As the world’s leading provider of flexible workspace, IWG has an array of services that help CRE professionals innovate
A business’s workspace is about more than four walls, desks and photocopiers. And the role of a Corporate Real Estate (CRE) professional is about more than securing a physical space for their company to occupy. The part they play in boosting employee productivity, streamlining inefficiencies and retaining top talent is vital.
IWG’s flexible workspace locations around the world are set up to empower businesses to achieve these things – and to help CREs bring more value to their companies. Although the flexspace sector provides a physical product, is also a service-based industry. And its services create the optimum conditions for businesses to achieve their goals.
In recent years, CRE professionals have been increasingly exploring flexspace as an option for their companies. Advantages include shorter leases compared to conventional office space, which avoids being locked into renting an office building that’s no longer suitable. On top of this, 65% of business have said that having flexible workspace reduces their costs, helps them manage risk better and consolidate their portfolio.
It’s even estimated that flexible working could boost the US economy by $4.5 trillion annually.
This month, the Corenet Global Summit will bring more than 650 CRE professionals from all over the world to Amsterdam. With 100 expert speakers and 50 thought leadership sessions, attendees will explore the role that corporate real estate plays in helping businesses succeed.
IWG will support the summit as a sponsor and thought leader – with a senior representative from the IWG team speaking as part of the conference’s line-up. With its innovative approach to inspiring CREs with new possibilities within their industry – such as its learning excursions, which will take delegates around Amsterdam to encourage creative thinking – the Corenet Global Summit is an ideal opportunity for IWG to be involved in.
Annelou de Groot IWG’s Development Director in the Netherlands, features on a panel at Corenet, titled: “A New Balancing Act? Corporate Real Estate over the next decade.” The session will highlight the challenges and opportunities CRE professionals face, touching upon trends that are requiring them to adopt a more balanced and nuanced skillset in order to be successful.
Chaired by Dr Lee Elliott, Global Head of Occupier Research at Knight Frank, de Groot will join fellow panelists Justin Halewood, EMEA Programme Manager, Real Estate Strategy and Delivery at Redhat; James Bartolo, Partner, International Occupier Services at Knight Frank and James Ainsworth, Senior Real Estate Manager for PwC, to discuss how the changing technological and employment landscape will require a new set of skills from CRE professionals – and de Groot will describe the role flexspace has to play in helping them adapt.
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