perspectives podcast

EP8: Are COVID office deals worth moving for?

Companies weigh up their future office needs amidst uncertainty

June 23, 2020
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Meet our speakers

James Montague
Senior Director, Office Leasing – Queensland, JLL

Over the past 14 years James has been involved in the repositioning and strategic marketing of some of Brisbane’s major commercial properties. He has led transactions acrossa broad range of real estate asset classes, and in doing so, continues to deepen his knowledge of tenant requirements, and understand the trends that influence them, which has been highly regarded by his clients.

Kate Pilgrim
Director, Tenant Representation – VIC JLL

Kate has carved out highly successful career representing tenants’ interests in property transactions including lease negotiation, site selection, market research, strategic portfolio reviews, and financial and location analysis.
Her knowledge and experience of the Melbourne market is highly sought after, particularly within the technology and creative sectors, where she has secured favourable outcomes for tenants in the CBD, fringe, suburbs and regions, with size requirements ranging from 300sqm to 19,000sqm.

Anthony Walsh
Design Director – Australia, JLL

Anthony Walsh leads the design division within JLL’s Project and Development Services in Australia. Anthony’s impressive career spans over 15 years in which he has established, grown and administered architectural and design practices to develop tier-one design firms. Specialising in workplace design, Anthony helps JLL clients across a wide range of sectors create, refurbish and reinvigorate their workplaces.

Transcript

Rebecca Kent (host)
So, working from home has turned out just fine for many people, and now businesses are inevitably rethinking how much office space they actually need and where it should be located.
While some companies are delaying any firm decisions until stability returns to the economy, others are taking the bolder step of negotiating new leases now to take advantage of some good deals.
So what are they? Who is doing it? And what are their thought processes?
That’s what we’re discussing – and more – in this episode of JLL’s Perspectives podcast.


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