119 episodes

The only podcast in the world dedicated to the future asset class called Space-as-a-Service (SPaaS).

Welcome to the #WorkBold podcast (downloaded in 90+ countries) where Caleb Parker, Founder of Bold, chats with innovators challenging the status quo to create a better world.

We learn from executives creating the future of commercial real estate.

Did you know that Space-as-a-Service (SPaaS) only represents 6-10% of the overall CRE market today, but is predicted to grow to 30% over the next decade? That level of growth will change CRE forever.

If you’re an asset manager, fund manager, property manager, landlord, property entrepreneur or investor, real estate agent or in corporate real estate...if you’re involved in commercial real estate in any way, SPaaS will affect you. So you need to be listening to this podcast!

#WorkBold Podcast Caleb Parker

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    • 5.0 • 29 Ratings

The only podcast in the world dedicated to the future asset class called Space-as-a-Service (SPaaS).

Welcome to the #WorkBold podcast (downloaded in 90+ countries) where Caleb Parker, Founder of Bold, chats with innovators challenging the status quo to create a better world.

We learn from executives creating the future of commercial real estate.

Did you know that Space-as-a-Service (SPaaS) only represents 6-10% of the overall CRE market today, but is predicted to grow to 30% over the next decade? That level of growth will change CRE forever.

If you’re an asset manager, fund manager, property manager, landlord, property entrepreneur or investor, real estate agent or in corporate real estate...if you’re involved in commercial real estate in any way, SPaaS will affect you. So you need to be listening to this podcast!

    How Emerging Trends Are Reshaping Office Investment According to PwC's Gareth Lewis

    How Emerging Trends Are Reshaping Office Investment According to PwC's Gareth Lewis

    Will there be a shift in profile of the office real estate investor to recognize the increased risk and potential added value of flexible office spaces?
    In this episode of the #WorkBold podcast, host Caleb Parker discusses the future of office real estate valuations and investments with Gareth Lewis, Director of Real Estate M&A at PwC, on a boat in Cannes, France, outside MIPIM.
    They delve into the pressing issues surrounding the evolution of office space, highlighting the impact of shorter leases, shrinking footprints, and the rise of flexible workspaces on valuations.
    Gareth shares insights on the potential shift in the investor profile to accommodate these changes and the opportunities for creating long-term value in a landscape marked by operational complexities.
    The conversation also covers emerging trends such as dispersed workforces, real estate ecosystems, the importance of strategic partnerships, and the embrace of discomfort as a pathway to innovation.
    The episode concludes with optimism for the industry's future, emphasising the importance of adapting and finding new ways to create value amidst discomfort.
     
    Highlights:
    The Evolution of Office Real Estate Valuations Networking at MIPIM Valuing Flex Space: A Roundtable Discussion Recap Investor Profiles and the Future of Office Real Estate Emerging Trends in Real Estate: A Global Perspective Embracing Change and Uncomfortability in Real Estate  
    Gareth Lewis: LinkedIn | Website
    Gareth is the Survey Director for PwC’s Emerging Trends in Real Estate series. He has led many successful European and global projects on behalf of the property sector, engaging senior people from inside and outside the industry and reporting to a Management Board of quoted property company CEOs and investors.
     
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    Sponsors:
    Headlines sponsor
    Freshwave: Website | LinkedIn
    Freshwave is the connectivity infrastructure-as-a-service provider bringing MNOs, government, and real estate providers to work together in new ways. From stadiums and hospitals to skyscrapers and shopping centres, we provide mobile, 5G and Wi-Fi connectivity infrastructure all over the UK and Europe.
     
    Fortune Favours the Bold: Website | LinkedIn
    Bold is a coworking brand owned and operated by NewFlex.
     
    Future Proof Your Portfolio with NewFlex: Website | LinkedIn
    NewFlex delivers and manages a range of branded solutions for every type of building, in every type of location, for every type of occupier. Including the flexibility to develop your own brand. All enabled by flexible management contracts where we are invested in making money for you.
     
    Brave Corporation: Website | LinkedIn
    The next generation real estate company driving value through strategic asset repositioning to de-risk assets and increase NOI. 
     
    Launch Your Own Podcast: Website | LinkedIn
    ShoRunner is the leading podcast production and strategic content company for brands, organisations, institutions, individuals, and entrepreneurs. Our team sets you up with the right strategy, equipment, training, guidance and content to ensure you sound amazing while speaking to your niche audience and networking with your perfect clients. Get in touch jason@shorunner.com

    • 23 min
    What Is Your Office Building's Active Score?

    What Is Your Office Building's Active Score?

