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Energy & Resources

The Energy & Resources Sector Group specializes in the strategic and tactical real estate requirements of companies in the oil, natural gas, electric and alternative energy sectors. Increasing performance pressure from customers, regulators, and shareholders and the enormous capital investments required by new and emerging technologies make real estate optimization a necessity for energy companies. 

The aim of our group is to help clients navigate the complex challenges presented by real estate. We can either streamline entire media property portfolios for maximum flexibility and efficiency, or satisfy a specific property requirement as part of a one-off transaction. In all cases we seek to align real estate solutions with business objectives and industry realities. Some of the real estate challenges specific to the energy and resources sector include:

  • Oil prices in December 2011 were higher than four years ago but 2012 is looking like a suppressed year
  • SuperMajor performance, emerging markets players, and the service sector are now showing strong performance, demonstrating increased market
  • Capitalization gains among all returning companies
  • The expanding oil and gas potential of the North America has created intense demand for infrastructure throughout the region
  • Most Russian companies outperformed the emerging markets group

How Can We Add Value?


While certain themes apply across the whole sector, all businesses have unique objectives and requirements. We adapt sector-specific experience and market knowledge with each individual client’s needs to find solutions that help meet key challenges; all the while structuring a flexible portfolio that utilizes space both efficiently and cost-effectively.

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, sustainability, 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.

Experience and Resources


Our energy and resources 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 media sector, including BP, Chevron, Shell and AREVA.