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Our cities are getting busier and consequently, more expensive. Urban space — not only here in Amsterdam — has long been a valuable asset, limited in availability and therefore costly. This scarcity of space in our cities has lead to higher costs for office space and this trickles down to how much space companies plan per workspace. Consequently, space available per employee shrinks. According to one study, 5% of space per employee compared to the 5 year average was lost in the Americas, and in Europe it dropped by 2.3%.

From the perspective of a property manager, ever increasing costs for maintenance and upgrades in office buildings add to the mix — hence the need for companies to get smarter at utilising their real estate. Corporate Real Estate managers now collect plenty of data to understand how available space is used to proactively optimise and keep costs at a minimum. …

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Christina Franken

I'm an architect, a generalist - instead of buildings, I prefer to create systems based on true user needs ❤️ #SmartCities #SmartBuildings #OpenData

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