    Can active travel facilities drive value in buildings and impact leasing velocity?
    Did you know there is an increasing cultural shift towards active travel, influencing the demand for buildings that support sustainable transportation options and facilities?
    In this episode of #WorkBold, your host Caleb Parker, talks to James Nash, Cofounder of Active Score, who helps building owners and developers amplify their customer experience and wellbeing for it’s customers by improving their sustainable transport offering. 
    James and team have helped design and certify 500+ developments across North America, Latin America, Asia, Middle East and Australia, and Europe.
    Active Score has an impressive client list of some of the most well known global investors, such as Blackstone, Brookfield, Lendlease, Vornado, BentallGreenOak, Patrizia, AXA IM to name a few.
    Caleb sat down with James to get the low down on their latest groundbreaking initiative, the Mode Score, and its impact on the commercial real estate market. 
     
    Takeaways
    Active travel facilities in buildings can have a significant impact on leasing velocity and tenant satisfaction. Designing best-in-class active travel facilities requires expertise and consideration of various amenities and services. Mode Score certification expands on Active Score by including all modes of transportation and promoting sustainability. Early adopters of Mode Score certification have seen positive results and increased value in their buildings. Tracking emissions and carbon decrease can provide valuable data for real estate financing and sustainability efforts. More research and data are needed to further understand the impact of transportation on real estate and the environment.  
    James Nash: LinkedIn | Website
    James Nash has founded 3 companies. The first was Bike Dock Solutions in 2008 which started life as a university project. Much of his focus currently is on ActiveScore which helps building owners and developers improve their cycling and active travel facilities. They have helped design and certify 350+ developments in Europe, US, Asia, Middle East and Australia-including 22 Bishopsgate in London, which is the largest office building in Europe.
     
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    Sponsors:
     
    Headlines sponsor
    Freshwave: Website | LinkedIn
    Freshwave is the connectivity infrastructure-as-a-service provider bringing MNOs, government, and real estate providers to work together in new ways. From stadiums and hospitals to skyscrapers and shopping centres, we provide mobile, 5G and Wi-Fi connectivity infrastructure all over the UK and Europe.
     
    Fortune Favours the Bold: Website | LinkedIn
    Bold is a coworking brand owned and operated by NewFlex.
     
    Future Proof Your Portfolio with NewFlex: Website | LinkedIn
    NewFlex delivers and manages a range of branded solutions for every type of building, in every type of location, for every type of occupier. Including the flexibility to develop your own brand. All enabled by flexible management contracts where we are invested in making money for you.
     
    Brave Corporation: Website | LinkedIn
    The next generation real estate company driving value through strategic asset repositioning to de-risk assets and increase NOI. 
     
    Launch Your Own Podcast: Website | LinkedIn
    ShoRunner is the leading podcast production and strategic content company for brands, organisations, institutions, individuals, and entrepreneurs. Our team sets you up with the right strategy, equipment, training, guidance and content to ensure you sound amazing while speaking to your niche audience and networking with your perfect clients. Get in touch jason@shorunner.com

    • 26 min
    Special Feature: Caleb Parker Chats With Flex Office OG, Charlie Green

    Special Feature: Caleb Parker Chats With Flex Office OG, Charlie Green

    If there was a flex office hall of fame, today’s guest would be one of the first to be there.
    In this episode of #WorkBold, your host Caleb Parker, sits down with flex office pioneers  Charlie Green, co-CEO of The Office Group (TOG) for an unscripted interview. They take us on a journey through the evolution of flexible office spaces. From the humble beginnings of a converted pub in Islington to the towering skyline of Chancery House, Charlie shares the unique challenges he and his Co-founder and Co-CEO, Olly Olsen, faced as well as the triumphs they celebrated. 
    Throughout this discussion, we unpack the journey of transitioning from the startup phase with clear, defined roles to managing a C-suite level structure that demands cohesive cultural strategies and innovative customer-focused approaches. 
    This one’s a little longer than our other episodes this season, but surely is an instant classic.
     
    Charles Green: LinkedIn | Website
     
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    Sponsors:
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    Freshwave: Website | LinkedIn
    Freshwave is the connectivity infrastructure-as-a-service provider bringing MNOs, government, and real estate providers to work together in new ways. From stadiums and hospitals to skyscrapers and shopping centres, we provide mobile, 5G and Wi-Fi connectivity infrastructure all over the UK and Europe.
     
    Fortune Favours the Bold: Website | LinkedIn
    Bold is a coworking brand owned and operated by NewFlex.
     
    Future Proof Your Portfolio with NewFlex: Website | LinkedIn
    NewFlex delivers and manages a range of branded solutions for every type of building, in every type of location, for every type of occupier. Including the flexibility to develop your own brand. All enabled by flexible management contracts where we are invested in making money for you.
     
    Brave Corporation: Website | LinkedIn
    The next generation real estate company driving value through strategic asset repositioning to de-risk assets and increase NOI. 
     
