Vanke Service | Cushman & Wakefield launches Global Building Re-entry Guide with trade organization and local government to offer practical perspective on a safe workplace re-entry

Yuko Okayasu • 08/06/2020

Vanke Service | Cushman & Wakefield, along with The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Shanghai Lujiazui Finance & Trade Zone Development jointly launched a “COVID-19 recovery guidelines for buildings - China practice” guidebook in Shanghai, China today (15 May). Leveraging their on-the-ground experience in fighting the pandemic in China, the partners have detailed their industry know-how into this resourceful guide with practical procedures to demonstrate how private and public organizations around the world can strategically manage the process of a safe re-entry and business recovery.

“Our goal is to mitigate the outbreak’s impact on the commercial real estate markets globally,” says Vanke Service | Cushman & Wakefield’s CEO Johnson Yip. “With detailed health and safety procedures recently deployed in our client’s office buildings and workplaces in China, we aim to help owners and occupiers around the world navigate a highly efficient business recovery and workplace re-entry.”

In China, Vanke Service | Cushman & Wakefield has worked with more than 20,000 enterprises, 1 million clients and 1000 buildings in their post-COVID-19 recovery process. A “COVID-19 Special Taskforce” was created to carefully lay out all the critical stages of response. Their detailed experience and expertise has been summarized in this this re-entry guide, which Yip along with RICS Managing Director Greater China Pierpaolo Franco and Director of Lujiazui Management Bureau, Zhang Yuxiang, launched at a press conference today. The report will be shared with RICS’ 100 member countries around the world.

The document is the first bilingual resource produced in China to provide a set of re-entry guidance on safety measures, technical specifications, protocols, including recommendations on a three-phased risk assessment and social distancing.

“Implications of COVID-19 around the world has been profound. It is our duty to support the global commercial real estate industry by sharing our best practices in China,” Yip affirmed at the press conference. “This unique experience has humbled us all and we strive to continue innovating and elevating our organization’s service excellence. Let’s work hand in hand to fight and remain resilient to conquer this evolving situation.”

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About Vanke Service | Cushman & Wakefield
Vanke Service | Cushman & Wakefield is a strategic alliance that elevates the combined strengths of two commercial property industry leaders. The joint venture was established in December 2019, and operates in 90 cities across Greater China. With a portfolio of over 100 million square meters under management, it provides full spectrum services to over 1,000 commercial projects with a dedicated team of 20,000+ professionals.


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