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Tenant and Occupier Blog

This section of our Colliers REview explores a collection of insightful blog articles catered for tenants and occupiers in commercial real estate. Read more below.

Dec 1, 2022

The E in ESG for office occupiers: Realising green goals for real impact

Strategies for occupiers to take ownership through measurable actions for achieving net-zero targets.
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Oct 18, 2022

Expert Talks | Revitalising cities

With bold, sustainable, and inclusive design and development, real estate is uniquely positioned to make cities more liveable, as well as fit for the future, while pivoting the urban world to success.
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Sep 14, 2022

Office imperatives today

It’s time now to rebalance your real estate portfolio, revitalise your workplace strategy and reposition for a unique office experience to avoid undesirable pain points when clouds clear.
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Sep 7, 2022

Case Study | New Balance: Success in Office Relocation

Colliers successfully completed a relocation project on time and within the client’s budget, delivering premises that are both conducive and encourages collaboration.
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Aug 2, 2022

Flexible Workspace report and podcasts

Our team of Flexible Workspace Consulting experts continues to bring innovation and thought leadership to support our clients in the new ways of working.
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May 30, 2022

Case Study | International Asset Manager: Tenant Representation

A splendid-looking office that brings an international asset managers’ workplace into the 21st century.
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Apr 13, 2022

Expert Insights | Importance of Sustainability Benchmarking

Our experts discuss the usefulness of benchmarking to improve your building's sustainability, while leveraging technology such as Measurabl as a platform to manage your ESG data.
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Mar 8, 2022

Colliers Singapore celebrates International Women's Day 2022

This year, we invite some of our female leaders in Singapore to share how we can collectively #BreakTheBias.
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Jan 12, 2022

ESG Expert Series: How to engineer a safe return to the office for your people

How should employers safeguard the health, safety and well-being of their people, as they welcome them back to the office with confidence?
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Dec 8, 2021

ESG Expert Series: More than 70% of Green Mark office buildings in Singapore to see a fall in ratings

Find out how the Green Mark certification scheme has changed and how your office building can still retain that green tick.
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Sep 22, 2021

Why real estate asset management matters

Beyond property management, real estate asset managers grow the value of your real estate assets and keep a constant eye on opportunities for you.
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Aug 24, 2021

Flexible Workplace | The value for property owners

Most major property owners would now understand the value of providing flexible workspace to tenants in their office buildings, what should they consider when integrating flex into their portfolio?
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Aug 17, 2021

Flexible Workplace | Watch this space

Join Patrick Gidney as he shares his experience in the Flexible Workspace sector and why this could be an interesting space to watch out for.
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Aug 11, 2021

Property Insights Podcast: Flexible workspace in focus

Our Colliers Experts discuss and update us on the flexible workspace sector, its 2021 outlook and potential growth. See what could be!
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Jul 14, 2021

Property Insights Podcast: Office market - turning around

Our Colliers Experts discuss and give us their update on the Singapore office market, its 2021 outlook and prospects. See what could be!
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Jun 29, 2021

Property Insights Podcast: The CBD of tomorrow - Live, Work, Play

Our Colliers Experts discuss and give us their views on the potential of the white site development in Marina View and see what could be!
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Jun 24, 2021

Property Insights Podcast: The future of the office

As offices are now gearing back up to reopen, it's clear that the workplace we once knew has evolved.
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Jun 22, 2021

What is ESG in Asset Management?

Building owners are now looking at ESG requirements to respond to both their tenants, employees and shareholders.
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Jun 21, 2021

An ode to the Office

As offices are now gearing back up to reopen, it's clear that the workplace we once knew has evolved.
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Jun 10, 2021

Property Insights Podcast: Biding your time

Colliers is launching a brand-new podcast series where Colliers Experts comment on the latest real estate news and provide their advice on how to maximise the potential of property.
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Apr 22, 2021

Transforming Facilities Management Digitally

Digitisation is impacting all sectors of the economy - disrupting some, whilst improving others - and property and facilities management is not spared. We explore how digital transformation is putting a new spin on old practices and what's needed for to raise the game.
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Mar 29, 2021

Colliers Singapore celebrates International Women's Day 2021

As we wrap up the month, we review the activities and discussion the Collier's team had for International Women's Day on 8 March.
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Mar 9, 2021

Powering Your Property: Outlook for Retail and Industrial property

Colliers' Head of Research, Tricia Song sat down with Rachel Kelly of MONEY FM 89.3 on 3 March 2021 to discuss the the overall outlook for the retail space and industrial property market in 2021.
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Mar 3, 2021

