HqO, a workplace experience platform, recently announced its strategic partnership with tenant-focused advisory firm Savills.
The partnership will enable Savills to help its clients demonstrate the value of real estate through unique, actionable insights into connecting with and empowering employees, increasing flexibility in the workplace, and reimagining how the modern workplace enhances productivity and community.
HqO and Savills – both known for their commitment to advocating for occupiers around the world, as well as for their technology, market data and workplace insights – formed the alliance to best advise corporations navigating a real estate ecosystem that is currently experiencing a generational disruption.
“Savills’ modern and differentiated approach to translating data and market intelligence into actionable insights for occupiers across the globe, coupled with HqO’s position as a proven leader in the tenant experience space, makes this strategic alliance mutually beneficial for both parties,” said Sarah Dreyer, executive vice president, Information, Technology and Digital Strategy at Savills.
Due to the firms’ respective areas of expertise, the partnership will allow Savills and HqO to demonstrate which layouts, amenities and workplace programs drive employee engagement and maximize the return on investment (ROI) of every dollar spent on office space.
The partnership will provide granular visibility into how employees experience and interact with their offices. In turn, corporate leaders can evaluate and optimize their office performance to reimagine a modern workplace that enhances productivity, promotes community and energizes employees.
“The last three years have radically transformed how people connect with each other and the places they work,” said HqO co-founder and CEO Chase Garbarino. “Being able to activate those trends from users to physical real estate properties is mission-critical today. Savills shares the same vision as HqO, and the overall belief that the future of the workplace will be driven by their experiences. This partnership represents the significant shift in overall mindset toward customer-centricity for the first time in the larger commercial real estate industry.”