Chris Richmond, Senior Head of Real Estate for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) joins Bold Founder, Caleb Parker, and dives deep into what drives his real estate decisions. He's responsible for for ensuring 24,500 team members have a happy and productive office environment across the portfolio and shares how flexible working and the war for talent require buildings to level up their service game.
About Chris Richmond
A Chartered Surveyor since 1991 with an MBA from Kingston University (1999) and over 30 years commercial real estate experience primarily working client side within large corporations such as Royal Mail, Orange/EE and PwC.
Achievements include the renewal of the office portfolio to right-size workplaces into modern, flexible, sustainable and vibrate spaces in line with evolving business needs.
Chris is on the management board for the British Council for Offices (BCO).
Connect with Chris on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopher-richmond-mba-mrics-9b99b514/
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Resources Excerpt from the BCO report referenced in this episode: "The demand for excellent customer experience in the workplace is here to stay. Efficiency, flexibility, adaptability, sustainability and wellbeing continue to be of top concern to occupiers. Office building owners and managers are increasingly being asked, and now expected, to offer a service that supports these business objectives. If the office industry cannot deliver the service customers want, they will either self-deliver or take their business elsewhere. The increase in the percentage of space being taken by corporates from companies like WeWork, IWG and The Office Group, rather than traditional landlords, is testimony to this."Bold helps commercial real estate create & manage flexible spaces to dream, create, share, and succeed in. Now part of NewFlex (www.workbold.co) NewFlex delivers and manages a range of branded solutions for every type of building, in every type of location, for every type of occupier. Including the flexibility to develop your own brand. All enabled by flexible management contracts where we are invested in making money for you. (www.newflex.com) A Podcast Company is the leading podcast production company for brands, organizations, institutions, individuals, and entrepreneurs. Our team sets you up with the right equipment, training, and guidance to ensure you sound amazing. - (https://www.apodcastcompany.com and www.podcastsyndicator.com)