Open office - a milestone marking CBRE Vietnam's 16 years of development
Ho Chi Minh City – 27 February 2019
After 16 years of joining and developing with Vietnamese real estate market, CBRE Vietnam has recently marked its memorable milestone by introducing a totally new look for its main office in Ho Chi Minh City. The new office is located at A&B Tower building (76A Le Lai, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City), and is designed with open office concept, which focuses on elements such as modern, comfortable and flexible.
From that idea, CBRE office has an open work space with low desks and hot desks for staffs to freely choose the seats where they feel most comfortable. At the end of each working day, the desk is fully cleared and is returned to its original state. Highly advanced computer and phone systems are installed at each desk so that the staffs can move to different seats without affecting the usage of equipment according to CBRE standards. There are also specifically-designed small corners with bean-bag chairs and sofas for employees to work and discuss instead of having to use traditional meeting rooms. The cafeteria, a relaxing place for staffs including a dining and entertainment area to helps create a sense of balance at work, is connected to the work place. The transition to an open office model has created cohesion, cooperation between the departments and the board of directors, while building a more friendly, dynamic, creative and efficient working environment.
The main lobby area and the modern meeting room
Ms. Dang Phuong Hang, General Director of CBRE Vietnam, shared: “After more than 16 years of development, CBRE Vietnam has become a home of more than 1,100 employees. We decided to invest in the open office model and the most advanced technology system, giving all of our staffs a more dynamic working environment. When the walls are no longer barriers, when our staffs can actively choose seats every day and are always comfortable in the office environment, I believe that each of our staff will maximize their ability and achieve further success. At CBRE, the development of each individual contributes to the success of the whole team. This milestone marks a new development stage, promising brighter prospects of CBRE Vietnam in the future.”
As traditional office model evolved, open office, not surprisingly, has become a trend in recent years. With modernized architecture, the 360-degree open office at CBRE Vietnam has three main areas: Hall & Meeting Room – served as hosting venues for our guests; Open working area for all departments and Entertainment area reserved for our staffs after stressful working hours. The office is equipped with Cisco high-tech system which helps CBRE Vietnam staffs easily connect with our collegues worldwide.
At CBRE, staffs do not need to sit in fixated seat but can travel across the office because there are many creative and inspiring workplaces.
Image - 360-degree workplace - staffs start the day with the active selection of suitable work locations
Besides, CBRE Vietnam office is also equipped with amenities for relaxing purposes such as coffee makers, refrigerators, televisions or some board games such as Table football, darts, beautiful corners for staffs to find inspiration and create energy after stressful working hours. The transition to the open office model has created cohesion and a more dynamic working culture for all of our staffs.
CBRE is one of the most popular real estate brands in the world and receives high confidence vote from domestic and international real estate investors. Founded in 1906 in the city of Los Angeles California, USA, through more than a hundred years of development, CBRE is now present in more than 100 countries worldwide with more than 450 offices and branches in many big cities and more than 80,000 employees. With a wide network and high quality of services and products, CBRE has been growing strong, and contributing to the overall success of the global real estate market.