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Buildingi will provide CBRE with an array of tools to help customers make their space fit new, flexible needs

Deals round-up | CBRE spots need for occupancy service tools

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Karl Tomusk

The pandemic has triggered a surge in demand for workplace management, CBRE said as it snapped up tech services business Buildingi.

Buildingi helps companies understand their individual workplace management needs and provides tools for occupancy planning.

Services include:

  • Integrated workplace management systems: Buildingi provides advice on IWMS tools in order to pinpoint the systems that meet user needs
  • Occupancy planning: Buildingi captures occupancy data to provide visualisations and analytics on how occupiers should use their office space
  • CAD and BIM: The platform manages building records with a cloud-based system that allows a user to track all CAD and BIM drawings for all its projects in one place

CBRE will integrate Buildingi into its occupancy management team in order to offer a more extensive range of services.

Susan Wasmund, managing director in occupancy services at CBRE, said: “The Covid-19 pandemic has prompted more companies to reimagine their workplace and occupancy strategies as they look to provide employees with more flexibility as they return to the office.”

CBRE said that the acquisition, which includes Buildingi’s shared service centre in Costa Rica, allows it to provide 24/7 occupancy planning services, including technical drawing and planning services, spatial data management, work order processing and test fit support.

Bill Nolan, CEO of Buildingi, said: “By joining forces with the world’s largest real estate services company, we can help clients even more as they return to the office through our integrated and experienced sales team and a complete technology product offering.”


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