The Place Makers, hosted by Amanda Steele, CBRE’s Senior Managing Director, explores how imagination and clever design are creating places that matter: new precincts for new generations, reimagining existing places that bring in the community, and offices that reset the culture for the future of the workplace.

Discover insights from some of the most influential place makers, such as WeWork, Caribbean Park, ISPT, REA Group, Monash University and NBCUniversal.

Aired: Channel 10, 9am, 5 August 2018

What is placemaking?

The ability to work flexibly has become one of the key motivators for employees, setting companies a new challenge – how do they create a workplace where employees want to be?

Placemaking is essentially that – creating workplaces that connect people and anchor a brand. With flexible working and mobility touted as the biggest disruptor for how businesses operate leading up to 2020, it's important to consider the role that real estate can have on talent attraction, retention and performance.  

The focus on competitive advantage has underpinned a major shift towards companies utilising brand storytelling through place, with this allowing staff to relate and connect meaningfully with their workplace. Effective placemaking expresses to people what a brand's identity means and allows staff to experience what the company achieves.

Connecting staff through food and hospitality facilities, creative and collaborative areas, embedding wellness into the company's culture using space and incorporating green space are all strategies that enable staff to respond positively to their workplace.



Jason Watanangura, Finance Director - NBCUniversal Australasia
Mia Feasey, CEO - Siren Design Group

Foy's Arcade - ISPT

Erin Donnellon, Manager, Digital Delivery - ISPT
Professor Jeff Jones, CEO - Collective Social Intelligence

REA Group

Tracey Fellows, CEO - REA Group

Caribbean Park

Ben Spooner, Director - Caribbean Park

Monash University

John Wardle, Principal - John Wardle Architects

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