Office leasing news

Changing workplace landscapes brings new opportunity for business

22 June 2020

For some, working from home has its perks. The morning commute is shorter and the kitchen is close. For others, the time to go back to the office couldn’t come soon enough, they miss the interaction with colleagues and the separation of home and office life. So how do businesses make the best of both worlds?

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Soft fitout and FF&E

22 June 2020

Ergonomic furniture reduces discomfort and can increase productivity. Colour stimulates the brain and open spaces give employees more room to breathe.But can changing something as simple as a chair really make the difference?

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Sub-lease, assignment or surrender?

11 May 2020

 The practical steps you can take when you have too much office space.

In these changing times, companies are starting to reassess their office space requirements due to more people working from home and a reduced office headcount.

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Green building setting

While the pool of available properties that fall into the category are few and far between in Auckland - the growing appeal of “green” properties cannot be denied. There are a number of reasons that tenants are attracted to these sorts of offices - some of which are concrete and others more warm and fuzzy.

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The world of work has transformed

22 June 2020

The global covid-19 crisis has escalated the already significant shifts in the relationship between employees and work. Pre-covid, a 2020 Peakon survey of New Zealand employees across a broad spectrum of organisations revealed that 63% described themselves as ‘disengaged at work’

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Switching to a brighter future

22 June 2020

There is intensified public pressure to increase our energy generation from renewable energy sources as we re-prioritise and plan our recovery post-COVID-19. It’s a chance to do better for the environment and for businesses to capture the economic benefits and save on outgoings.

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Are offices an obsolete concept?

22 June 2020

Working from home has proven in many cases to be efficient, productive and successful. Throughout the lockdown, sales were completed, customers were taken care of and business, for the most part continued as per usual.

Now that we are emerging from quarantine, people are asking - do we really need offices?

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Competition for Office Space in the CBD

10 March 2020

When plans for Commercial Bay were initially announced, there was a bit of trepidation on behalf of Auckland CBD landlords fearing that this could be a major disrupter to current tenancies. Find out why competition for office space is fierce in the CBD.

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Building an electric fleet

10 March 2020

With new models arriving on the market, and potential government incentives (or penalties) on the way, is now the right time to make your move to EVs? We asked Drive Electric’s Mark Gilbert for his tips for building an EV fleet. Find out more.
 

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Office amenities as a recruitment tool

10 March 2020

As people spend more and more time at the office, staff are increasingly raising the bar as to their expectations for the environments they work in. People no longer see their workplaces as just a place to push paper and toil away at computers. Both workers and employers are wanting spaces that cater to the social and wellbeing of their personnel. Find out more.

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Turn buzzwords into business success

13 June 2019

It isn’t just millennials who are demanding more flexible working practices. And more flexible working practices are changing the nature of the buildings we work in. How can that be reflected in your lease arrangements?

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