In Review: 2021 Singapore Property Outlook Webinar

Colliers' thought-leaders and experts sat down to discuss the importance of pivoting for both businesses and properties to tackle the future, and reveals the key indicators to watch as the market makes its recovery.
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Feb 22, 2021

Occupier Trends: Sustainability

2020 has seen many unprecedented changes and disruptions, both in the workplace and our way of working. While many trends have been accelerated, the two main themes for occupiers are sustainability and wellness.
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Feb 8, 2021

Holistic Sustainability in Logistics

More than just the latest buzzwords in the real estate industry, sustainability and ESG have caused a shift – particularly in the Industrial and Logistics sectors. Sustainable real estate development could very well be the norm in the future, and the future is now.
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Feb 3, 2021

Stay Invested in 2021

Colliers' Expert Tricia Song identifies the best and least performing sectors in 2020, and the three overarching key themes to watch to stay invested in 2021 and beyond.
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Jan 4, 2021

How New Ways of Working are Reshaping the Singapore Office Market

COVID-19 had accelerated trends that rapidly reshaped the workplace and the way we work. Colliers' experts weigh in on how investors and occupiers can leverage new opportunities that have come about.
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Dec 14, 2020

Time It Right: A Step-by-Step Guide to Safely Reopening the Office

Workplace restrictions are being eased, but are you ready to fully reopen your office? Colliers' expert Stephen Bruce lists the key checkpoints businesses will need to prepare for. Download the checklist here.
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Nov 6, 2020

Reimagine Your Workplace with a Focus on Health and Safety

Colliers' experts share best practices and initiatives across five categories of the workplace that you can take, to ensure that your post-pandemic workplace is ready for your employees' return.
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Oct 15, 2020

Real Estate Talk: Singapore Office Market - The Case for Flex

As more occupiers return to the office amidst safe management measures in place, do they still need that much space? Occupier Services expert Rick Thomas shares how the latest market trends are shaping occupiers' strategies and decisions.
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Oct 15, 2020

How Will Singapore's Population Dip Impact the Real Estate Market?

Singapore saw its population dip for the first time in 10 years earlier in June, mainly due to the decline in non-resident population. Research expert Tricia Song explores the implications of the population growth - or decline - on the office and residential property sectors.
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Oct 6, 2020

Hybrid Hospitality - A New Win-Win?

As businesses rethink their corporate real estate strategy, more firms are turning to flexible workspace operators - but could hotels also be part of the solution? Hotels and Leisure expert Govinda Singh explores the hybrid hospitality trend and what hotels need to have to adapt to it.
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Oct 2, 2020

The Rise of Cloud Kitchens

Setting up of cloud kitchens will be accelerated, as it will help some small F&B businesses survive - and probably even expand. Capital Markets and Investment Services expert Desmond Lim explores the future of cloud kitchens and how landlords can also adapt to this concept.
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Sep 3, 2020

How will Work from Home Shape the Future of the Office?

The global workforce had become a part of the largest work-from-home (WFH) experiment this year, but how much will WFH shape the office market? Head of Occupier Services Rick Thomas discusses the influence of WFH, where and how we will work going forward and the future role of the office.
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Aug 27, 2020

Your Burning Real Estate Questions Answered: Real Estate Asset Management

From managing your building's safe environment to improving your property's infrastructure - Real Estate Management Services expert Stephen Bruce answers recurring questions to help building owners be ready for the future. This is part four of a special series: 3 Burning Questions.
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Aug 20, 2020

Real Estate Talk: What's Next for Flexible Workspace? Q&A with Bastiaan van Beijsterveldt

What does the future of flexible workspace and coworking look like in Singapore? Director of Occupier Services, Bastiaan van Beijsterveldt, shares how flexible workspace will shape the workplace and the Singapore office market.
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Aug 19, 2020

Flexible Workspace: Rethinking Your Real Estate Strategy

Flexible workspace offers occupiers alternative office solutions, creating more flexibility to manage office space requirements, lease commitments and financial obligations. Understand the six key drivers and benefits for moving to flexible workspace when rethinking your corporate real estate strategy.
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Aug 18, 2020

The Evolution of Flexible Workspace

The year has seen drastic changes in the workplace and to our ways of working, namely the increased demand for flexible working. We break down five flexbile workspace models that occupiers can consider to supercharge the business's collaboration and innovation.
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Jul 27, 2020

Now & Next for Workplace: Looking ahead with Avaloq

How has COVID-19 affected the work process and workforce for the FinTech sector? What will the workplace look like following the global WFH experience? Roland Felber, Head of Facility Management APAC at Avaloq, offers his perspective on the longer-term future of the workplace.
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Jul 22, 2020

Real Estate Talk: Singapore Office Market - Q&A with Rick Thomas

Has the COVID-19 pandemic changed the workplace as we know it forever? Executive Director & Head of Occupier Services, Rick Thomas, shares what's been happening in the Singapore office market and the opportunities that occupiers seeking relocation or expansion can tap on.
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Jul 1, 2020

Are You Ready for The Great Return?

