What Drives Corporate Real Estate Portfolio Productivity?

Leading real estate professionals, site selection consultants, and C-suite executives have begun to focus not just on pure cost, but more on the performance of real estate as a strategic asset. Together, we are looking increasingly at real estate’s contribution to overall company results and realizing return on investment (ROI). Yes, return on investment. Now…

Office Building Parking Ratios-Often Overstated

Office space occupants are getting more and more efficient, which is good for the corporation’s bottom line, but a big challenge for the company’s CRE team and landlord’s alike. The average parking ratio across all classes of offices buildings, nationwide is 3.12 cars per 1,000 rentable square feet of space. Today’s most efficient space users…

Attracting Top Tech Talent

Competition for Tech Labor remains fierce. A recent Tech Talent research report ranking 50 U.S. and Canadian markets according to their ability to attract and grow tech talent provided a few surprises amongst the perennial favorites. The Tech Talent Scorecard rankings are determined based on 13 metrics including: tech talent supply, growth, concentration and cost,…

Relocate vs. Lease Renewal – How to Decide

The old adage of “it’s always cheaper (and easier) to renew” doesn’t hold true today. A lot depends on your updated space utilization metrics, goals for that particular facility, design criteria and labor analytics. A few interesting points to consider when working through this decision: There is an efficiency delta of ±15% when re-configuring existing…

FASB Sets Lease Accounting Change Effective Dates

On November 11, 2015, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) decided upon the effective date for the long awaited and much debated new lease accounting standard requiring companies to recognize leases on their balance sheets. The effective date for public companies will be in fiscal years (including interim periods within those years) beginning after December…

Compliance with New FASB-A Team Effort

In 2016 the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and international Accounting Standards Board (IASB) changed accounting rules so that in the near future, companies will be required to show virtually all leases on their balance sheets. This solution will require detailed planning and preparation that all companies will need to address promptly and with collaboration…

How Much Space is Enough Space?

Whether you are planning a new office, renewing an existing lease or developing company-wide space standards, developing updated design benchmarks and occupancy strategies will prove extremely helpful. A company’s real estate can and should be an enabler of the business plan! When a new client engages my team, we take nothing for granted. Far too…

The Evolution of Corporate Real Estate

Corporate Leaders: What is your vision of the ideal workplace? Is it the same vision as that of the ideal labor force that you are trying to attract and retain? Does it truly represent and enable your vision for culture? Real estate markets around the world are tightening, and will continue to do so for…