Today’s Corporate Real Estate (CRE) executive is being challenged to support an increasingly complex array of corporate initiatives. These can include global expansion or contraction, sustainability, winning the war for talent, speed to market, cost reduction or avoidance, and enhancing operational efficiency. Faced with such a range of complex and important demands, engineering an optimal team structure is crucial to achieving best in class performance. The prospect of adding value through the re-focusing of the CRE structure is alluring. But how is it best achieved? In response to questions from a range of clients on this issue — across geographies and sectors — our latest paper “Better by design: reshaping the CRE structure for greater impact” explores some of the organisational and operational models which shape a best in class CRE team.