CRE Review - June 2017
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CRE Review - June 2017

June 2017

Workplace Literacy

Workplace literacy (WL) is defined as comprising the basic competencies necessary for productive engagement in the modern workforce. The employee experience, which directly impacts employee engagement, is linked to a growing list of key performance indicators (KPIs): productivity, profitability, retention, satisfaction, and more.

What's Next? Exploiting Uncertainty

How do you plan for change when you don't know what (or when?) the change will be? Forecasting is always fraught with peril, but the best leaders are agile and use uncertainty as an agent for change. Today's trailblazers examine emerging megatrends in order to better understand how they are reshaping the way we live and do business. They think about global shifts, the implications for organizations, industries and wider society. They dig deep, search for innovative solutions, and set a strategic direction forward. They are able to exploit change and uncertainty, rather than be limited by them. The Call for Proposals for the 2018 Global Summit in APAC is now open. Get involved and share your experience today!

A Blueprint for Corporate Sustainability

Corporate sustainability is considered central to the culture and character at The Hartford, which carries a real estate portfolio of approximately 100 properties and 3 million square feet (278,710 sq. m.). With its corporate headquarters located in central Connecticut, The Hartford had a vision to consolidate corporate real estate (CRE), reduce its physical corporate footprint, and to renovate and redefine the company's work environment. This vision centered on sustainability, not only from an environmental point of view, but also from financial and operational perspectives.

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Commercial developments are going up faster than ever, with little consideration given to their role as part of the city or how they connect the people that will inhabit them. Is there a better way? A series of case studies examines how good design and experiential architecture can connect people with each other and the city around them and how buildings can be shaped to enhance casual interaction and creative collaboration with the ultimate outcome of creating greater economic, cultural and social value for developers, tenants and the wider city. This presentation from the CoreNet Global Summit in Shanghai earlier this year looks at projects from across the globe that are blurring the lines between public and private spaces.

The Big Gig: Saying Hello to Your Dream Style of Work

Ever dream of having the flexibility to work wherever you want? Working less, but getting paid more? Setting your own hours? Ultimately being your own boss? Who doesn't like the sound of that? Thanks to free communication channels and globalized networks, this dream has become an achievable reality for the fast-growing ‘gig economy,' which is comprised of 20 to 30 percent of the working population, or 162 million people worldwide.

How Can Corporate Real Estate Execs Address Geopolitical Changes?

Never before have geopolitical developments had such a huge impact on corporate strategies. The impacts of the Brexit, the border adjustable tax plans of the Trump administration, the growing possibility of trade duties between Asian countries and Europe/the US are all hot boardroom issues. Get an update on the very latest geopolitical developments, and take away tools for contributing to your organization's response to these challenges.