Nicola Gillen

International Partner • United Kingdom

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Nicola Gillen

International Partner • United Kingdom


Nicola specialises in the relationship between design, behaviour and the built environment. An architect and author, Nicola is widely recognised as a leading industry authority on advancing workplace strategies, design and change management.

Based in London, Nicola joined Cushman & Wakefield in 2019 and draws on 25 years experience delivering workplace strategy and innovation across EMEA, US & APAC.

She is lead author of  RIBA book Future Office, published in 2019. 

SERVICES

Total Workplace

Total Workplace brings industry leading thought leadership, strategy and guidance to help clients implement innovative and consistent solutions through the use of tools, technologies and best practices.

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Integrated Portfolio Management

Our commercial property management services focus our Transaction Management, Portfolio Administration and Portfolio Strategy activity around our clients’ business challenges and priorities.

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Global Occupier Services

Helping our clients make intelligent business decisions to get maximum value from the spaces they occupy.

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Podcast: Managing Workplace Experience: Lessons from Retail

The digital world has revolutionized how consumers shop. What lessons can businesses learn from the retail world - which is much further down the digital transformation road?
Nicola Gillen • 26/04/2021
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Workplace trends accelerated – and reversed – by COVID-19

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Looking Further Along the Road to Recovery

Head of Total Workplace EMEA, Nicola Gillen considers preparations for returning to the office, with anecdotal evidence suggesting that between 10%-50% of the workforce will return to the office in the short term. 
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Staying Informed and Collaborating Virtually

In the third podcast of the “Rebalancing the Work-Life Experience” series, our attention shifts to two further drivers of workplace experience: staying informed and collaborative teamwork.
Nicola Gillen • 24/04/2020
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The Challenges of Returning to Work

The return to work is considered across 3-time horizons and across 5 key areas from integrated facilities management, work space, people and future work patterns, to buildings and portfolio.
Nicola Gillen • 21/04/2020
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Future of Work and Place

COVID-19 will cure our inertia: we have had the technology to work from home for years. Management attitudes have held us back. Trust remains an issue. Modern leaders manage through outputs not presenteeism.
Nicola Gillen • 24/03/2020
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India Investment MarketBeat Q2 2021

Indian economy picked up in the January – March quarter with GDP growth rate of 1.6% backed by government spending and growth in manufacturing sector.
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RALEIGH-DURHAM - Industrial 5 Fast Facts Q2 2021

Economic conditions in Raleigh-Durham continued to improve. Raleigh-Durham is recovering at an impressive pace and the outlook for the second half of 2021 is positive. 
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The Austin economy has rebounded quickly from the pandemic and is currently one of the hottest markets in the country. Online consumer spending continues to fuel the e-commerce market.
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Though overall occupancy fell, increasing leasing activity and stabilizing Class A numbers point to the start of recovery for DFW office.
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UK Real Estate Market View

A regular update on the commercial real estate market in the UK.
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The EMEA Investor Update

A regular update on the commercial real estate investment scene in Europe.
James Young • 25/05/2021
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The EMEA Occupier Update

A regular update on what's impacting real estate occupiers across EMEA. 
James Maddock • 20/04/2021
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UK SELF STORAGE ANNUAL REPORT 2021

The Self Storage Association UK Annual Industry Report provides a comprehensive overview into the self storage sector.
Philip Macauley • 18/05/2021
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The Impact of Technology on Real Estate

Technology has created huge changes to the property markets and real estate industry in 2020. We asked Chris Hancocks from our Futures team, and Ross Hodges from our Global Innovation Hub what they see as the proptech to watch in 2021. 

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With flexible workspace now considered a vital component of the workplace ecosystem, how should landlords successfully value a flexible workspace proposition?
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Coworking UK Report

Our latest report “Coworking 2020: What’s Next on the Flexible Workspace Horizon?” explores how the UK Flexible Workspace sector could help play a key role in the recovery after COVID-19.

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Defining The Retirement Living Sector

In partnership with The British Property Federation (BPF) this report looks at the UK undersupply of housing with care schemes, self-contained homes that have the capacity to provide care, yet allow residents to continue living independently.
Greg Mansell • 21/10/2020
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Futures Cut - Hybrid reality

Sign up to Futures Cut - the regular blog from Richard Pickering, Chief Strategy Officer, UK - a personal view of the evolving role of real estate in a world of technological, social and business change.
Richard Pickering • 13/07/2021
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In the two years since the Digital Economy Act 2017 came into effect, it is clear that it is causing considerable alarm to occupiers looking to issue break notices, as the ability to break may now be jeopardised.
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Like COVID-19, Brexit has major implications for businesses across the country whatever the outcome of the negotiations. 
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