Colliers' Real Estate Management Services team has put together a checklist for building landlords and occupiers to ensure they are ready for the great return to the workplace, post-coronavirus.
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Jun 9, 2020

Accelerating the transformation of retail malls

As Singapore enters Phase 1 of its safe reopening, shopping malls will gradually resume activity. But how has the coronavirus pandemic changed the game for physical retail? Colliers' Jonathan Denis-Jacob explores three ways shopping malls could transform in the coming years.
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Jun 8, 2020

As a swimming sector, Netflix is set to propel ahead and soar

Colliers Review had a chance to speak with Phillip Dunn, APAC Director for Workplace at Netflix, on how his organisation is pivoting amid current times and his learnings on the changes brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.
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Jun 4, 2020

Sink or Swim: Which sectors have the strongest rebound?

Colliers recently hosted a live webinar discussing the resilience of Singapore's core trade sectors amid the coronavirus pandemic, and how both investors and occupiers are pivoting to tackle the future. Watch the webinar here.
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Jun 2, 2020

4 ways to return to – and rebuild – your future workplace

The year 2020 has fast-tracked working from home and remote working being the new norm. The next step would be to rebuild and equip your workplace with employee well-being driving long-term changes, and workplace wellness being top of mind.
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Apr 27, 2020

COVID-19: The silver lining for occupiers

Many occupiers are focusing on short-term profitability and simply maintaining a commercial business in 2020. But the global disruption brought about by the coronavirus outbreak is also bringing about opportunities for occupiers to tap on for future growth.
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Apr 8, 2020

Workplace Wellness: Impact of COVID-19 in the workplace

Colliers' Victoria Gilbert, Wellness Consulting, highlights how occupiers can start to take action to deliver wellness for your people to minimize the impact of the coronavirus now, and maximize long-term benefits.
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Apr 7, 2020

COVID-19: Recommendations for Flexible Workspace

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic impacts workplace operations globally, we break down how occupiers can engage with flexible workspace operators, as both a near-term business continuity solution and longer-term way of working for enterprises.
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Mar 27, 2020

Pandemic could profoundly change the way we work

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to more businesses turning to remote working. Having the right technology and hardware certainly helps but for remote working to be effective, occupiers need to consider many other factors, first among them - which types of work can be done remotely.
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Mar 6, 2020

Contagion threat: Making a case for Flex and Core™

In this ever-connected world, being ready for any crises or contagion – viral or otherwise – lies at the heart of successful and sustainable businesses. Colliers' Rick Thomas explores how flexible workspace, and a Flex and Core™ real estate strategy could be key for long-term operational efficiency and business continuity.
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Feb 25, 2020

A comprehensive guide to tackling an office fit-out project

Without detailed planning and a thorough understanding of a business's real estate needs, managing a space fit-out would likely fail. Colliers REview, with an experienced team of project management specialists, has put together a guide focusing on the key aspects of a fit-out project.
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Feb 14, 2020

Singapore property outlook in the Year of the Rat

Singapore real estate is expected to retain its lustre in 2020 amid times of uncertainties, with the possibility of some property sectors outdoing 2019’s performance.
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Jan 17, 2020

The workplace as a destination

A workplace that is revamped in accordance with a company's mission and vision typically boosts employee morale and engagement, helps in talent retention, motivates staff to perform at their best, as well as increases business productivity.
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Dec 30, 2019

In your own words: 2020 Real Estate Predictions

As we enter into a new decade, business leaders in Colliers International’s Singapore office reflect on the past year and predict some trends and opportunities that could shape the various real estate sectors in 2020.
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Oct 8, 2019

Flexible workspace: a strategy to cope with uncertainties

For many occupiers, the flexible workspace has become a strategic component of their real estate strategy. However, it appears there is still a gap in expectations between occupiers and operators, as revealed in a Colliers Roundtable discussion held recently.
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