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Port@l’s Managing Director John Gotley

The Changing Workplace’ examines current and future trends in property and accommodation acquisition and how corporations are reacting to these changes

Birmingham, 23rd August 2011, Port@l, leaders in delivering innovative space and infrastructure solutions, has commissioned an independent white paper that assesses how, technology, Government initiatives and the mitigation of risk is changing the attitude of companies towards commercial property and the work-place. Aimed at Chief Executives, Chief Financial Officers, Property professionals and Human Resource executives, ‘The Changing Workplace’ examines current and future trends in property and accommodation acquisition and how corporations are reacting to these changes. The research covers a range of topics such as, flexible working, age, gender, technology, green initiatives and alternative work places.

Port@l’s Managing Director John Gotley commented, “Historically the elements that determine commercial property decisions have remained unchallenged and the process of obtaining new accommodation predictable. Organisations have had two choices, own property or sign long lease agreements. However as the country emerges from recession there has been a major shift in the property landscape. Accommodation procurement is no longer dominated by the supply side; myriad factors are now playing a part in corporate decision making that go way beyond the simplistic process of determining location, size and price per square foot.”

Gotley Continues, “We have commissioned this paper to assist senior executives understand how these emerging influences, that include; technology, and communications, work-life balance, demography and alternative methods of property provisioning, may impact their future accommodation strategies.”

The paper has been written by Helen Hide-Wright, a freelance independent researcher specialising in commercial projects, who previously worked at Leeds Metropolitan University where she was involved in researching, writing and producing commercial reports used within the banking sector to influence investment decisions.

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Editor’s Note:

About Port@l

Port@l deliver ready to occupy office accommodation to the corporate sector.
By bundling office space, infrastructure and support services into a single operational contract Port@l can offer property solutions to help property directors and property strategists better align their property portfolios with the dynamic needs of their business.

Port@l term this approach ‘Occupier Solutions’ and they can be delivered anywhere around the UK. They are characterised by their CAPEX-free nature, speed of inception, service-based delivery and flexible term. The result is a greatly simplified, low risk and cost-effective approach to satisfying a business’s accommodation needs.

Occupier Solutions can use existing buildings or, where time permits, new bespoke facilities, built to a client’s specific requirements in a location of their choice. Terms are flexible and range from 1-5 years in an existing portfolio facility, from 3 years in an existing but non-portfolio building, and typically just 7 years for a build-to-order solution. All options provide a ‘clean’ exit with no dilapidations, legal fees or other write-offs.

Port@l’s clients include: BSkyB, Provident Financial, E.ON and other prestigious organisations.

Port@l’s head office is in Birmingham and they have operational centres in Glasgow, Rotherham, Nottingham, Chatham, Coventry and Leeds.

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