Occupancy Strategy

Optimising space, maximising business agility

“I’m sure we have under-utilised office space in this city, but I don’t know how to extract cost savings or better business value from it.”

Our occupancy planning advice aims to improve the real estate performance and business alignment of a specific location such as campus, multiple sites in a city or a headquarters building.

Although the focus is usually on assessing options for increasing utilisation, occupancy levels, and space-use efficiency, it’s essential to understand the bigger picture with regards to local business needs, drivers of change and real estate planning horizon.  

Sometimes the issues are less about space use, and more about culture and behaviours, in which case the best way to optimise occupancy may be through a different approach to workstyles – such as ‘activity based working’ (for more information on ‘activity based working’ click here) – and occupancy management (refer to our Workplace Performance services).

We have tools to model different scenarios and develop a range of occupancy space use options.  Where options to relocate, expand, or consolidate to new sites are under consideration, we assess the potential of specific buildings to accommodate forecast requirements and enhance business performance.

We focus on the metrics that matter and on clear, concise communication to help gain business case support from stakeholders. Our independence means you can be assured we have no vested interest in any specific transaction or design-related options.

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Forecasting headcount and mapping available accommodation in the right place at the right time requires analysis of multiple scenarios.

Our strategic occupancy advice is tailored to suit your context, availability of information and your reporting/project evaluation process, including:

Supply & Demand Analysis

Planning Efficiency & Benchmarking Assessment

Tenancy/Building Option Evaluation 

Feasibility Studies / Occupancy Optimisation 

If you would like to know more about how we can help you plan for change and create competitive advantage, please contact us to arrange a confidential conversation.  This will allow us to gain some insights into your specific context and challenges, and tailor the more detailed information we share with you accordingly.