Free internet for commercial buildings is always the bigger risk


  Who doesn’t like a freebie, from the packet of Haribo sweets included in my Wiggle order, to free Wi-Fi at the coffee shop? An experiment In Dan Ariely’s book, “Predictably Irrational,” illustrates this brilliantly.  Participants were asked to decide between spending 26 cents on a luxury Lindt chocolate truffle or spending one cent on a lower-quality Hershey’s chocolate kiss.  Those running the …

Lease to Space-as-a-Service – How Easy is the Transition for Traditional Landlords?


Over the past decade, the commercial real estate industry has undergone a huge paradigm shift, with space-as-a-service (SPaaS) taking centre stage. Landlords who’ve made the transition have become ‘service providers’, as opposed to traditional ‘rent collectors’. Coworking is just one example of SPaaS. Coliving is another. Landlords, who are increasingly partnering with flexible workspace operators to deliver solutions, provide occupiers …

Landlords webinar

6 things we learnt at the “How landlords can maximise the marketability of their vacant city-based portfolio in 2020” webinar


We were delighted to host an informative, practical and enjoyable panel on October 22nd looking at the challenges that Landlords are facing in the current climate. Our Sales & Marketing Director, Richard Morris was joined by three experienced and knowledgeable panellists from different areas of the sector. Will Kinnear Director of HEWN, Rory Young from the WiredScore National Markets team …

UK Proptech

The UK may be leading the way for PropTech but the CRE industry is yet to catch up


The latest report from the Oxford Future of Real Estate Initiative showing that the UK is leading proptech investment into Europe was certainly encouraging news. With the report predicting that tech behemoths such as Amazon and Apple will build their own proptech services, it’s hardly surprising that investors see the meeting of property and technology as an increasingly attractive opportunity. …

IT services to attract corporates to flex and coworking space


After the last recession, many large corporates re-evaluated their office portfolio costs and took the decision that they needed to focus on their business, not facilities management. Many relocated all or part of their teams to flex workspaces where they could enjoy the time savings of not managing utility, cleaning and catering suppliers and the cost saving of one simple …

FlexSA webinar

The FlexSA webinar series: 6 things we learnt from the 19th May sessions


The 19th May should have seen the flexible workspace community attending the FlexSA conference in London, but in the current situation the team made the difficult decision to postpone to 2021 and instead present not one, but two webinars on the day. Here’s our 6 key takeaways from the two sessions. Session one: Two worlds and in between: the post-pandemic …

smart buildings

How smart buildings are changing commercial real estate for councils, tenants and communities


Advances in technology have changed so many areas of society and the economy. Commercial real estate (CRE) is no exception, where technological breakthroughs have not only led to new modern methods of construction, but have also fundamentally changed people’s expectations of what a building can deliver. Tenants no longer perceive a building as purely bricks and mortar. Instead, many building …