The office isn’t dead. But it is evolving. It’s been nearly a year since offices around the globe closed due to COVID-19 and, although it’s uncertain exactly when a return will happen, two things are clear.

  • Firstly, while there is likely to be lower overall utilisation on a regular basis, the physical office will still very much be a requirement for most businesses to continue operating.
  • Secondly, for the physical office to remain a competitive advantage, companies have a lot of rethinking to do. They must reimagine how their working environments continue to serve both remote and in-office working, and the changing expectations of their workforce. They need to do this while remaining efficient, collaborative and innovative.



Meet the speaker

Kate Smith - Head of Workplace and Portfolio Strategy



Kate leads the CBRE Workplace & Portfolio Strategy Team in the UK – a 150-strong group of occupancy management, workplace strategy and change management professionals. Their work ranges from single projects to global programmes, in which they develop a new strategy or evolve an existing one. Kate is speaker at Future PropTech, the world's number one real estate technology event series, and is a member of Women in PropTech and the CBRE Women’s Resource Network.



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