Jonathan Weinbrenn Published in Corporate Real Estate Journal
[caption id="attachment_15164" align="alignright" width="233"] Jonathan Weinbrenn[/caption]
A paper by Jonathan Weinbrenn, Head of Global Corporate Sales for Search Office Space, has been published in the Corporate Real Estate Journal (CREJ).
"The challenges and uncertainties of the global economic and political climate create a range of unique and ever-changing pressures and demands for corporations and their real estate portfolios," writes Search Office Space's own Jonathan Weinbrenn in the opening for his seminal paper, published in the Spring 2013 edition of the Corporate Real Estate Journal (CREJ).
The paper, titled 'Controlling your destiny: Leveraging flexibility and cost certainty in CRE' is the culmination of knowledge garnered from Jonathan's years of experience in the global corporate real estate (CRE) market. It proposes a forward-thinking approach to office space solutions for businesses of varying size.
The serviced sector was previously utilised by CRE professionals for satellite offices, entry points into new markets, project spaces, and other uses typically associated with the need for temporary space. Global economic events like the 2008 financial crisis, the Arab Spring, and North America's economic instability, has lead those previously investing in CRE to develop a keener interest in flexibility, low CAPEX, and inclusive overheads.
Extensive data collected by Search Office Space, which the article highlights, reveals that occupancy in a serviced workstation can indeed be more financially viable than a conventional workstation.
Jonathan strongly believes in the value serviced and managed spaces offers for fast-growing and established businesses, and puts forward a compelling argument in his paper - one that's sure to prove a talking point.
"My department is dealing with an ever-increasing demand for flexible office solutions - office space with no or little requirement for capital costs, and where the tenant is totally in control of the on-going facilities costs," says Jonathan, Head of Global Corporate Services at Search Office Space. "Flexibility around term is so critical coupled with options to upscale or downsize the space. At the same time, the need to bespoke space, to make the workplace more agile and flexible, and to create informal spaces for meetings, collaborative sessions, and breakout areas has been moved to the top of the agenda."
The Corporate Real Estate Journal is a quarterly publication that focuses on thought-leadership. Editorial is provided by industry professionals and key voices in the CRE marketplace.
You can find Jonathan on LinkedIn.