Our Media Sector Group helps clients navigate the complex challenges presented by real estate in the rapidly evolving world of communication. In an industry where contracts are often short-term, resulting in vacillating headcounts, there are opportunities to ‘right-size’ your footprint, as well as introduce options for expansion for the future. We can either streamline entire media property portfolios for maximum flexibility and efficiency, or satisfy a specific property requirement as part of a one-off transaction. In all cases our role is to align real estate solutions with business objectives and industry realities. Some of the real estate challenges specific to the media sector include:
- Cost and expenditure is a significant priority
- Increased focus on using office space more efficiently, while still creating workplaces that assist in retaining and attracting staff
- Focus away from the mature markets of North America and Europe and to expansion in Asia, Central America and South America
How Can We Add Value?
While certain themes apply across the whole sector, all businesses have unique objectives and requirements. We adapt sector-specific experience and market knowledge with each individual client’s needs to find solutions that help meet key challenges; all the while structuring a flexible portfolio that utilizes space both efficiently and cost-effectively.
Our team of professionals include a mix of designers, project managers, change managers, facilities managers, transaction specialists and business consultants whose skills are combined to meet your varied and complex requirements across the globe. Some of the services we provide are:
From real estate due diligence for merger and acquisition activity, to location analysis and portfolio optimisation programmes, we help you deliver against your business objectives while reducing risk.
We help you optimise the value of your property while considering the impact on your firm’s balance sheet; implementing everything from global lease administration, lease abstraction and database management to strategic analysis and decision-making support.
Our transaction specialists can advise and facilitate smoother transactions, whether it’s a full property search and relocation or simply a lease renewal.
Project and change management
We help you deliver real estate projects on time, within budget, to specification and in keeping with organizational and people objectives. Our team can help you manage the implementation of projects – from fit-outs to new builds – as well as the impact on your operations and people, through extensive move management and change management services. Other services include design, project monitoring and consulting.
We use best-in-class processes, procedures, and technology to ensure your work environments are safe and highly-productive. Our teams help you balance costs, manage and mitigate operational risk, and achieve client Corporate Social Responsibility goals through progressive sustainability and energy management programs.
We help to reduce the environmental impact of your property to comply with legislation and to save costs.
Experience and Resources
Our media clients benefit from an experienced team, including sector specialists in markets across Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East; all backed by our global network of 15,000 employees worldwide and our industry-leading technology and collaboration platforms. We work with a broad range of clients within the media sector, including Thomson Reuters, Gartner, WPP, Omnicom Group and Edelman.