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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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Flexible, a new age – how far can you bend?

Posted by Joe Averill

Posted 14 November, 2018 OBI BLOG

The proportion of workspace leased that is classed as “flexible” is, you may have noticed, going through the roof. This raises a few questions: Is conventional workspace dead? Why the sudden rise...

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From recruitment in to the world of property.

Posted by Patrick Kennedy

Posted 8 October, 2018 OBI BLOG

One thing that has intrigued me is the perception of the business from being an outsider to shifting to within OBI and becoming part of the team. OBI always held an intriguing perception for me as an ...

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Decisions, decisions

Posted by Will Lewis

Posted 6 September, 2018 OBI BLOG

How many times do you hear people say that the property industry is a “people business”? It’s something we’ve heard a lot of over the years, but we’re inclined to think that in many cases, t...

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Happy campus

Posted by Will Lewis

Posted 20 August, 2018 OBI BLOG

The OBI team was delighted this month to act on Manchester’s largest office deal in 16 years, which will see Booking.com move into 222,000 sq ft of space at the Manchester Goods Yard, within Allied ...

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2 years in the making…OBI

Posted by Joe Averill

Posted 6 August, 2018 OBI BLOG

“If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later” – Richard Branson. Today marks my second year at OBI and what a j...

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