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Stantec

Stantec Consulting Ltd., founded in 1954, provides professional design and consulting services in planning, engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, and project management. Continually striving to balance economic, environmental, and social responsibilities, Stantec is recognized as a world-class leader and innovator in the delivery of sustainable solutions. With a roster of comprehensive services, Stantec supports clients at every stage, from initial concept and financial feasibility to project completion and beyond.

The Challenge

Having undergone rapid growth in the GTA through the acquisition of a number of companies, Stantec engaged the services of Savills to assist in the consolidation of its operations from eight offices, and a total of 150,000 sq. ft., into either one, two, or three locations, with an initial, estimated consolidated space requirement of 110,000 sq. ft.

The challenge was not only to identify the optimal real estate location(s) from financial and business perspectives, but to demonstrate the economic and personal benefits that could be generated through consolidation by bringing together disparate professional cultures of engineering and architecture into one cohesive and highly motivated group.

One of the drivers for Stantec’s management was the commitment to “green” buildings (LEED certification). This was in keeping with their corporate mission, the advice they gave their clients, and their offices in Western Canada. They sought a partner who was equally sensitive and knowledgeable in green buildings and LEED certification. Savills was the natural choice.

Savills Response

Savills initiated its FLOW™ process and through detailed Needs Analysis and several consensus building sessions with all 27 of the senior stakeholders, evaluated and developed office space requirements and a strategy that encapsulated the needs of each group, while fulfilling Stantec’s overall strategic business objectives and corporate vision.

The Solution

Driven largely by the location-specific requirements of certain groups, it was ultimately determined that a two-site consolidation, (downtown Toronto and Markham) with a satellite office in Mississauga, and closing five existing offices that were scattered throughout the GTA would be the ideal solution for Stantec’s operations.

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Key contacts

Stan Krawitz

Stan Krawitz

Vice Chairman – Founder, Head of Canada

Savills Toronto

+1 416 480 0745 Ext. 3030

 

Ken Norris

Ken Norris

Senior Vice President, Branch Manager – Ontario Office

Savills Toronto

+1 416 480 0745 Ext. 3047

 

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