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Flexible Workspace Consulting

An enterprise approach to unlocking talent & business flexibility

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The future is about choice

Building deliberate real estate flexibility is key to enabling a nimble business strategy. As the first global real estate service provider to launch an integrated flexible workspace business line that sits across all aspects of the sector, our flexible workspace consulting team acts for occupiers seeking co-working and flexible office space across the EMEA region. 
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Colliers Flex Forward podcast series

Our global podcast series include short episodes that look at some of the emerging trends and current insights around the Flexible Workspace industry as it evolves.


Our services

We help our clients select the best flexible workspace solution to meet their individual needs whether that is outsourcing all or a portion of their portfolio.

SmartFlex is our propriety flexible workspace transaction tool, which powers our transaction capabilities and ensures consistency, accuracy and speed of flex information. Our in market network of brokers manage requirements with unrivalled market insight and knowledge, underpinned by our global framework.

We support flexible workspace transactions for clients in need of:

  • Elevating employee workplace experience
  • Outsourcing office delivery
  • Supporting new market expansion
  • Securing smaller space in prime assets
  • Creation of Innovation hubs
  • Minimizing capital outlay
  • Downsizing from unused space
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Flex and Core Strategy – For occupiers exploring large new office leases, we de-risk a relocation by bringing in an operator to enter a building in tandem. Our clients take a combination of long term leased office space with the landlord and a flexible agreement with the operator. 

Surplus space redeployment - We help clients explore alternative uses for underutilized space. Our proprietary operator selection process ensures the optimal solution in secured. 

Bespoke Turnkey solution -  When existing flex supply is insufficient, we can orchestrate new space by partnering with operators who will deliver turnkey, flexible space on-demand in a building of the occupier’s choice.

Hybrid work solutions – As companies navigate the challenges of hybrid working, we support companies looking to utilise third place workspace solutions. 


We help clients optimize their use of flexible workspaces. We understand the underlying business drivers that inform a flexible workspace strategy and have built a 5-step portfolio diagnostic that unearths these opportunities. 

The diagnostic considers key business drivers combined with market supply data to score locations by viability for a flexible workspace solution.

  • Step 1: We analyse key business drivers to score locations by their business case for flexibility and assign each location a ‘flex score’
  • Step 2: We identify target locations for flexibility based on the highest overall scores
  • Step 3: We utilize our global research to rank the maturity of flexible workspace supply in the target markets (‘supply score’)
  • Step 4: We overlay the ‘flex score’ with the ‘supply score’ to grade all the opportunities by combined score
  • Step 5: We provide the client with a set of recommendations along with both qualitative and quantitative impacts
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Flex Forward: Flexible Workspace Trend Forecast 2022

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Flexpansion - Flexible Workspace in EMEA | November 2021

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

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