The Banking and Financial Services Group is a global team of C&W professionals who have specific experience working within the banking and financial services sector. By tracking trends and being active in the marketplace the group is able to provide specialist insight and advice.
Banking and financial services real estate challenges include:
- continued focus on cost reduction and delivering cost-saving
- regulation, volatile market conditions and cost control are key drivers for real estate decision making
- sector firms have to align their real estate portfolios with an ever changing business environment
- the potential for increased merger and acquisition activity in poorest performing countries if the Euro crisis worsens
- customer experience and interaction is changing in the retail banking sector
How We Can Add Value
The recent downturns in the industry have led many to look at severe cost reduction and more flexible ways of achieving their financial goals. By understanding your business and industry, and the above key challenges, we can help you structure a portfolio that makes efficient use of space and reduces costs. We combine our specialist knowledge with market intelligence and thoughtful solutions to ensure that we are adding the most value and producing the greatest cost savings for your business.
Our combined team of professionals include surveyors, agents, accountants, project managers and business consultants whose skills are suited to meet your varied and complex requirements across the globe. We can help through the following services:
From real estate due diligence for merger and acquisition activity, to location analysis and portfolio optimisation programs (including workplace strategy), our focus is helping you deliver your business objectives while reducing risk.
We help you optimise the value of your property while considering the impact on your firm’s balance sheet; implementing everything from global lease administration, lease abstraction and database management to strategic analysis and assisting in decision making and execution.
Global lease administration
To help minimise the associated risks of managing your corporate portfolio, we provide you with the detailed business data you need to properly and intelligently implement your corporate strategy.
By implementing the “intelligent client” role in managing transactions, our agents and brokers can advise and facilitate smoother transactions, whether it’s a full property search and relocation or simply a lease renewal.
Programme and project management
We help you deliver base build and fit-out projects on time, within budget, and to specifications. We also have specialist dilapidations, mechanical and electrical and quantity surveying teams in-house.
We advise, plan and deliver on all aspects of the day-to-day occupation of property including service delivery, compliance, financial management, change and workplace efficiency. We deploy professional management teams supported by best -in-class/best-in-geography suppliers.
Valuation and lease advisory
C&W has one of the largest fully integrated real estate valuation and consulting teams in the world. We act as the foremost valuation advisor to corporations, institutional investors, and lenders on critical debt and equity investment decisions.
Experience and Resources
We also have an experienced research team, including a team of expert sector specialists in local markets across Europe, the Middle East and across the globe. C&W has 16,000 professionals including researchers, strategists, business modellers, accountants, business consultants and agents in 250 offices across 60 countries.
We have a broad range of clients in the sector including Citibank, RBS, Société General, Fortis, BNP Paribas, Goldman Sachs, Barclays, JP Morgan and many others who we service on a national, regional and global level.