Dexus acquires Six Ideas to grow ‘office as a service’

Dexus acquires Six Ideas to grow ‘office as a service’

9 August 2019

Dexus has acquired the Australian operations of Six Ideas, a strategic workplace and change management consultancy, enabling Dexus customers to better align workplace with organisational goals and strategy.

Six Ideas is an independent global consultancy that has access to a global community of customers including corporate multinationals, government, education and healthcare institutions, as well as smaller scale start-ups. Its key partners are senior practitioners with international experience and reputation and a track record of undertaking complex workplace transformation projects for clients.

Recent work includes developing new workplace strategies for Pfizer and Pitcher Partners in Sydney, managing the transition to a new academic workplace for Melbourne School of Engineering, and the introduction of a new workplace model at CSIRO.

This new consultancy service – branded ‘Six Ideas by Dexus’ – will be available to both Dexus customers and other organisations across the Asia Pacific region, enabling them to develop transformational workplace strategies, shape environments that support organisational and cultural innovation, and maximise the potential of change events.

Workplace consulting is a new Dexus capability that will complement workplace delivery (tenancy fit-outs) and flexible space offers (including Dexus Place and SuiteX), enabling Dexus to provide an end-to-end space solution for its office customers.

Kevin George, Dexus Executive General Manager, Office said: “We have been redefining the traditional landlord-tenant relationship and the way in which space is consumed. The Six Ideas team will position Dexus as a true workplace partner.

“Our customer community is responding well to the products and services we provide to help their workforce engagement and productivity, and this unique service is an important step in our journey to build the world’s best office platform.”

Susan Lim, Six Ideas Director said: “We’re very excited about this partnership. It’s a great opportunity to extend our depth exploring ‘beyond possible’ ideas in work and learning, and our reach across Asia Pacific.”

Dexus’ partnership follows its recent partnership with Taronga Ventures — an innovation program set to propel emerging real estate technology businesses in Australia and Asia.