Prague,
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2015
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CBRE Meeting Room of the Year – to be awarded for your office

Join the discussion about the office environment in the Czech Republic

The CBRE Meeting Room of the Year competition has entered its second year and aims to reveal inspiring offices and open a discussion on the working environment in the Czech Republic. People spend most of their time in their company; but how do their companies operate? What effect can the working environment play on the success of the company? We endeavour to answer these questions and more in the CBRE Meeting Rom of the Year competition. Company composition is no accident, linking the common objectives and discussions on the question of the working environment. Some of them have already been inspired by the innovative office concepts.

CBRE reconstructed their office in Palladium in 2013.

Richard Curran, Managing Director CBRE
“We especially wanted to bolster communicating and teamwork among our staff. At first, our employees had reservations about the new concept, as the concept of not having your own workplace was perceived to be not very inviting.  After one year, our survey has shown that 98% of our employees evaluate our office as a pleasant place to work. The first annual CBRE competition surprised me by how many companies in the Czech Republic think alike and take pride in their office space. I am looking forward to new surprises this year.”
Richard Curran, Managing Director CBRE

Skanska sees benefit in joining the forces of individual partners, creating an environment where people enjoy rotating.

Marie Passburg, Managing Director of Skanska Property Czech Republic said.
We decided to support this year’s Meeting Room of the Year competition as a General Partner because we believe that this kind of competition could really enrich the market. Our efforts are reflected in the category we created - the Office for Future Challenges - which is where we appreciate companies who take into account theirs as well as their employees’ future when creating working environment. We hope that our participation in the jury helps to put meaning to this effort.
Marie Passburg, Managing Director of Skanska Property Czech Republic said.

New office concepts could not arise if it were not for new technologies.

Ivo Němeček, Regional Sales Manager, Commercial Sales and Channel Partners společnosti CISCO
“We participated in the first annual CBRE Meeting Room of the Year project last year. It confirmed that an innovative working environment that aims to improve working conditions and cooperation among colleagues is closely linked to the use of modern communication technology that our company develops and offers. This year brings interesting media platforms and I believe that, thanks to this, there will be a significant rise in the number of applicants.”
Ivo Němeček, Regional Sales Manager, Commercial Sales and Channel Partners společnosti CISCO
Boris Zupančič, ‎Marketing Manager CZ, HU, SK, Philips
“We believe that every member of staff wants to work in an environment where they love to return to every day, so why not create this kind of office where creativity, positive approach and the employees’ quality are supported. CBRE Meeting Room of the Year meets each of these criteria.”
Boris Zupančič, ‎Marketing Manager CZ, HU, SK, Philips
Veronika Kollarovits, Workplace Consultant Growth Markets, Steelcase
“We bring a human face to the business by studying how people work, wherever their work takes them. These findings help organizations create working environments that fulfil the expectations of the employees and help them achieve higher productivity. The CBRE Meeting Room of the Year competition emphasizes how important it is for organizations to use the workspace to motivate and actively connect the employees to the corporate culture.” 
Veronika Kollarovits, Workplace Consultant Growth Markets, Steelcase

And, in reply to how important corporate culture is for Vodafone.

Daniela Hylmarová, HR business partner, Vodafone
“The working environment is very important for motivation and creating a comfortable working atmosphere. Therefore, meeting rooms and offices play an important role in the way employees work. Let’s not forget that even if companies have beautiful spaces, it is good to offer their employees flexitime and home office or even a coffee bar to ensure an opportunity to work in an environment they perform their best. A diverse environment lends itself to inspiration.”
Daniela Hylmarová, HR business partner, Vodafone

The Czech Green Building Council is the professional guarantor of the Green Office category.

Simona Kalvoda, executive director Czech Green Building Council
“More than one hundred administrative buildings which receive our certificate LEED or BREEAM show that companies place an increasing emphasis on a healthy and economical environment. This trend is common across all developed economies and thus also has its place in the CBRE Meeting Room of the Year competition.”
Simona Kalvoda, executive director Czech Green Building Council

Each company has an opportunity to take part in the competition. You can inspire others or be inspired by current office trends.

About CBRE

CBRE Group, a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2016 revenue). The Company has approximately 75,000 employees and serves real estate investors and occupiers through approximately 450 offices worldwide (excluding affiliates). CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services including project management; property management; investment management; valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting and research and consulting. In the Czech Republic, CBRE has almost 350 employees and manages nearly 70 commercial premises with a total area nearly 1.2 mil. sq. m. Read more at www.cbre.cz.