Workplace Strategies Improve
Miami-Dade Beacon Council and CBRE presents the 2015/16 Occupier Trends National Survey
Event speakers included: Damla Gerhart, Managing Director, Workplace Strategies, CBRE; Elizabeth Dvorak, CEO, Workscapes and Beacon Council Board Member; Rob Marsh, Advisory & Transaction Services, Labor Analytics, CBRE; Rick Beasley, Executive Director, CareerSource South Florida; and Brandon Forde, Executive Managing Director, Occupier Advisory & Transaction Services, CBRE. Sheldon Anderson, Interim President & CEO of the Miami-Dade Beacon Council, (not pictured) provided welcoming remarks.
CBRE and the Miami-Dade Beacon Council partnered to provide a better understanding of today’s changing workforce trends during an event that paired national experts and local professionals. The discussion focused on the economic impact and business implications for decision makers, real estate professionals and others focused on retaining their best employees and making work spaces as productive as possible.
CBRE analyzed responses from 402 executives managing corporate real estate (CRE) portfolios around the world. The report reveals three consistent global themes on the CRE executive’s agenda: balancing local actions amid global economic uncertainty, implementing employee-centric workplace strategies, and supporting rapid enterprise transformation all while strategically managing costs.
Highlights included: 50 percent of the companies of the future will be located in emerging markets. Cities like Sao Paolo, Beijing and Shanghai are growing populations that rival major U.S. cities. This has implications for Miami as it is a gateway to emerging markets.
In addition, workplace strategies were presented to counter employee dissatisfaction. According to a report, half of the employees surveyed worldwide felt disengaged to their workplace. Companies that provide employee-focused amenities gained cost-savings and increased productivity. Topics also included co-working and collaborative spaces, Millennials as the largest generation in the workforce and the so-called “war for talent”.
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2016 CBRE Global Occupier Survey Trends
Brandon Forde, Executive Managing Director, Occupier Advisory & Transaction Services, CBRE;
Rob Marsh, Advisory & Transaction Services, Labor Analytics, CBRE; Rick Beasley, Executive Director, CareerSource South Florida;
Elizabeth Dvorak, CEO, Workscapes and Beacon Council Board Member (contact for information) 305.400.8101