RE community should respond to occupiers’ growing concerns

Cost is becoming an increasing cause of concern for corporate occupiers, not just in terms of real estate but all costs relative to their businesses.

Supply chain and other risks to the business are becoming increasingly important factors in corporate occupiers’ strategies, said Cushman & Wakefield’s head of EMEA logistics and industrial research and insight  Sally Bruer.

Bruer gave an interview to Real Asset Insight at the Transport Logistic event in Munich, and spoke of the concerns that corporate occupiers have in these current “difficult operating times”.

“They’re looking at ways in which to position for growth and position for opportunity in an environment where they’re mitigating for those costs and risk factors,” she said.

Occupiers need to bear in mind things like “labour, technology, energy, sustainability, supply chain resilience” and more while trying to grow their business.

This will lead to them asking “what their business is going to require out of real estate”.

“The real estate community needs to respond to that,” Bruer concluded.

Please click on the video above to watch the full interview or listen to the podcast below.