Companies frequently want to understand how their real estate portfolio is performing from a sustainability perspective but need guidance related to how a work environment can meet a variety of eco-friendly criteria. Savills integrates its sustainability expertise into every level of its tenant representation, from the land acquisition process to workplace design and strategy, giving organizations that are committed to social responsibility confidence that they are meeting their own high expectations.

As specialists in meeting the needs of today’s forward-thinking tenants, Savills Sustainable Real Estate Practice includes LEED Accredited Professionals nationwide who understand how businesses can create eco-friendly work environments that improve the quality of life for their employees and the global community. Members of the practice have the experience necessary to identify building and site features that affect clients’ ability to achieve LEED credits early in the building selection or land acquisition process. They are also experienced at identifying environmentally responsible processes that need to be included in lease or purchase negotiations. Experienced sustainable representation is the key to saving money and ensuring that environmental goals are met.

At Savills, we are also committed to making work environments that are high performing from a wellness perspective. As a team with expertise regarding WELL Building Standards and active design principles, we are in a unique position to advise organizations about how to make their workplaces healthier for people and the environment.

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Workplace Strategy and Occupant Experience

Workplace Strategy and Occupant Experience

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.

Workplace Strategy and Occupant Experience


Visioning sessions are opportunities to engage client leadership and staff about the current and desired future states of the organization as a whole. The insights uncovered through these conversations provide clients with benefits such as valuable leverage points in renewal negotiations, measures for comparing relocation options and qualifying future workplace designs.

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

Space Utilization and Optimization

Our space utilization analysis cross-references first party data such as badge swipes with employee directories to identify occupancy differences across departmental groups. The resultant figures allow us to understand where there are potential pain points in the space and recognize opportunities for improvement.

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.