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AMAF Step 1: Assess the current state of asset management

Earlier this year, the Victorian Government Department of Treasury and Finance (DTF) published the new Asset Management Accountability Framework (AMAF) which took effect on July 1, 2016.

In our first article, we explained the obligations which will be required as part of other 2017/18 annual reports and briefly introduced you to the four steps to ensure compliance.

This article details how...

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Topics: Accommodation Planning, Property Advisory

Top 3 Success Factors to becoming a Flexible Workplace

Observations of Private Sector Success for Public Sector Property Managers

By Kent Stuart

More and more, large private sector organisations are making the successful change to flexible workplaces, providing Public Sector property managers with compelling case studies on how to improve the effectiveness of their own workspaces. 

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Topics: Organisational Improvement, Accommodation Planning, Property Advisory

Flexible working: An inevitability; not a possibility

3 Global Forces reshaping our workplaces

By Kent Stuart

The move to flexible workplaces is not a management fad or just a new way of dressing up old, ‘open plan’ office space.

The development and ongoing adoption of flexible working arrangements, by organisations big and small, is an inevitable consequence of the impact of three global forces reshaping the way we work.

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Topics: Organisational Improvement, Accommodation Planning, Property Advisory

Optimising workplace density

What governments can learn from the private sector 

By Kent Stuart

The public sector is a major occupier of office space in Australia. State and federal government inhabit up to 30% of all office premises nationally. In our capital cities, the respective state government is typically the single biggest tenant. 

In Canberra, the federal government represent up to 80% of the total market. 

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Topics: Accommodation Planning, Corporate Real Estate

Vacant Office Space in the Public Sector

 Why it occurs and how to fix it

By Kent Stuart

Back in February I posted a short piece on a phenomenon which Grosvenor termed ‘Structural Vacancy’. It’s the situation that occurs when organisations reduce their staff numbers over a short period of time leaving a significant amount of vacant office accommodation.

More recently there has been considerable press about the extensive amount of ...

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Topics: Accommodation Planning, Corporate Real Estate

Workplace density: Is the size of your office impacting profitability?

By Kent Stuart

The office workplace has changed enormously over the last 20 years, and with surprising acceleration in recent years. Technology is enabling businesses to optimise workplaces in ways that were unimaginable even five years ago, and changes the way we think about the modern workplace.

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Topics: Accommodation Planning, Corporate Real Estate

Benchmark your workspace management against Australian best practice

Have you ever wondered how your workspace management is measuring up?

Determining workspace density is the first step towards more effective and efficient office accommodation management. And yet so many businesses are having trouble measuring workspace density correctly!

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Topics: Accommodation Planning, Corporate Real Estate

5 reasons why you need a property strategy

By Kent Stuart

Without a strategy for managing your property, your business is wasting money and the opportunity to leverage soft real estate markets. Real estate and facilities expenditure is, for most businesses, the second biggest operating costs after staffing expenses. Despite this most don’t have clear strategy for how to best manage those costs.

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Topics: Accommodation Planning, Corporate Real Estate

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