Workplace360 Digitization Initiative Provides Paperless Office Model

Workplace360 Digitization Initiative Provides Paperless Office Model

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Our new Downtown Los Angeles office our global headquarters at 400 S. Hope was designed under the Workplace360 guidelines and showcases the benefits and amenities of this exciting strategy. This office features personal lockers, standing work stations, treadmill stations, healthy snacks, and working ‘neighborhoods’ where employees working on related projects can interact. This showcase office illustrates how we are able to do more with less; with lower square footage, we have increased occupancy, have three times as many meeting spaces as before, and offer 100% mobility for employees in the space. The office is WELL™ certified and features circadian lighting, healthy food options and other top amenities. This state-of-the art space is also beneficial to our employees from a business standpoint.

One of the lesser known but highest impacts of Workplace360’s success is our digitization initiative. Reducing file storage requirements is a critical component of Workplace360’s streamlined, efficient environment. In 2013 and 2014, twelve U.S. CBRE offices adopted a digitization initiative in which existing paper files were scanned and recycled, totaling an average purge rate of 72%. Initiative outcomes are captured in the attached graphic. 



Denver 100%

Kansas City 97%

Los Angeles 84%

Honolulu 82%

Orlando 75%

Saddle Brook 64%

Carlsbad 63%

San Diego 61%

Dallas Pilot 59%

Ontario 56%

Sacramento 49%



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About CBRE Group, Inc.

CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), 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 2013 revenue).  The Company has approximately 44,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through approximately 350 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting. Please visit our website at


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