Strategic Business Advisory

Experts in solving complex and challenging problems

The Strategic Business Advisory team are experts in solving complex and challenging problems that are unlocked by knowledge beyond real estate. We combine strategy, finance, management consultancy and real estate expertise to help organisations drive performance from their property assets, contracts and people.

We’re aware that you need to align your portfolio to operational and customer needs, support the employee experience, reduce costs, provide productive workplaces, harness digital technologies and deliver capital projects. Our team are passionate about delivering transformational results and real sustainable change for our clients.

We offer a premium strategic advisory service, assembling bespoke senior experts drawn from industry and consultancy with experience of advising global corporations, mid cap and government sectors. They bring expertise in finance, strategy, performance improvement, programme management and people and change, as well as real estate.

It feels different to work with us. We listen hard. We deliver flexibly at pace, adapting to your organisation. We are famous for our decision-support and making you look good in front of senior boards. We relish working in joint teams, helping to build capabilities and ensuring that the value you receive continues way after we have gone.

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Portfolio and Location Strategy

Our team is supporting often complex organisations align their portfolio strategy to operational, customer and financial needs.

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We improve, reconfigure and rationalise your portfolio to enhance productivity, customer satisfaction, employee wellbeing, financial resilience and carbon reduction.

Our experience covers Location Strategy, Net Zero Carbon Strategy, HQ Relocation, Workplace Strategy, Portfolio Optimisation and Post Deal Integration.

For government and the public sector we are experts in guiding our clients through estate strategies, service asset management plans, asset transfer projects and the HMT Green Book, Business Case process.

We strive to understand your culture, vision, business drivers and current state through listening, consulting and data analytics. While our consultancy team focus on delivering strategy and plans, they draw upon the commercial, market, workplace design and technical expertise across our wider firm to ensure that our recommendations are robust, deliverable and value for money.

Corporate Real Estate Function Effectiveness

We analyse and improve operating models to configure for future performance.

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We deliver streamlined real estate and FM organisations, improved BI and MI reporting and client satisfaction. We drive out costs and improve your operating model, often creating investment cases to enhance key processes e.g. strategy and data analytics.

We have wide experience of performance diagnostics, developing future operating models, strengthening governance and leadership, identifying cost reduction, delivering digital strategies and improving performance monitoring and reporting.

Transformation and Programme Delivery

We design, review and support the delivery of major transformation programmes for our clients.

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We combine our portfolio strategy, organisation design and commercial expertise to develop programmes that transform the performance of the real assets and their management. We apply programme management and change management expertise to build commitment across your organisation and to ensure that the change sticks.

We help assure and deliver real estate transformation programmes through health-checks, risk reviews and our PMO services.

Our EMEA Projects and Consulting team has a strong track record of delivering real estate solutions in more than 50 locations in EMEA and Asia underpinned by robust cost management. Delivering in complex locations is what we are most famous for. We are specialists in contract management, pricing, procurement and carefully managed risks for compliance and to commercially safeguard our clients.

Commercial Excellence

We deliver robust business and financial cases, efficient and effective contracts and comprehensive due diligence.

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We are a team of versatile commercial and finance professionals, passionate about supporting clients in making robust and well-evidenced strategic decisions. We work extensively in both the public and private sectors within the property and finance arena, delivering strategic advice to ministers, CEOs and CFOs. We undertake contract reviews, due diligence for M&A and advise on sourcing strategies.

In the Public Sector we are experts in guiding our clients through relocation, acquisition and asset transfer projects, alternative delivery model appraisals and the HMT Green Book, Business Case process.

To deliver commercial excellence, we bring to bear our expertise in using established decision- making frameworks, fit-for-purpose financial analysis tools and access to latest benchmarks and market data.

Key strategic business advisory contacts

Guy Brett

    • Principal
    • Occupier Solutions
    • Strategic Consulting
[email protected]

Saurabh Das

    • Principal
    • Occupier Solutions
    • Strategic Consulting
[email protected]

Gayatri Kunhiraman

    • Director
    • Occupier Solutions
    • Strategic Consulting
[email protected]

Wes Cockle

    • Director
    • Occupier Solutions
    • Strategic Consulting
[email protected]