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Industry Experts Weigh in on the Future of the Work Environment

“The beginning is the most important part of the work.” Plato

The Future of the Workplace, 2018 Dr. Marie Puybaraud, Global Head of ResearchJLL Corporate Solutions

Create workplaces that are people orientated, experiential and personalized.
Deploy emerging smart real estate solutions to optimize user-experience and enhance enterprise performance.
Adopt a user-centric approach to respond to a dynamic workforce.
Align CRE strategy with enterprise-wide digital transformation.

McKinsey & Company, 2016

The construction industry is ripe for disruption.  Large projects across asset classes typically take 20% longer to finish than scheduled and are up to 80% over budget.


In the coming years working habits will resemble a menu of working environments.  Including traditional offices, and an assortment of other shared collaborative and third spaces.  This will provide employees with the comfort and flexibility they need.”

Occupier Survey Report, 2017CBRE

60% of CRE Executive responders are focused on reducing portfolio costs in the next 12 months.

58% are focused on portfolio optimization in 2017.

Bridging the gap, Global PropTech Survey, 2017KPMG

49% of real estate decision makers expect to collaborate with an existing or new supplier to develop their technological innovation capability.

JLL Global Market Perspective, November 2017

A better vision of your organization and its resources provides you with clearer expectations of your capabilities and overall business case.

Dr. Marie Puybaraud, Global Head of ResearchJLL Corporate Solutions

Nearly 3 in 10 employees say their workplace fails to enable productivity. Lack of privacy and too much noise among top complaints.

Occupier Survey Report 2017CBRE

65% of Corporate Real Estate Executive responders were over-leased or under-built in 2016.

John Naisbitt

The most reliable way to forecast the future is to try to understand the present.


In order to transform the office from a container of routine work into a place that enhances user experience, developers and corporations will require a set of metrics that go beyond the traditional markers of cost and density.

Occupier Survey Report 2017CBRE

87% of Corporate Real Estate Executive responders are optimizing their real estate footprints to prepare for the future.

Technology Vision, 2017Accenture

85% of executives report they will invest extensively in AI-related technologies over the next three years.


Finding the tipping point when density and the lack of collaborative space becomes a hindrance to people getting their work done is the art and science of workplace design.

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