Corporate real estate professionals in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) are investing in technology as part of their workplace improvements. According to a report by CoreNet Global and Cushman & Wakefield, “88% of EMEA corporate real estate professionals are actively investing in workplace improvements and 95% are addressing workplace technology as part of those upgrades.”
This reflects the growing importance to companies of retaining human talent and ensuring quality in their office environments. As the marketplace for human capital becomes increasingly competitive, factors such as flexibility, physical office atmosphere, workplace technology and company culture are high on the corporate agenda.
Occupier ratios and market location are also growing in importance: 81% of respondents are said to be occupying office space more efficiently on a higher ratio and 76% “anticipate diversification into new markets in the next three years”, naming talent assembly as a critical factor.