The Professional Services Sector Group is a global team of professionals who specifically focus on advising clients in the professional services industries (including accounting, consulting, and engineering firms), on their real estate portfolio strategies. By tracking trends within the professional services industry we help our clients stay ahead of the curve in maintaining a flexible, efficient real estate portfolio aligned with the strategic direction of their business and the underlying trends, opportunities and challenges of the wider industry sector.
Some of the real estate challenges specific to the professional services sector include:
- As the business environment becomes more competitive revenue streams and costs are under greater scrutiny with companies considering offshoring, outsourcing, downsizing and relocating support functions to cheaper locations
- Human resources strategy plays a higher than average role in real estate decision making and the role of real estate plays in the recruitment and retention of qualified staff is key
- The sector leads the way in workplace strategy and adopting innovation and efficiency measures
- A high turnover rate and frequent contract-led work means that properties are often underutilised or carry excessive surplus
- The need to service clients face-to-face across a wide geographical spread requires careful analysis in the real estate planning process
How Can We Add Value?
By understanding your business and the underlying trends, issues and opportunities in your industry we can help you structure a portfolio that makes efficient use of space and reduces costs. We use a combination of industry-leading technology and clear communication to ensure that we are adding the most value and producing the greatest cost savings for your business.
Our team of professionals include a mix of designers, project managers, change managers, facilities managers, transaction specialists and business consultants whose skills are combined to meet your varied and complex requirements across the globe. Some of the services we provide are as follows:
From real estate due diligence for merger and acquisition activity, to location analysis and portfolio optimisation programmes, we help you deliver against your business objectives while reducing risk.
We help you optimise the value of your property while considering the impact on your firm’s balance sheet; implementing everything from global lease administration, lease abstraction and database management to strategic analysis and decision-making support.
Our transaction specialists can advise and facilitate smoother transactions, whether it’s a full property search and relocation or simply a lease renewal.
Project and change management
We help you deliver real estate projects on time, within budget, to specification and in keeping with organizational and people objectives. Our team can help you manage the implementation of projects – from fit-outs to new builds – as well as the impact on your operations and people, through extensive move management and change management services. Other services include design, project monitoring and consulting.
We use best-in-class processes, procedures, and technology to ensure your work environments are safe and highly-productive. Our teams help you balance costs, manage and mitigate operational risk, and achieve client Corporate Social Responsibility goals through progressive sustainability and energy management programs.
We help to reduce the environmental impact of your property to comply with legislation and to save costs.
Experience and Resources
Our professional services clients benefit from an experienced team, including sector specialists in markets across Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East; all backed by our global network of 15,000 employees worldwide and our industry-leading technology and collaboration platforms.
We work with a broad range of clients within the professional services sector, including Ernst & Young, BCG, FTI Consulting, Grant Thornton, Mercer and Korn/Ferry International.