setting up at a prestigious address.

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Gautier Weigert



Gautier has more than 8 years of experience representing users within the consulting firms CBRE and Cushman & Wakefield. His background has given him the opportunity to support a large number of clients in their real estate projects. This diversity allows him to address a multitude of issues, from the development of master plans to the conduct of negotiations.

Graduated with an MBA from ESSEC, Gautier began his career in the catering trade (Sector Manager at Compass Group).

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Laurence Bouard



Graduated in urban planning and member of RICS, Laurence has more than 20 years of experience in the real estate sector. Since 2011, she has been the head of the Research Department at Colliers International France. She provides its expertise on the real estate markets through consulting missions and the production of ad hoc studies.

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