A real estate ownership revolution on the horizon

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Eight years since it was first floated, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has announced that it will issue its definitive guide to the new lease accounting standards by the end of 2015. The new standard has been in the pipeline long enough for many organisations to forget about its implications. And that’s no surprise. […]

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Why should HR care about real estate?

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Just recently official sources announced that unemployment in the UK has reached a seven-year low. Albeit great news for the economy, rapidly emerging vacancies create a new challenge for businesses. Top management consultancies say in unison that companies are increasingly concerned about attracting and retaining talent. There is a disappointing lack of diversity, skills, and […]

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CRE lessons from coffee culture

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I am a man who loves his coffee. My mid-morning coffee run is an integral and non-negotiable part of my working day, as important as brushing my teeth and a reward for making it a quarter way through the day. You can therefore imagine my disappointment when, after a hectic morning recently, I ordered a […]

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Rethinking own versus lease decisions

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Pressure to optimise costs, deliver value to shareholders and maintain a healthy balance sheet is firmly on the corporate agenda. Leadership is increasingly looking to real estate to satisfy these pressures whether through optimising costs or generating meaningful cash through the disposal of assets. JLL’s Global Corporate Real Estate Trends report reveals 40% of survey […]

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Fighting fit for 2015

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In recent weeks I’ve splurged on presents, drained my bank account and indulged in copious amounts of mulled wine and mince pies. Alas, it’s a new year and I’m back to watching the pennies and getting my fitness regime back on track! Much like me, companies are looking at their own financial health, testing the […]

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A design for life

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Following my recent blog ‘Better by design’, in which I highlight the strategic importance of interior office design solutions for corporates, I thought it would be interesting to illustrate with a close to home example, … JLL’s own new interior fit-out at 30 Warwick Street, London completed earlier this year. JLL appointed Tétris to plan, […]

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Better by design

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A firm favourite of mine, The Great Interior Design Challenge is back on the BBC. I enjoy watching the ‘wannabe’ interior designers attempt to satisfy high expectations of both homeowners and judges, whilst working to a tight budget. The end results are, in the main, pleasing and a definite improvement on the original décor and […]

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The evolutionary path of the workplace

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Thanks to Twitter I recently discovered a gem: footage from 1964 of Arthur C Clarke predicting the virtualisation of work and the rise of remote working.  Clarke envisaged instant communication being possible between anyone anywhere on the planet. Remote working would replace the fixed workplace. The daily commute, Clarke promised, would be consigned to history. Source: http://workplaceinsight.net/video-arthur-c-clarke-predicts-the-virtualisation-of-work-in-1964/ Fifty […]

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Catching the Emerging Markets’ Fire: How CRE Can Help Technology Companies to Strive

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More and more companies are shifting their growth to emerging markets, and technology multinationals are showing the way. According to Jones Lang LaSalle’s Global Corporate Real Estate (CRE) Survey, technology companies are the most aggressive in expanding their footprint in emerging markets, with key growth destinations being BRIC countries, Central and Eastern Europe and Southeast […]

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