What are the established and emerging practices of CRE&F organizations


The CBRE Institute partnered with CoreNet Global to interview Corporate Real Estate and Facilities (CRE&F) leaders from over 100 corporations to gauge the practices that drive enterprise success. The CRE&F leaders who were interviewed oversee combined portfolios of over 1 billion square feet globally, with an average portfolio size of 14.5 million square feet.

The study revealed common themes across a host of strategic and management practices which are driving the success of CRE&F organizations and their respective enterprises, such as:

  • CRE&F organizations most often report directly to the CFO.
  • CRE&F teams are generally organized by function or geography.
  • Formal client relationship management (CRM) and portfolio planning that support lines of business are established practices that continue to command focus.
  • The most innovative and transformational activities are focused on building greater strategic capabilities to align with the business and drive greater collaboration with key functional partners (e.g., HR, IT).
  • Activity-based workplaces are on the rise, with less square footage anticipated per employee.
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