Businesses across the globe have had their regular operations interrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As Canadians start to envision a time in the near future when employees can go back to their offices, it’s important to prepare for and take this significant step equipped with all the necessary information, and with the best possible plan in place. Let us help you get started.
The back-to-business primer serves as a practical, succinct checklist of activities and considerations for landlords and tenants as they prepare to reopen their physical workspaces and buildings. In addition to reparatory, pre-opening activity, the guide offers mission-critical activities to implement on day one, and in subsequent critical periods. The primer considers short-term action steps as well as long-term initiatives for portfolio and workforce strategy, both of which are important to consider as business priorities evolve.
A comprehensive list of actions that should be considered and implemented prior to welcoming employees back into the office.
- Personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Cleaning procedures
Advice on the conversations you will need to have with your landlord and building management to ensure all your concerns are addressed and eliminate duplicated efforts.
- HVAC inquiries
- Touchless technology
- Tenant notifications
Information on new responsibilities that will need to be addressed, and which existing roles are best suited to cover them.
- First response personnel
- Hygiene monitors
- Floor wardens
Tailored recommendations for each area of your office follows an examination of your space via video walk-through.
We are all about to enter the next phase of this new working environment. Let us help set you up for success.
Colliers’ Return to the Office Guide will help ensure every eventuality is considered, addressed and planned for as you welcome your employees back to the workplace. With a proven track record that spans across Canada, Colliers’ Workplace Strategy professionals are well-versed in federal guidelines, as well as provincial and local schedules and recommendations.
We will perform a personal virtual review of your office and deliver a use recommendation tailored to your space and business operation.
Vice Chairman, Head of Strategy & Consulting Group
David Bowden assumed the role of Vice Chairman and Head of Strategy and Consulting at Colliers Canada on March 31, 2020. David most recently served as CEO I Canada at Colliers International, and will focus on integrating Colliers’ existing consulting practices into a national Real Estate Strategy & Consulting entity in this new role, building on operations to deliver the best real estate solutions for investors, institutions and corporate clients.
With more than 30 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, David is highly regarded for his deep connections and innovative business perspective, providing strategy and guidance on best practices in corporate leadership, change management and innovation.
David holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Urban Land Economics from the University of British Columbia and is a member of REALPAC, comprised of less than 100 members, it is the national industry association dedicated to advancing the vitality of Canada’s real estate sector.