Last week, we introduced the first of four themes from the 2015 JLL Global Corporate Real Estate Report. This week, we introduce Theme 2: Integration.
Interaction and integration with other business functions and stakeholders is a growing need, but it is a strong feature of only a few CRE teams.
While there is strong intent to transform the structure of CRE teams, these teams do not, and cannot, operate in isolation.
Success relies on their ability to interact and integrate with a range of internal groups across the organization – corporate support functions (such as HR, IT and finance); internal procurement and sourcing professionals; and business units (the internal “customers”).
Strong, effective relationships with these groups are critical to the success of CRE teams.