Space Utilization and Optimization

Real estate and workplace executives want to understand workplace utilization patterns in their current workspace, but other solutions in the market only perform surface level analysis that show utilization rates at an organizational level. Savills space utilization analysis cross-references first party data such as badge swipes with employee directories to identify occupancy differences across departmental groups.

Floor plans – with their enclosures, adjacencies, transparencies, and densities – hold a wealth of information our tools are equipped to extract from. By reviewing existing or proposed floor plans, our workplace strategy team can use a combination of figures to determine the work styles and functions supported by current and planned spaces. The resultant figures allow us to understand where there are potential pain points in the space and recognize opportunities for improvement.

Our quantification of the space plans can then be cross-referenced with findings during occupancy analysis to understand the performance of space types and space adjacencies throughout an organization's real estate portfolio.

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Workplace Strategy and Occupant Experience

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Focused on deeply understanding our clients’ occupant experience, we leverage our workplace research and tools to instill wellness, comfort, connectivity and innovation in the work environment. By helping your organization make more informed, data-driven, and people-centric real estate decisions, workplace research and strategy can maximize your investment at multiple scales.

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Workplace Strategy and Occupant Experience

Test Fits

Test fits are architectural exercises to determine the capacity of a space to support its intended uses. Our data-driven test fits are supported by research such that clients can trace the function and justification for each space type within a test fit. This test fit approach helps clients determine an ideal site selection given its unique organizational characteristics.

Workplace Strategy and Occupant Experience


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Workplace Strategy and Occupant Experience

Occupancy Planning

Having a multi-tiered understanding of an organization's use of space can drive more strategic real estate and employee experience strategies. Our Workplace Strategy team leverages client's existing systems from their Facilities Management, Human Resources and Information Technology departments, as well as rigorous observational studies, to elucidate how and when people are using the spaces.