Almost 30 pct of Bucharest employees work in office buildings

Razvan Zamfir 30/08/2018 | 12:45

The number of employees in Class A and B office buildings in Bucharest reached approximately 253,000 at the end of the first half of 2018, a slight increase compared to the end of the previous year.

In the first half of the year, the number of employees working in companies with headquarters in modern office buildings in the capital increased by 3,000, according to a Cushman & Wakefield Echinox estimates.

In view of office projects whose delivery is announced for the second half of the year, the number of employees in modern office buildings in Bucharest could rise to 270,000 by the end of this year form the total of around 1 million.

”The owners and the companies that manage office buildings start to be involved in the process of attracting new talents and retention to existing employees, for example proposing for modern areas a modern interior design with collaborative spaces, creating an animated atmosphere and encouraging interaction between different departments. Another example is the diversification of the services offered: besides the traditional ones, the owners initiate a series of sports or entertainment activities that develop and fix the concept of micro-community,” Madalina Cojocaru, Partner at Office Agency C&W Echinox states.

Pipera Sud (Dimitrie Pompeiu), Barbu Vacarescu – Floreasca and the Western area still occupy the top three positions in terms of the number of employees in modern office buildings. Thus, approximately 52,000 people work in office buildings in the Pipera Sud area, around 45,000 in the Barbu Vacarescu – Floreasca area, and in the West around 38,500, the three areas concentrating 63 percent of the employees of the modern office buildings in Bucharest.

The office buildings with the most square meters per employee are located in the central area and CBD (Central Business District – Piata Victoriei – Charles de Gaulle Square), which mainly host company headquarters such as consulting, insurance and banking or pharmaceutical services.

The lowest surface per employee is still the Pipera Sud (Dimitrie Pompeiu) area, the back office office area, being a destination chosen especially by outsourcing companies.

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