Skip to main content Skip to footer

Research & Development

Our missions: anticipate, understand and experiment


In a context of societal transformation, changing ways of working and management, real estate is becoming a valuable lever for companies. For any player in the market who advises companies, it is vital to anticipate trends, test new tools, experiment with methods and, above all, measure feedback.

Discover our latest publications

30 Jul 2021

Odyssey 2030 | 2021 Edition

Through this new prospective research, we aim to shed light on what offices could be like by 2030 in France. The five futures outlined in this report represent several alternative - and necessarily caricatured - realities to enable everyone, individually and collectively, to question their present and desirable futures.
Read More
4 May 2021

Actineo International report 2021

Where and how will we work tomorrow in the major cities? Discover Actineo's report on the relationship of employees and self-employed people to work today, remote work before, during and post crisis, and finally the future of work.
Read More
4 Jan 2019

FLEX OFFICE, from fantasy to reality

Colliers International France is conducting a survey on employee perception of flexible environments, at a time when flexibility is at the heart of all business issues and much ink is being spilled; what are the benefits of these working environments, what weaknesses can be observed and what are the employees' feedback?
Read More
29 Mar 2018

NWoW, when work environments mean business transformations

The work environment is becoming a social and human subject. Discover the NWoW !
Read More

In order to support its clients over the long term and to guarantee them sustainable advice and operational recommendations, Colliers decided to invest a few years ago in an R&D unit made up of researchers in the human and social sciences and supported by all of our businesses at Colliers. This team actively monitors corporate real estate and the social and societal context that is transforming our society.


We develop our research in partnership with actors from the academic or innovation world, as well as with companies committed to one of our three research themes. Beyond the objective of operational implementation at our clients' sites, our work gives rise to the regular publication of articles and studies on three main subjects.

Our 3 research areas


Deciphering the future of commercial real estate by identifying and analysing the many factors behind the current transformations whether social, societal or environmental: climate change, mobility, AI, jobs, labour value, etc.


Discover our publications Odyssey 2030, on Grand Paris and on coworking.


Investigate the major changes at work related to work modes and environments by analysing their impact on individuals, organisations and spaces; such as the flex office or Hybrid Ways of Working (HWoW). In particular, we have created an Observatory allowing companies to benefit from benchmarks and feedback based on surveys by questionnaire, focus groups or interviews...


To create and/or experiment with new tools and methods in order to develop our practices and offer companies increasingly innovative and expert support. To do this, we combine the design thinking methodology with the use of 3D tools, make the most of the contribution of geomatics to analyse territorial dynamics and identify future opportunities, and also experiment with innovative reference systems such as OsmoZ developed by Certivéa.

A partnership approach


We are developing our work in partnership with players from the academic and innovation worlds; the CNAM, the Lab RH, Futuribles and Argomento, as well as with companies wishing to work with us on one of our research themes, such as Engie and AXA.



How can we help you?

* Required Field