CBRE’s 2023 European Office Occupier Sentiment Survey polled over 130 companies on a range of issues including; return to the office, portfolio optimisation, attitudes to flex office space for example.


Key findings include:

  • There is scope for office return rates to rise as policies are tightening.
  • Portfolio optimisation: focus on lease structures and flex office space.
  • Location strategies: space located near public transport and sustainable features are of growing importance.
  • Technology needed to support new work styles: enhanced video conferencing and room booking software.
  • People-centric goals are at the forefront of future of work policies.

90% of companies aiming for employees to be at the office at least half the time.

45% are relocating some functions into better quality space.

41% of companies are favouring shorter lease terms.

Download the full report here.