A survey of 100 directors overseeing real estate at some of the largest companies in the City, Docklands and the West End found cost and the retention of staff were key concerns.
Meanwhile, a fifth indicated they were looking to downsize.
|The Top Ten|
2. Retention of key staff
3. Lease flexibility
4. Space efficiency
5. Higher quality environment
6. Occupational flexibility
7. Proximity to public transport
8. Proximity to clients/competitors
9. higher building profile
10. Energy efficiency
“We forecast that once the markets return, occupiers will again focus on the importance of sustainability.
“It will be interesting to repeat the same exercise once we have come out of the current economic uncertainty.”