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Entries in Commercial Office Buildings (19)

Tuesday
Jan122016

Aon Makes Transformational Step into the Future

Aon’s new global HQ relocates the firm’s centre of operations from Chicago to the epicentre of the insurance world. Image © Gensler

Anyone visiting the area surrounding the Lloyds Building in the City of London will notice sharply dressed people wandering around with folders. More often than not, these are people brokering insurance packages for clients. Sometimes for niche specialist service providers. Often for insurance world giants like Willis or Aon.

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Tuesday
Mar312015

The Value of Repositioning: A Review of Critical Trends and Ideas for Enhancing Building Performance

Gensler's Los Angeles Office. Image © Gensler

Editors’ Note: In late October 2014, a council of architects and designers gathered at the National Association of Real estate Investment Manager’s (NAREIM) Architecture and Engineering Meeting in Chicago to debate new ways real estate may adapt to keep up with the functional and cultural needs of human life. Doug Tichenor, a market analyst in Gensler’s Chicago office, discussed how new function and design can add value to existing core inventory. A version of this article originally ran on NAREIM's website.

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Wednesday
Dec032014

Project Spotlight: One World Place

One World Place will open its doors to tenants in January 2015. Image © Gensler

One World Place is Daiichi Properties & Development’s latest Class A office building in Fort Bonifacio, an unincorporated area of Metro Manila. Designed by Gensler, the building is currently in the final phase of construction and will open its doors to tenants in January of 2015. This exciting development coincides with the continued growth of the Philippines economy, which is currently the largest in southeast Asia and is projected to become the twelfth largest in the world. Fort Bonifacio exemplifies the explosive growth taking place across the Philippines; construction cranes dot the city’s skylines as commercial office buildings spring up throughout the metropolis.

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Thursday
Nov202014

Improving Commercial Office Space Through Placemaking

Office spaces that engage employees by creating unique experiences create value and function as a strategic business asset rather than just a workspace. Picture: Airbnb’s headquarters, designed by Gensler. Image © Jasper Sanidad

This post also appears on Convene's blog.

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Wednesday
Jul022014

Customizing a Mixed-Use Building in Real Time: The Finance Centre Tower 

A rendering of the Finance Centre Tower. Image © Gensler

The Finance Centre Tower is Daiichi Properties’ latest addition to the Fort Bonifacio Global City Skyline. Fort Bonifacio Global City is the emerging central business district in the Philippines capital of Manila. It is representative of the accelerated economic growth of the Philippines, which is currently the second strongest in the Asia after China’s. This growth has stemmed from the country’s burgeoning service sector, which is generating an increased number of jobs and growing the demand for commercial and office real estate. Because places like Fort Bonifacio need more commercial office buildings, the property market in Bonifacio Global City has been significantly bolstered in recent years.

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