Claire Colgan is an experienced real estate professional, having worked in property asset management, programme and project management within the built environment for 15 years.
Claire leads the Turner & Townsend Corporate Real Estate Advisory team across the North of England which includes staff in Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield and Newcastle. Claire has worked for a variety of public and private sector clients, providing strategic property asset management support, and through this have a detailed understanding of corporate occupiers, local authority, health and education sectors.
She has demonstrable experience of implementing business change through property transformation, best practice property asset management and workplace change and has a proven ability to deliver against a range of strategic property asset management engagements.
Her specialisms include:
- Strategic property asset management
- Estate rationalisation
- Business cases incl HMTs Five Case Model NHS I/E Six Case Model
- Corporate property planning
- Property service re-design and target operating models
- Corporate landlord implementation
- Workplace strategy and new ways of working
- Change Management
- Programme and project management.
Flexible working was promised as one of the triumphs the 21st Century would deliver, releasing workers from their desks and the 9-5 grind, whilst optimising office requirements and space efficiency. Yet despite advances in technology and culture the majority of professionals have remained at their desks, stuck in an office-centric disequilibrium of dependency.
Covid-19 has seen a dramatic shift in society and our understanding of where and how we work. Whilst the short term has seen desks replaced by kitchen tables and boardrooms for video calls, when Covid leaves what sort of workplace will it leave behind and is this the market shock flexible working has been waiting for?
Claire Colgan and Christopher Roe are part of the Turner & Townsend workplace change team that helps global business and local organisations align their workplace to the needs of the business and its people. They will be talking about their experience of working with organisations, the impacts and challenges of a flexible workforce.