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The times they are a changing – even for CRE!

The times they are a changing – even for CRE!

January 2004 was a big month for me.  It marked the start of my new role at the BBC where I became global head of Corporate Real Estate (CRE).  Since getting involved with the consumer side of the real estate industry almost 30 years ago I have focused on becoming...
Chicago – confounding perceptions

Chicago – confounding perceptions

Walking around down-town Chicago recently reinforced from me the age-old adage about not judging the book by the cover. In today’s fast-paced and always on society I wonder if we are forced to take a very superficial view of life and how we can work? Having spent a...
Brussels – breaking the rules

Brussels – breaking the rules

Yesterday, like a lot of others, I took the train into central London. However it was just the start of my journey as I was off to Brussels by Eurostar.  As we sped through the Kent countryside I wondered what my visit to the Belgian Social Security Services HQ (FPS)...

Are you allergic to offices?

I’ve written a couple of guest blogs for Chris but realise that I never actually introduced myself, so I thought it might be worth doing so seeing as hopefully you’ll be hearing a bit more from me in the coming months. My name’s Ciara, I’m 24...

Starting to notice buildings – guest blog

This blog is the work of a millennial! Ciara is starting her career and knows very little about work, the workplace or the workforce.  She has agreed to join the Beyond the Workplace Big Conversation to learn more about the topic and to provide her views on life,...
Taking to the Streets

Taking to the Streets

Beyond the Workplace took its first major step on Thursday with over 50 people meeting in Trafalgar Square to experience Street Wisdom, kickstarting the Big Conversation in earnest. For most, it was a completely different experience and for some it provided remarkable...