Global Workplace Solutions optimise buildings across their life cycle

CBRE Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) is the world’s largest provider of integrated facilities management, project management and real estate services. We self-perform technical facilities services in more countries than any other provider. Our expertise ranges from advice and brokerage for the ideal property, to the operation and maintenance of facilities including industrial services for production facilities, to project management for construction, refurbishment, conversion and moves. With this broad base of capabilities, we can optimise buildings, property and assets at every stage of the life cycle. We develop holistic solutions, allowing clients to reduce operating costs, minimise risks, utilise space more effectively and create more innovative working environments. 

Well-established specialist, industry and property expertise

Our clients are tenants and owners of commercial properties and production facilities of all sizes. In addition to many medium-sized companies with one or two buildings, our clients include 90 of the Fortune 100, with major portfolios of hundreds of buildings and facilities across multiple countries. Worldwide, we look after properties covering 500 million square metres – almost five times the size of Paris. Thanks to our global network of experts in the Industrial, Life Sciences, Energy/Oil & Gas, Financial Services and Technology sectors, we can offer bespoke solutions for customers with specialised properties such as production facilities, labs, logistics and data centres. In fact, we are the world’s largest operator of data centres and service one the largest fuel station network in Germany.

Global best practices and lokal market expertise

With a total of 47,000 facilities management specialists (including 16,000 technicians, more than 9,000 portfolio and transaction managers and 7,000 project managers), we are equipped to take care of properties and assets all over the world. In Germany GWS has a nationwide presence with more than 1000 employees, including 200 experts for industrial services based in our competency centre the Rhine-Main and Rhine-Neckar region. Being the world’s largest real estate services provider, we can maintain the same excellent, consistent service and transparency anywhere in the world. We provide clients with a single point of contact who can focus totally on their needs. This means they benefit simultaneously from our international scale and local expertise.

In-house research and innovative technologies for better decisions

CBRE experts compile regular, valuable information and analysis, including our European Occupier Survey and Fit out Cost Guide. We research markets, trends and innovations and invest in modern tools such as our CBRE Vantage global technology platform and intelligent building automation (CBRE I ESI). We know precisely where space is not being utilised efficiently, where operating or energy costs are disproportionately high or how efficiently assets and projects are running. This knowledge enables our clients to optimise the opportunities presented by digitisation and automation for their working environments. This makes CBRE an agile strategic partner that drives innovation and helps companies to make smart, data-driven decisions – both now and in the future.

Our Services

Integrated Facility Management

We can manage and operate our clients’ complete real estate portfolio across multiple countries as part of an outsourcing partnership, or self-deliver a specific technical facilities management service.

Industrial Services

Helping our clients to increase the availability and productivity of their machines and facilities

Project Management

Integrated advice for occupiers as well as efficient project development and execution

Related Services

We offer integrated, one-stop real estate services to the users of global real estate portfolios
Sustainability Consulting for individual properties and portfolios
Advice in the field of tailor-made working environments and interior concepts