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Banking & Financial Services

The Banking and Financial Services Sector Group is a global team of professionals who focus on advising clients on their real estate portfolio strategies. By tracking relevant industry trends, challenges and opportunities we help our clients stay ahead of the curve in maintaining a flexible and efficient real estate portfolio aligned with the strategic direction of their business and underlying industry realities.

Some of the Real Estate Challenges Specific to the Banking and Financial Services Sector Include:


  • Clear focus on cost reduction requires cost-saving at every opportunity
  • Regulation, volatile market conditions and cost control are key drivers for real estate decision making
  • Companies are exploring how to use real estate portfolios more efficiently and space more flexibly
  • There is the potential for increased merger and acquisition activity in the poorest performing countries
  • Customer experience and interaction is changing in the retail banking sector
  • How Can We Add Value?


By understanding your business and the underlying trends, issues and opportunities in your industry we can help you structure a portfolio that makes efficient use of space and reduces costs. We use a combination of industry-leading technology and clear communication to ensure that we are adding the most value and producing the greatest cost savings for your business.

Our team of professionals include a mix of designers, project managers, change managers, facilities managers, transaction specialists and business consultants whose skills are combined to meet your varied and complex requirements across the globe. Some of the services we provide are:


From real estate due diligence for merger and acquisition activity, to location analysis and portfolio optimisation programmes, we help you deliver against your business objectives while reducing risk..

Corporate strategy

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 decision-making support.

Transaction management

Our transaction specialists can advise and facilitate smoother transactions, whether it’s a full property search and relocation or simply a lease renewal.

Project and change management

We help you deliver real estate projects on time, within budget, to specification and in keeping with organizational and people objectives. Our team can help you manage the implementation of projects – from fit-outs to new builds – as well as the impact on your operations and people, through extensive move management and change management services. Other services include design, project monitoring and consulting.

Facilities management

We use best-in-class processes, procedures, and technology to ensure your work environments are safe and highly-productive. Our teams help you balance costs, manage and mitigate operational risk, and achieve client Corporate Social Responsibility goals through progressive sustainability and energy management programs.


We help to reduce the environmental impact of your property to comply with legislation and to save costs.

Experience and Resources


Our banking and finance clients benefit from an experienced team, including sector specialists in markets across Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East; all backed by our global network of nearly 15,000 employees worldwide and our industry-leading technology and collaboration platforms.

We work with a broad range of clients within the banking and finance sector, including HSBC, Citibank, ING, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, UBS, Wells Fargo and Standard Chartered.