Having the right property and infrastructure portfolio can be the difference between organisational success and failure. Often organisations going through major transformation will need to consider their portfolio and their assets. WaND understands that changing the portfolio can be the catalyst for driving business transformation and delivering operating efficiency. In all instances property and infrastructure are necessary but costly business overheads and need to be considered whether embarking on major transformation or planning for progressing future business. As such a long term strategy and management plan is critical to achieving business efficiency.
Our approach is designed to help our clients achieve organisational goals through better use of the property footprint and infrastructure holdings. This can also provide significant non-fiscal benefits. We apply the following principles in portfolio rightsizing:
- Taking a strategic perspective – by engaging stakeholders early, establishing an analytical process, ensuring intelligence property information and defining business needs, we develop a genuinely strategic approach to future management of property and infrastructure. This includes exploring all options including all forms of outsourcing.
- Translating business activities into property needs – we work with our clients to fully understand their future business activities, before translating them into tangible property requirements and functions.
- Applying a clear process – we develop and implement a clearly defined process for analysing options for portfolio optimisation, based on existing building supply & demand and applying both qualitative and cost assessments. Our process is transparent and designed to be robust to scrutiny.
- Deriving Intelligent data – we ensure that raw property and infrastructure data is verified and translated into intelligent information.
- Gaining stakeholder buy-in and support – we ensure that key stakeholders are involved in our process so that they feel part of the strategic decision-making.