Office Platform Solutions

Global Business Consulting helps clients solve the complex challenges that reside at the intersection of business operations and real estate. The Office Platform Solutions practice develops location, occupancy, footprint, and process redeployment strategies to enable clients to meet their workforce, operating, workplace, and cost-saving goals.

We look at all facets of office lease and acquisition, including space and workforce efficiencies, rent levels, and brand management.
Companies facing any of the following circumstances may require location, occupancy, footprint, or process redeployment strategies:

A new or relocating operation

Your company may be considering relocating an existing operation to a new location, or establishing a new operation such as a shared service centre, call centre, or transaction processing.

A major lease event in the future

For major lease events, C&W Global Business Consulting can help define and measure alternative scenarios, ensuring a rational business case for executive review and approval.

Inflexible or inefficient use of space

Your portfolio may possess significant vacancy, or is not able to effectively accommodate moves, adds, or changes.

Steep business unit growth

Your portfolio is not able to keep up with steep and/or variable headcount growth, leading to reactive portfolio planning and suboptimal solutions.

A mismatch between operations and rent levels

Your occupancy costs may be above market, or you may have transactional operations in Class A or other central business district space.

Sub-optimal co-location of business units

Your portfolio may not accommodate business unit adjacencies and co-locations as well as necessary for optimal process execution or employee collaboration.

How Can We Help?

Location strategies

We help clients identify the most favourable location for a new or relocating business operation, and also help clients understand the optimal national or global footprint for a collection of business operations.