Aligning with the C-suite is traditionally top of mind for any progressive executive, but perhaps less traditionally, the role of the facility or corporate real estate manager is on the move…to the C-suite. Corporate Real Estate execs with a seat at the table no longer think in terms of traditional metrics, such as cost per square foot and occupancy rates, but aligning with the strategic imperatives of the C-Suite.
These include attracting and retaining top talent, increasing image value and reputation, along with productivity, innovation, and speed to market. This new way of thinking is transforming the industry and at CoreNet in Orlando this week (#CNGOrlando), the industry will clearly illustrate how smart facilities management drives smart business.
The function of corporate real estate is now held accountable to deliver value to the larger organization it serves. To use a phrase from CoreNet’s playbook, let’s REimagine how the successful alignment of assets and infrastructure drive overall business results. Innovation in the built environment not only reduces cost, but also maximizes collaboration and human performance. In maximizing human performance, the organization achieves innovation and speed to market.
The future vision for our business effectively aligns the assets and infrastructure of an organization to meet its current and future challenges.
In a time when accountability is at an all time high due to short development cycles and fierce competition in the marketplace, the need for total alignment and effective collaboration has never been clearer. The larger return on investment is the success of the facilities management and real estate function and what they can bring the organization by driving business outcomes.
Gary Herald is senior vice president of Sodexo Facilities Management Solutions.