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bring the best offices to life



Advances in mobile technology, automation and artificial intelligence, escalating consumer expectations and environmental sustainability are all transforming how people work, and the places where they work. In response, the commercial real estate sector is reinventing the office.

While commercial tenants are looking to carefully manage their office space to remain agile and reduce costs, they also want space that connects people, fosters creativity and collaboration, and enhances human health, productivity and performance.

Our talented team has worked on a wide range of projects, from new builds to refurbishments, mixed-use projects to asset management strategies for international property portfolios. We help our clients assess asset lifecycle, optimise designs and identify the best value for money.

Fresh perspectives and flawless execution

As our clients reimagine the office, they are turning to RLB to balance capital and lifecycle costs, customer experience and competitive advantage.

  • 400
    commercial projects underway across five continents
  • £
    worth of projects delivered in the last five years
  • 500
    commercial specialists worldwide
Technology transforms the office

The World Economic Forum estimates that nearly half of all task hours will be carried out by machines by 2022, leaving humans to the work that matters most – like connecting with customers and creative problem solving. An exciting evolution for the office is upon us, as we understand productivity, performance and profit is tied to space. While there’s no one size fits all solution, technology is enhancing the office experience with sensors and intelligent systems, mobile apps and machine learning smoothing out pain points and creating places where people can do their best work.

Agile and adaptive spaces

As we gear up for automation, artificial intelligence and the gig economy, businesses need to scale and shrink their operations to meet market conditions – and they are turning to coworking for help. While the coworking stereotype may be of start-ups and tech companies, this type of space is expected to account for 30% of the market by 2030. As the trend ticks upwards, RLB has the experience and expertise to manage, cost and advise projects at the commercial sector’s cutting edge.

Sustainable is a smart investment

Around the world, investors are demanding assets that deliver on the triple bottom line of social, economic and environmental value. Large office landlords and institutional investors, in turn, are using green ratings and reporting to cut carbon and costs, and to show their stakeholders that their assets are sustainable. Our work gives us deep insights into drivers underpinning sustainable design, and the cost, budget and management challenges our clients can expect as they deliver the next generation of green offices.


Nicolas Sheard
Nicolas Sheard

Chief Executive Officer (RLB Pentad & Africa Group)


Global Expertise. Local Knowledge.

Having over 4,000 people based in over 120 offices across more than 40 countries, means we work on landmark Offices projects across the globe.