    Launch Your Own Podcast: Website | LinkedIn
    ShoRunner is the leading podcast production and strategic content company for brands, organisations, institutions, individuals, and entrepreneurs. Our team sets you up with the right strategy, equipment, training, guidance and content to ensure you sound amazing while speaking to your niche audience and networking with your perfect clients. Get in touch jason@shorunner.com

    • 1 hr
    Is The Office of the Future a Network of Locations?

    Is The Office of the Future a Network of Locations?

    In this episode of #WorkBold, your host Caleb Parker, talks to Chris Boultwood Head of Technology for Workspace Group PLC, to delve into the intricacies of workspace management to meet customer expectations in today's fast-evolving market.
     
    The two explore a range of topics including:
    Adapting to changing customer needs for flexibility The strategic control of coffee experiences within workspaces impact of ubiquitous connectivity Tech’s role when acquiring buildings simplifying wifi access The role mobile apps play to enhance the customer experience Improving sustainability and energy efficiency The next most important technology on the horizon  
    Chris Boultwood: LinkedIn | Website
    Chris Boultwood has been with Workspace Group PLC for over 7 years, where he heads up all things technology - covering customer, corporate and building technology strategies. His in-house teams look after Systems Innovation, Operations, Digital Infrastructure and Customer Connectivity.
    Before joining Workspace, Chris spent over a decade at Virgin Media, where he gained extensive experience in the telecommunications and digital services sectors, working across both B2C and B2B commercial opportunities.
    Don't forget to hit that subscribe button so you get each episode as it comes out.
     
    Sponsors:
    Headlines sponsor
    Freshwave: Website | LinkedIn
    Freshwave is the connectivity infrastructure-as-a-service provider bringing MNOs, government, and real estate providers to work together in new ways. From stadiums and hospitals to skyscrapers and shopping centres, we provide mobile, 5G and Wi-Fi connectivity infrastructure all over the UK and Europe.
     
    Fortune Favours the Bold: Website | LinkedIn
    Bold is a coworking brand owned and operated by NewFlex.
     
    Future Proof Your Portfolio with NewFlex: Website | LinkedIn
    NewFlex delivers and manages a range of branded solutions for every type of building, in every type of location, for every type of occupier. Including the flexibility to develop your own brand. All enabled by flexible management contracts where we are invested in making money for you.
     
    Brave Corporation: Website | LinkedIn
    The next generation real estate company driving value through strategic asset repositioning to de-risk assets and increase NOI. 
     
    Launch Your Own Podcast: Website | LinkedIn
    ShoRunner is the leading podcast production and strategic content company for brands, organisations, institutions, individuals, and entrepreneurs. Our team sets you up with the right strategy, equipment, training, guidance and content to ensure you sound amazing while speaking to your niche audience and networking with your perfect clients. Get in touch jason@shorunner.com

    • 27 min
    What Do Today’s Customers Expect from a Dynamic Office?

    What Do Today’s Customers Expect from a Dynamic Office?

    In this episode of #WorkBold, your host Caleb Parker, talks to John Gravett, Managing Director at Cluttons LLP, discussing the evolving landscape of UK real estate. They cover a breadth of topics including the shift towards agile and dynamic office spaces, the challenges of repurposing existing buildings to meet modern standards, and the importance of sustainability in real estate.
    The conversation delves into the critical role of connectivity for modern work environments, highlighting the need for better infrastructure to support seamless mobile and internet access within office buildings. They also explore the concept of Space-as-a-Service and how companies are adapting their workplace strategies to meet the changing expectations of employees. The discussion underscores the potential of investing in building infrastructure as a significant opportunity in the real estate industry.
    Takeaways
    Shift Towards Flexibility and Agility in Real Estate: Companies are increasingly seeking smaller, more dynamic, and agile spaces to meet the evolving needs of their workforce. This includes a move away from traditional office setups towards environments that foster collaboration and innovation.
    Importance of Connectivity and Technology: There's a growing emphasis on the necessity of high-quality connectivity within office spaces. John highlighted that connectivity should be considered as foundational as the physical amenities in a building, impacting everything from operational efficiency to employee satisfaction.
    Sustainability and Repurposing of Spaces: The discussion underscored the urgency of investing in sustainability and the repurposing of existing buildings. There's a clear trend of companies preferring to occupy spaces that are not only environmentally friendly but also align with their corporate social responsibility goals.
    The Changing Nature of Office Demand: The conversation delved into how the demand for office space is becoming more nuanced, with a blend of traditional leases and Space-as-a-Service offerings. This reflects a broader industry trend towards providing more flexible, user-centric solutions.
    Barriers to Adoption and Industry Challenges: Despite the clear benefits, there are still significant barriers to the widespread adoption of these trends, including the costs of repurposing spaces and the traditional nature of the real estate industry. There's a need for more education and a shift in mindset to overcome these challenges.
     
