01 That‘s Us
Too often, ‘making people happy’ seems to be more of a marketing pitch than a realistic corporate mission. At HB Reavis though, we deliver this and more – by following a well-being led approach and tirelessly focusing on people’s experiences within our developments.
2018 was a great example of this strategy in action. We delivered a number of workspaces with features well beyond the norm. We pushed other landmark developments closer to completion and announced new plans that will give us even greater opportunities to show how effective our solutions can be.
Put together, these investments combine to create an innovative portfolio that’s setting new benchmarks on the international stage.
We’re an international workspace provider with a mission to create remarkable experiences through real estate solutions.
In practice, we design, build and manage our buildings – from bespoke headquarters and retail malls to co-working spaces. But there’s more to this than real estate. We put users and local communities at the heart of our every decision and create cutting-edge workspaces.
Around 66,500 people use our projects as their place of work. Each day, over 100,000 people visit a retail or entertainment building that bears our hallmark. And as an asset manager, we continuously develop a portfolio of services that exceed the expectations of almost 475 clients, their employees and the countless visitors who use these spaces.
As well as our HB Reavis-led solutions, we have a number of brands that play a vital role in enhancing the productivity and well-being of businesses and their people.
WELLcome to better
The WELL Building Standard (WELL) certification framework assesses the way buildings and workspaces enhance well-being and productivity.
As we believe that quality spaces improve health and satisfaction, we’re thrilled to work so closely with the Standard: it confirms the potential and success of our projects.
- Varso Tower was CEE’s first WELL pre-certified building.
- The whole Varso Place vision is on track to receive WELL Gold certification once the buildings are completed.
For us, well-being comes from striking, long-term experiences. On one hand, these experiences are built around meeting the needs people consciously know about. And on the other, they fulfil desires they don't even realise will positively influence their stress levels and overall health, performance and satisfaction.
In practice, these experiences are the result of a variety of workstreams. There’s our investment in extensive research, the consultancy we provide through Origameo and the communities of startups and other businesses that call our HubHub co-working venues home. There are also our large-scale European campuses with their flexible leases and array of state-of-the-art, smart and symbiotic building solutions.
Together, they create a synergy that allows us to approach our projects holistically. This has led us to evolve from simply being a traditional developer into an international workspace provider, one that believes every company has the right to be a part of a thriving business community that helps them nurture their growth.
The happier and more effective people are, the more productive they’re likely to be. It’s a simple premise. But one we can prove.
We developed and tested an application that measured the productivity of employees in our Bratislava and London offices. It looked at the relationships between productivity, different spaces and types of activities.
The project was perfectly timed, as all the teams were moving from traditional, closed offices to new, activity-based spaces. By measuring people’s experiences as and when they happened, we were able to collect more compelling data compared to a one-off retrospective survey.
We saw variables that correlated with productivity and business metrics, including absenteeism, presenteeism, health issues, downtime, mood, sleepiness, satisfaction, engagement, intention to quit and turnover.
Ultimately, the data has given us new evidence-based insights that now underpin our discussions with workspace clients. We can consult with confidence and create people-centric designs that aid productivity and increase performance.
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We’re one of Europe’s biggest workspace providers. A privately held business, we operate in the United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Czechia, Slovakia and Hungary.
There are approximately 770 of us; talented experts with a passion for bringing remarkable experiences to people through our real estate solutions.
At HB Reavis, we do things a little differently. We provide infrastructure and design spaces that are completely people-centric. Places that help everyone who experiences them to enjoy what they do, while also developing their skills.
Health, well-being, productivity and happiness – these are the priorities that drive our development processes. Whether our team of experts are scoping potential investments, designing concepts or reviewing plans: the people who’ll experience our buildings are always at the forefront of our thoughts.
Not only has our approach succeeded in our home country, Slovakia, but we’re inspiring people in Poland, Czechia, Hungary and the United Kingdom too. Plus, we’ve just secured our first two German projects that will be managed by our new and growing Berlin office.
1.11m sq m GLA delivered to date
1.3m sq m GLA in the pipeline
487,500 sq m expected leasable area under construction
11 projects under construction
€3.3bn gross development value delivered
€6.6bn of gross development value in pipeline
€2.5bn expected gross development value under construction
361,000 sq m managed assets
Note: Figures based on Internal Management Report.