The future is about choice
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.
Tools & resources
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
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
Colliers EMEA Flexible Workspace Leadership
Head of Flexible Workspace Consulting
EMEA Headquarters, London
Tom Sleigh joined Colliers in 2019 as Head of Flexible Workplace Consultancy in the EMEA region. Tom supports occupier clients in the execution of their flexible workspace strategy and requirements, in addition to advising flexible operators on their expansion strategy throughout EMEA. He also supports real estate investors considering entering the sector, specialising in partnerships between asset owners and operators.
Colliers National Flexible Workspace Leadership
Practice Leader – UK & EMEA Flexible Workplace Advisory
UK Flexible Workspace Specialist
UK wide, Patrick advises in the flexible workspace sector across three main areas.
1. Landlords. Offering consultancy to landlords who are considering flexible workspace operators or self-delivery opportunities within their assets.
2. Occupiers. Providing expert advisory and negotiations for occupiers looking to utilise flexible workspace.
3. Operators. Working with operators looking for expansion opportunities in the UK and supporting increased occupancy levels of exisitng locations.
London - West End
Charlie is a Senior Surveyor in the London Occupier Advisory team where he provides expert advice to companies focusing within the London Office Market. Charlie’s specialist advice includes office acquisitions; lease re-gears; renewals; landlord & tenant disposals.
Charlie graduated from Oxford Brookes University in 2017 where he studied Real Estate Management. Charlie joined the Colliers Graduate Scheme where he gained experience working with Landlord’s and Tenant’s on office rent reviews, lease Renewals, acquisitions and disposals in Central London and Loan Security Valuations across the UK.
London - West End
With over a decade of experience in commercial property, Peter has worked across a variety of different areas. Joining Colliers in May 2018, he works within in the London offices occupier advisory team, developing new business opportunities helping tenants to identify and develop a property strategy built around their wider business objectives.
In addition, Peter advises clients who are looking for shorter term, flexible leases, through procuring serviced offices and co-working space. From start-ups to established corporate clients, he is well placed to provide real estate solutions that meet the short and long term goals.
Jose Antonio Blasco
2014-2015: Practicas departamento de Agencia Aguirre Newman (ANIS)
2016-2017: Retail Hight street Aguirre Newman.
2017-2018: Relaciones Corporativas Savills-Aguirre Newman.
2018-2019: Wealth Management CBRE relacion con inversores privados.
2019: Desarollo del sector Flexible Workspaces dpto Investor Leasing CBRE.
A native of San Diego, California, Tanya moved to Paris in 2019, and joined the Colliers Tenant Rep team a year later. A 14-year veteran of the real estate industry, Tanya began her career in commercial property management at San Diego-based SENTRE, Inc., managing multiple portfolios of office, retail, and light industrial assets for both institutional and private investors, prior to launching the company's value-add multi-family platform in 2012, playing a key role in acquisitions, operations, and repositioning strategies for each new asset in the fund. After nine years with SENTRE, she moved on to asset management roles at ColRich ($150M / 5 multi-family assets in Houston & San Antonio) and subsequently Paragon Real Estate Investments, where she was oversaw the family office's $250M urban retail and creative office fund, covering 20 assets in various major cities accross the U.S.
Tanya holds a Master's Degreen in Real Estate Finance from l'Ecole Supérieure des Professions Immobilières (ESPI), and a Bachelor's Degree from Point Loma Nazarene University (San Diego, California) in Business Administration and Romance Languages.
Director | Technology Solutions
Real Estate Innovation Expert, bringing creative energy and technology knowledge to all processes and colaborations. Experienced in implementing cutting edge technological solutions in the office market and in leading system integrations for centralized smart building platforms. Very active in global PropTech community.
Accredited Professional for SmartScore, WiredScore occupied and in-development.
In her role, she supports Landlords in defining Smart Building Strategy, manages implementation and integration of smart solutions in buildings, and educates final users to build proper enagagement. Renata is on a mission to digitalize Real Estate. Therefore, she works closely with start-ups and big tech companies to develop technological solutions in line with real needs of building users, leaders and owners.
15 years experience in Real Estate focusing on Exclusive Tenant Representation, Transactions and leading clients to the final deal signage and full execution, Business Development, New Client Acquisitions, Office Property, Negotiations, Tenant Rep & Occupier Services (incl. property lease deals/disposals/acquisitions/sublease):
- Office Letting Deals (Tenant side)
- Transactions & Negotiation
- Advisory and best strategy
- New Lease Acquisitions
- Business Consolidations
- Sale & Lease back deals
- Acquisitions & Disposals
- Real Estate Investment
- Business Development
- Deal Origination & Closing
- Interface with clients’ Top Management providing the best business solutions.
Director | Business Space
Paul has over 19 years in years experience in the commercial property sector and joined the Colliers team in 2004 folllowing a 3 year period at Allied Irish Bank Plc. He is joint head of the offices department in Dublin and specialises in the acquisition of office space for incoming multi-national companies.
In 2019, Paul acted for LinkedIn in the largest office transaction of the year where they pre-let 3 office blocks in the CBD as part of their long term expansion plans in Dublin. This success has continued into 2020 where Paul acted for Slack in the largest city centre acquiistion year to date on behalf of Slack Technologies.
Paul is a licensed professional and a full member of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) and Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)