In a latest report issued earlier this month, Regus is challenging the impact of remote working in commercial real estate and its implications in the real estate consultancy business.
According to Regus, it is now evident that the model of property acting as a big marker of prestige for business is now changing, as increasing numbers of occupiers turn away from the traditional model of commuting every day into a central corporate HQ. This is happening around the world – in the UK, for example, 15% of employees work from home, while in India the figure has already hit 50%. As a result, the decreasing number of corporate occupiers using the traditional model is rendering these big, sole-occupancy office buildings a smaller part of the bigger picture.
For brokers, this could be seen as a threat to their bottom line, as their portfolio of large, single-site offerings becomes more and more outdated, however, this is not the whole story – it’s also a rare opportunity to pivot your sales strategy and take advantage of the reshaped ideas about working. Using data gathered from Regus’ large client base through its annual Great Big Survey* (GBS), it has been explored how brokers can reshape their offering to capitalise on the increasing preference for flexibility in how – and where – people do their jobs.
Download the full report here.