In the Trading Spaces session a panel of corporate real estate executives and service providers talked about the increasing trend for talented real estate professionals to move back and forth across organizations. The blur between service provider and client continues as companies continue to globalize their real estate management and continue the trend of outsourcing management to partner providers.
When asked how they made the decision to make the move from Corporate to Service Partner and vice versa, each of the panelists focused on the growth opportunity provided by the role, their ability to leverage their experience to drive change and the ability to impact the organization. When asked which role provided better compensation, work life balance and empowerment there was no clear distinction.
As entry level roles in real estate industry become more likely to be filled by service provider organizations than corporate real estate, the movement between Service Partners and Corporates will only increase.