Global Workplace Solutions

What we do

Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) provide a complete set of services to corporate occupiers of commercial real estate across EMEA. Our client’s real estate needs are managed by an Account Executive who is supported by our network of industry experts who operate across all service lines and sectors. Our depth of experience enables us to maximise the value derived from our client’s portfolio, while ensuring our activity is at all times aligned to our client’s corporate business strategy.

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The Occupier Lifecycle - Global Workplace Solutions

Supporting occupiers throughout the real estate lifecycle
Global Workplace Solutions believes any workspace can become a competitive advantage for clients. We help clients get the most out of their real estate throughout the entire building lifecycle.

This Lifecycle has six stages:

1. PLAN: Understanding how real estate can best contribute to business results

2. ACQUIRE: Finding and acquiring the right property

3. DESIGN & CONSTRUCT: Transforming the workplace to meet business needs

4. OPERATE: Ensuring the workplace performs properly and adds business value daily

5. ADAPT: Evolving the workplace as business needs evolve

6. DISPOSE: Understanding how space is used, and consolidate it as needed

We can support throughout the entire lifecycle or at individual stages; offering specific services or a fully integrated solution.

How you benefit

  • Your portfolio works smarter, aligned to your business strategy, because your advisors are the most accomplished and experienced in the industry
  • You can rely on consistently impressive service delivery and reporting across all borders, because your advisors live by tried and tested principles
  • Your portfolio can perform beyond your competitors, because you have access to unique classified technologies and tools
  • You can rest assured we won’t rest on our laurels, because you agree how our performance is measured.

Our services

We provide advice and transaction services to corporate and public sector owners of generic and specialised property. The group helps clients to use the value of these assets to better support the aims of the business - often through whole or partial disposal. We understand how business strategy, accounting, tax, and property interface and we are able to translate the language of each discipline back to our clients.

We provide fully integrated real estate services across all global emerging and frontier markets and help organisations to navigate through the inherent risks and complexities of operating effectively in these environments.

We provide consultancy advice on aligning real estate strategy to corporate business strategy to maximise the value of property portfolios.

We provide advice to occupiers, operators and developers of data centres - understanding how data centre Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) services, IT platform requirements and property interact for data mission critical businesses.

We provide a strategic approach to best practice energy efficiency coupled with comprehensive data management that ensures innovation, cost reduction, compliance, risk mitigation and brand enhancement – which is at all times aligned with a business’ property strategy.

We provide fully integrated professional facilities management services that optimise business value, performance and customer experience, while reducing costs and ensuring full regulatory compliance.

We provide high quality lease and data management services, comprehensive lease accounting, and proactive property management of leased, owned and sublet property - driving improved performance, risk management and value.

We deliver project and cost management, programme management and move adds and change management to corporate occupiers, aligning our activity with the business’ real estate strategy and operational facilities management ensuring that optimum value is derived.

We reduce costs, maximise tax relief and refunds, and manage risk through a comprehensive range of rating services including rating appeals, mitigation, management, payments and audits. This is carried out across all business sectors and real estate asset classes in the UK.

We deliver corporate occupational property transactions domestically and internationally, leveraging unrivalled local market knowledge and best in class local delivery; while providing strategic advice and insight to drive improved portfolio performance.

We align the dynamics of business, culture, technology and work patterns with the physical environment. This enables peak performance, cost reduction and for us to live better lives.

We provide tailored brokerage, valuation, professional and property management services for corporate and individual owners and occupiers of petrol filling stations, motorway service areas and fuel storage depots. We also offer consulting services in particular network planning and location analysis. Our unrivalled market expertise enables our clients to optimise the value of their real estate assets.

We provide brokerage, valuation, professional and property management services to both corporate and private owners and occupiers of car dealerships, truck dealerships, car parks, tyre and exhaust depots, car rental, bus depots and roadside properties. We also offer consulting services in particular representation studies. We leverage our sector market knowledge to deliver tailored value add services to our clients.


Ranked 3rd in the IAOP Global Outsourcing 2014

Named in Fortune’s Most Admired Companies, 2015

Named the Lipsey Leading Global Brand in Commercial Real Estate, 2015

CBRE Group, inc. has been recognized as a 2015 World's Most Ethical Company® by the Ethisphere Institute

CBRE Group has been named to the Companies that Care Honor Roll for the eigth consecutive year

Contact us

Ian Entwisle


Ian Entwisle

T: +44 20 7182 2000

Simon Hall

Junior Assistant

Simon Hall

T: +45 7022 9601

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