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- Our industry today, tomorrow
& beyond

Engage, Evolve, Accelerate

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The future of commercial real estate: Finding new paths to value


Andrew Hallissey, Executive Managing Director, EMEA Occupier Services, explains how the ‘CRE – Our industry today, tomorrow and beyond: Engage, Evolve, Accelerate’, report offers crucial insights into the trajectory of commercial real estate at a time when old truths about the industry are being rewritten.

Over the past two years everyone has had to grow more accustomed to managing change - and those in the commercial real estate industry, more than most. By accelerating the ongoing transformation of the working environment, the pandemic has fundamentally reshaped the way occupiers and owners look at property. 


Commercial Real Estate
- Our industry today, tomorrow & beyond

Our guide for occupiers, owners and investors to the commercial real estate landscape emerging post-pandemic, ensuring that property is not simply a ‘space’ or sunk cost, but a true business enabler.

New ways of working

Striking the right hybrid work balance; managing talent, employee performance and real estate assets across a mix of fixed, flexible and remote working environments. Explore our articles below.

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13 Oct 2021

Creating a culture that accelerates success

Great companies that lead the market and grow faster than their competitors are those that truly align strategy and culture across the entire business, to maximise potential for their people and customers.
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13 Oct 2021

Embracing complexity to enable transformation

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced big corporates and other employers to drastically reconsider the role of headquarters, back offices and offices in general, when it comes to supporting business culture, transformation and purpose.
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13 Oct 2021

How managers can adapt to the ‘new normal’

Like all businesses, the commercial real estate industry experienced a significant shock in 2020. Suddenly the world started working from kitchen tables, beds and sofas.
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13 Oct 2021

How to build world class teams

Creating great teams has always been a challenge, but the pandemic has made it even more strenuous. It is not about talent acquisition, as with remote work becoming more common the pool of potential employees has broadened significantly.
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13 Oct 2021

Empowering employee and customer experience

Within every organisation from startups to global enterprises, the pandemic has impacted interactions with colleagues, line managers and leaders, and outward to customers, partners and stakeholders in the networked value chain.
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13 Oct 2021

Location strategy: More vital now than ever

Corporate location strategy is often associated with cross-border investment flows, as businesses juggle and plan for increasingly international teams and operations.
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Creating impact in sustainability and diversity

Ensuring real estate assets and approaches contribute to targets such as net zero emissions, and support diverse and inclusive workforces. Explore our articles below.

EMEA
13 Oct 2021

Building back better: The future of capital project delivery

The response to COVID-19 is driving change in multiple areas, but is poised to have a particularly transformative impact on major building and infrastructure projects.
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EMEA
13 Oct 2021

Setting the bar for ESG decision-making

With more than 15,000 people globally at Colliers, and the privilege of serving a world-class client base, we have an opportunity – and a responsibility – to build for our collective future.
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13 Oct 2021

Our industry’s journey to net zero emissions

Sustainability considerations are playing an increasingly important role in occupier and investor decisions while also impacting financing options.
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EMEA
13 Oct 2021

Why D&I needs to be a priority for CRE

Historically, real estate has been a male-dominated industry, and this comes at a business and reputational cost.
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The future of spaces

Developing more sustainable and human-centred urban areas; blending of office, retail and hospitality offerings to provide compelling new experiences. Explore our articles below.

EMEA
13 Oct 2021

What the hospitality sector can teach the hybrid office

The new key function of the office is clear. We go to the office for what we lack at home: personal contact with colleagues. This is both a social and business need.
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13 Oct 2021

The post-COVID 19 office: Setting the pace of transformation

The greatest surprise of the pandemic for many leaders has been the realisation that their organisation can work remotely, be productive and stay connected.
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13 Oct 2021

What the cities of the future will look like

All cities are facing similar challenges when it comes to their environmental footprint, climate change and related pollution issues.
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13 Oct 2021

Why a more creative deal strategy is key to unlocking value for occupiers

The main focus during the pandemic was on cost-saving strategies and a level of downsizing driven by new working practices.
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13 Oct 2021

How facilities management needs to evolve

This year and the last have seen massive change in the property and facilities management industry as it responds to new working arrangements and adapts to new business models and directions.
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EMEA
13 Oct 2021

Experience and resilience: How flex solutions are paving the way for the future of the office

The office is by no means dead, but it needs to evolve to empower organisations and their people to create their best work.
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13 Oct 2021

How financial services can adapt to the remote working challenge

In the UK, many banks have been encouraging employees to return to physical offices from this summer, in line with the government’s reopening plans.
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Adopting, and applying, new technologies

Leveraging connectivity and data to create smart buildings in which resources can be optimised in real time. Explore our articles below.

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13 Oct 2021

How AI will transform lease administration

Working with accurate data to provide simple, effective business analytics has become paramount across all industries, and real estate is no exception.
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13 Oct 2021

The digital flightpath: How to understand your CRE portfolio

Probably the greatest challenge facing large companies that devolve real estate decision-making to the local level is gathering a single picture of the group portfolio.
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EMEA
13 Oct 2021

London’s lessons for the future of retail

The London retail property market was arguably the hardest hit in the UK and Ireland by the pandemic.
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Investment and portfolio management

Identifying new commercial property market drivers; exploring and managing risks in emerging markets. Explore our articles below.

EMEA
13 Oct 2021

Enhancing lease performance through structured finance

COVID-19 has dealt a significant blow to the revenues of many businesses. In EMEA, governments have moved to provide enterprises financial aid, but this support is not sustainable in the long term.
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EMEA
13 Oct 2021

Where does alpha lurk in today’s CRE market?

Commercial real estate investment sales are really the market’s assessment of all the main touchpoints of a property’s past and future.
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Making the most of partnerships

Enlisting outside expertise to navigate new deal making complexities; identifying service providers to extend the organisation’s technology and ESG capabilities. Explore our articles below.

EMEA
13 Oct 2021

Measuring and managing performance in real estate outsourcing partnerships for mutual success

The decision to outsource is usually based on two business factors: value proposition and market-based outsourcing.
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13 Oct 2021

Managing Risks in Complex & Emerging Markets

Identifying, recognising and managing risk is one of the core components of running a successful organisation.
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13 Oct 2021

The changing face, and pace, of manufacturing

Manufacturers in life sciences, electronics, home appliances, sport equipment and many other sectors witnessed continuously growing demand for their products and services, supporting people developing their home offices and related infrastructure during the pandemic.
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