    John Gravett: LinkedIn | Website
    John focuses on providing strategic advice to TMT portfolios and specialised advice in telecoms strategy, network roll-out and estate management. He is a highly skilled international real estate manager with extensive experience in the development and implementation of real estate solutions at both local and international level. He has a proven track record in the international property market with an applied knowledge of commercial practice and cultural awareness.
     
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    Sponsors:
    Headline Sponsor | Freshwave: Website | LinkedIn
    Freshwave is the connectivity infrastructure-as-a-service provider bringing MNOs, government, and real estate providers to work together in new ways. From stadiums and hospitals to skyscrapers and shopping centres, we provide mobile, 5G and Wi-Fi connectivity infrastructure all over the UK and Europe.
    Fortune Favours the Bold: Website | LinkedIn
    Bold is a coworking brand owned and operated by NewFlex.
    Future Proof Your Portfolio with NewFlex: Website | LinkedIn
    NewFlex delivers and manages a range of branded solutions for every type of building, in every type of location, for every type of occupier. Including the flexibility to develop your own brand. All enabled by flexible management contracts where we are invested in making money for you.
    Brave Corporation: Website | LinkedIn
    The next generation real estate c

    • 22 min
    Why Are Landlords Finally Adopting Flex In Their Portfolios?

    Why Are Landlords Finally Adopting Flex In Their Portfolios?

    In this episode of #WorkBold, your host Caleb Parker, talks to Jonny Rosenblatt co-founder of SpaceMade, who shares his journey in the flexible workspace industry and the shift in landlords' perception of flex space. He discusses the benefits of partnering with flex operators and the importance of delivering a hospitality-driven experience. Rosenblatt emphasizes the need for customization and brand differentiation in the flex market, as well as the potential for sector-specific spaces. He also highlights the challenges of building a sophisticated infrastructure and the importance of marketing and community curation in the industry.
    TAKEAWAYS
    Landlords are recognizing the need to partner with flex operators to deliver a hospitality-driven experience and drive the quality of their buildings.
    Flex space allows landlords to offer additional amenities and services to traditional tenants, enhancing the overall leasing proposition.
    Every office asset should have some level of flex and hospitality-driven space, but it may not work in every building or market.
    Brand differentiation and customization are crucial in the growing flex market, allowing operators to attract a diverse range of customers.
    The future of flex space may involve more sector-specific spaces that cater to specific industries and create a unique community..
     
    Jonny Rosenblatt: LinkedIn | Website
    With over a decade of commercial real estate experience, Jonny has been at the forefront of the shift towards flexibility, hospitality, and community creation in the office market. Having launched Headspace Group in 2012 before successfully exiting in 2017, he has unrivalled experience designing, building and operating new platforms in the flexible real estate space.
     
    Don't forget to hit that  subscribe button so you get each episode as it comes out.
     
    Sponsors:
    Headline Sponsor | Freshwave: Website | LinkedIn
    Freshwave is the connectivity infrastructure-as-a-service provider bringing MNOs, government, and real estate providers to work together in new ways. From stadiums and hospitals to skyscrapers and shopping centres, we provide mobile, 5G and Wi-Fi connectivity infrastructure all over the UK and Europe.
    Fortune Favours the Bold: Website | LinkedIn
    Bold is a coworking brand owned and operated by NewFlex.
    Future Proof Your Portfolio with NewFlex: Website | LinkedIn
    NewFlex delivers and manages a range of branded solutions for every type of building, in every type of location, for every type of occupier. Including the flexibility to develop your own brand. All enabled by flexible management contracts where we are invested in making money for you.
    Brave Corporation: Website | LinkedIn
    The next generation real estate company driving value through strategic asset repositioning to de-risk assets and increase NOI. 
    Launch Your Own Podcast: Website | LinkedIn
    ShoRunner is the leading podcast production and strategic content company for brands, organisations, institutions, individuals, and entrepreneurs. Our team sets you up with the right strategy, equipment, training, guidance and content to ensure you sound amazing while speaking to your niche audience and networking with your perfect clients. Get in touch jason@shorunner.com
     

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

SmiffCakes ,

Super interesting!

It’ll be interesting to hear the different takes on how offices utilize their space, as some do it well and others do not. Can’t wait to dissect the upcoming episodes!

Duke Long ,

Space As A Service

Spectacular content and they mentioned me so, 5 stars all around.And yes Antony I did invent it!

GogiTLV ,

Off to a great start!

Great to hear a serious discussion about the future of office space and space-as-a-service by two people who spent a lot of time researching this topic and trying to reinvent the industry from within. A great start to this new podcast!

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