Cresa acquires workplace company Agile Work Evolutions

PRESS RELEASE  Chicago, IL – January 6, 2022

Cresa, the world’s leading occupier-focused commercial real estate firm, has acquired Agile Work Evolutions (AWE), a real estate technology company focused on workplace strategy and implementation.

AWE’s innovative tech enabled workplace strategy and advisory offering allows clients to better understand their potential occupancy strategies and smartly adopt hybrid and flex workplace solutions into their occupancy. The result is better, faster and more certain decision making as well as a more responsive, flexible and resilient occupancy plan. In addition to innovative, people-centric workplace strategies, AWE also provides assessment and change management, integration, alignment and training related to workplace.

“Workplace strategy is critical to making smart real estate decisions and this has super charged as companies move to rapidly adopt hybrid and flex options responding to changes in work patterns accelerated by COVID-19,” said Tricia Trester, Cresa’s Head of Global Portfolio Solutions. “AWE is uniquely qualified to meet this dynamic client need and they will help us to deliver exceptional occupancy solutions in this environment. Their skills, experience and innovative approach take our workplace strategy offering to the next level.”

AWE’s technology defines how and where employees are working today, how and where they do their best work, effects on productivity inherent in various occupancy strategies and provides the tools to support and manage an agile workforce.

AWE Co-Founder Meredith Thatcher said, “Employers are being tested to find both interim and long-term solutions that blend employee preferences for remote working with business needs.” Co-Founder Dr. Lisa Chillingworth Watson added, “We are excited to be working with the Cresa team to provide valuable business insights and intelligence to inform workplace strategies, planning and implementation, and to accelerate decision making around adopting a remote working model.”

In addition to Workplace Strategy, AWE provides Workforce Analytics, Assessments, Change Management, Project Management and Training and Speaking Services.