May 31, 2024

The Urgency of Space Rationalization for Your Real Estate Portfolio

There's a crucial need for space rationalization in today's budget constrained real estate landscape. However, optimizing your physical spaces with data-driven strategies can enhance efficiency, sustainability, and financial performance. From adapting to remote work trends to meeting ESG goals, learn how Cohesion’s integrated platform revolutionizes real estate management for a smarter future.

Shreya Bhatnagar

The pandemic has reshaped how we perceive and utilize spaces, making it imperative to rethink our strategies. Enter space rationalization—a concept that is not just a buzzword but an immediate necessity for the future.

What is Space Rationalization?

Space rationalization involves strategically reallocating and optimizing physical spaces to meet evolving needs efficiently. It is about making intelligent, data-driven decisions that maximize utility, reduce waste, and enhance experiences for occupants. In simple terms, it's about using every square foot wisely and purposefully.

Why Now?

Changing Work Dynamics

The way we work has changed dramatically. Remote work, hybrid models, and flexible schedules are the new norms. Office spaces that once were bustling with activity now see sporadic use. It’s essential to adapt to these changes and ensure that our real estate portfolios reflect current and future demands.

Environmental Concerns

With growing awareness about climate change, the pressure to reduce carbon footprints is higher than ever. Space rationalization offers a pathway to sustainability by helping organizations reduce energy consumption, optimize resource use, and align with environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals.

Financial Efficiency

In today's competitive market, reducing overhead costs while maintaining operational efficiency is crucial. Space rationalization enables businesses to identify underperforming assets, streamline operations, and make informed decisions that enhance profitability.

The Cohesion Advantage: Real Estate Reimagined

Cohesion offers a holistic model that integrates people, systems, and spaces to help real estate leaders make better decisions. This model provides complete access to operational data, supporting every step and every building in your portfolio.

Unified Data for Better Decisions

Cohesion’s platform leverages accessible, unified data to:

  • Improve workplace experiences: Create environments that meet employee needs and enhance productivity.
  • Achieve carbon reductions: Implement sustainable practices to reduce your carbon footprint.
  • Enhance ESG reporting: Provide transparent and comprehensive reports on environmental and social impact.
  • Reduce data collection expenses: Streamline data collection processes to save time and resources.
  • Accelerate product development: Use insights to drive innovation and support environmental objectives.
  • Optimize reporting activities: Enable data teams to focus on valuable analysis rather than mundane tasks.

Operationalize Workflows & Reporting

Standardizing and automating processes through Cohesion’s platform helps:

  • Reduce overhead costs
  • Minimize human error
  • Ensure consistency and accountability
  • Simplify compliance with industry regulations and standards

Rationalize Your Real Estate Portfolio

By integrating real-time market data and historical performance metrics, Cohesion helps you:

  • Make informed decisions about acquisitions, divestitures, and property management
  • Identify underperforming assets and optimization opportunities
  • Maximize returns and reduce risks

Transforming Workspaces With Data Insights

Cohesion’s platform allows you to:

  • Track real-time occupancy patterns to optimize workspace layouts and capital allocation
  • Identify underutilized or overused areas
  • Make strategic decisions around desk configurations, meeting room layouts, and shared spaces

Unified Data Integration

Utilize sensor data and connect directly to databases, seamlessly integrating all data into a single, accessible platform. Cohesion turns complex datasets into compelling visual stories, providing instant insights through customizable dashboards.


The urgency of space rationalization cannot be overstated. It is a transformative imperative that addresses the modern challenges of changing work dynamics, environmental concerns, and financial efficiency. By leveraging Cohesion's holistic model and advanced data insights, organizations can revolutionize their real estate strategies, making them not only smarter but also more sustainable.

If you're ready to reimagine your spaces and lead your organization into the future, consider adopting Cohesion's innovative solutions. The time for `space rationalization is now.

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