July 2024

New Financial Year

Apropos that the start of the new financial year is in the middle of the footy season. The ref blows the whistle and the game begins. The training, the preparation and the analysis that occurs before each game is imperative. The best teams keep improving,...

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Demand for Office Space

In a recent Linkedin post, Dror Poleg commented on the most recent NAIOP Office Space Demand Report for Q2, 2024. These figures are for the US markets and all markets are different. But this is a global trend.   Earlier this year we presented the following statistics for office...

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What’s Shaping the Future of Work?

Last week we attended Spaceful’s event at the Museum of Contemporary Art; Unlimited: an Exploration of Future Workplace Innovation. It was a great event from every perspective, the venue, the vibe of the space, the hosts, the Exhibition Centre for exhibitors, the guest speaker, the...

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The Evolution of CREtech

It is no secret that the CRE industry has been known to be a laggard in adopting new technology. Not that long ago, the main reasons were the high cost of entry for both demand-side and supply-side. The result of this was users were locked into expensive...

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The Co-Working Climate

The original serviced office operators were successful in providing small professionally run office “units” for customers, from small self-employed entities to global corporations. A common thing in the 1980’s was its use by global entities needing a small branch office or beachhead in a particular market. In those...

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Data Centres: Global Perspective

After last week’s data centre presentation and inspection at NEXT DC we decided to get a global perspective on the booming data centre sector. We caught up with Heather Downey of Downey Digital based in Seattle. Heather is a real data centre specialist in the...

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New ESG Reporting Measures

The pathway to a more environmentally sustainable corporate and real estate world continues. New legislation across the globe is creating the next evolution in office buildings. In Australia, the Treasury Laws Amendment (Financial Market Infrastructure and Other Measures) Bill 2024 is in the House of Reps. Schedule...

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Data Centres: The New Oil Refineries

In this digital age, data is ubiquitous. But how does this data flow from one point to another? Over the past 10 years, we have been deeply involved in many data centres. It was a privilege to work with so many brilliant people in such...

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Technology Remains A Disrupter

From the mid 1980’s to 2020, devices that changed the way we worked included faxes, emails, mobile phones, CPU’s, Wi-Fi, emails, and fibre. At the same time, advances in connectivity changed the speed with which something could be delivered and include the ethernet, Wi-Fi and...

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