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Introducing Arbeta

Posted by Joe Averill

Posted 7 August, 2019 OBI BLOG

Manchester’s become pretty good at digital hubs over the last few years (All Works & Social, SpaceportX, Beehive Mill, amongst others) – and they all owe a debt to The Sharp Project, the city’s ...

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Beyond the Millennials

Posted by Nicola Woods

Posted 23 July, 2019 OBI BLOG

With different generations wanting different things, workplace design is in a state of flux. OBI’s Nicky Woods looks at who’s driving the market and how things are changing Workplace design fee...

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Uncertainty & Flexibility – Hand in Hand

Posted by OBI

Posted 16 July, 2019 OBI BLOG

In 2016, we released a blog with a strong message to landlords: ‘Adapt or Die’. The blog was intended to act as a warning, something to educate non-believers in the world of property that landlord...

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Studio OBI & My Role in OBI Explained

Posted by Joe Averill

Posted 16 July, 2019 OBI BLOG

A few people have recently asked, why has a real estate advisory launched a creative agency and what does that mean for your role at OBI? Here’s a little more context to explain what it means for ou...

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OBI – A History of Innovation

Posted by OBI

Posted 16 July, 2019 OBI BLOG

At OBI we have a unique philosophy which places the client at the heart of every innovation we make, complemented by a hunger to remain at the forefront of the real estate industry, adopting the lates...

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Why are occupiers attracted to Managed Workspace?

Posted by Patrick Kennedy

Posted 29 March, 2019 OBI BLOG

Anyone who keeps half an eye on Manchester’s property market can’t help but have noticed that there’s been a marked increase in managed workspace in the city centre in recent years. Before th...

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A Letter to your head of marketing

Posted by Joe Averill

Posted 26 February, 2019 OBI BLOG

Dear Head of Marketing, I wanted to write to you today to ask if you feel your business is using its workspace as an effective marketing tool – could you be getting more value out of something’s ...

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Lego Land

Posted by Patrick Kennedy

Posted 12 February, 2019 OBI BLOG

“Death by PowerPoint”. I’m sure most have you have all experienced that presentation that never seems to end, slide after slide, watching the clock ticking down just hoping each slide is the las...

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An antidote to the poisoned chalice

Posted by Jack Tunney

Posted 7 February, 2019 OBI BLOG

“It was never in the job specification”, “It just landed on my desk”, “I’ve never carried out this process before”. Here are some of the phrases we hear all too often when clients approa...

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OBI…In conversation with Tom Pickersgill, CEO, Broadstone Engage

Posted by Joe Averill

Posted 3 December, 2018 OBI BLOG

How did the idea for Broadstone Engage come around and can you tell us more on the problem you are trying to solve? In previous roles, my co-founders (Nick & James) and I were implementing emplo...

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