Global Workplace Solutions optimise buildings across their life cycle
CBRE Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) is the world’s largest provider of integrated facilities management, project management and real estate services. We self-perform technical facilities services in more countries than any other provider, and our expertise ranges from advice and brokerage for the ideal property, to the operation and maintenance of facilities, to project management for construction, refurbishment, conversion and moves. With this broad base of capabilities, we can optimise buildings, property and assets at every stage of the life cycle. We develop holistic solutions, allowing clients to reduce operating costs, minimise risks, utilise space more effectively and create more innovative working environments.
Well-established specialist, industry and property expertise
Our clients are tenants and owners of commercial properties and production facilities of all sizes. In addition to many medium-sized companies with one or two buildings, our clients include 90 of the Fortune 100, with major portfolios of hundreds of buildings and facilities across multiple countries. Worldwide, we look after properties covering 500 million square metres – almost five times the size of Paris. Thanks to our global network of experts in the Industrial, Life Sciences, Energy/Oil & Gas, Financial Services and Technology sectors, we can offer bespoke solutions for customers with specialised properties such as production facilities, labs, logistics and data centres; in fact, we are the world’s largest operator of data centres.
Global best practices and local market expertise
With a total of 34,000 facilities management specialists (including 14,500 technicians, more than 8,000 portfolio and transaction managers and 5,000 project managers), we are equipped to take care of properties and assets all over the world. Being the world’s largest real estate services provider, we can maintain the same excellent, consistent service and transparency anywhere in the world. We provide clients with a single point of contact who can focus totally on their needs. This means they benefit simultaneously from our international scale and local expertise.
In-house research and innovative technologies for better decisions
CBRE experts compile regular, valuable information and analysis, including our European Occupier Survey and Fit out Cost Guide. We research markets, trends and innovations and invest in modern tools such as our CBRE Vantage global technology platform and intelligent building automation (CBRE I ESI). We know precisely where space is not being utilised efficiently, where operating or energy costs are disproportionately high or how efficiently assets and projects are running. This knowledge enables our clients to optimise the opportunities presented by digitisation and automation for their working environments. This makes CBRE an agile strategic partner that drives innovation and helps companies to make smart, data-driven decisions – both now and in the future.