Annual Conference 2016 in Oslo
From 25 to 28 September 2016 the annual conference will be held in Oslo, Norway. This year will be joint TWN and PuRE-net event, organised by Statsbygg (Norwegian Directorate of Public Construction and Property) and Forsvarsbygg (Norwegian Defense Real Estate Agency). The 200 year anniversary of Statsbygg will give a special touch to the program. Statsbygg is both PuRE-net and TWN member, Forsvarsbygg is TWN member. Themes will be touched upon in this conference are, among others, Efficiency, BIM and Security. For more information on the conference please click here.
Working Table on Strategy in Brussels (7th – 8th of September, 2016)
Over the last three years, the Strategy Working Table has developed clear and innovative typology for understanding and explaining public real estate strategy paradigms (2013) and business models (2014) and last year, we looked at common European triggers, impacts and adaptation paths in public real estate.
Building on the valuable results and knowledge gained over the last three years, we want this year to better understand participating organisations' ability and effectiveness in terms of reducing/controlling public real estate costs. The aim is to establish an overview of different European rent models, cost drivers and measures of costs reduction and to understand their relative strength and weaknesses. The findings can hopefully inspire and guide PuRE-net organisations in regard to development of their rent models and in their development of cost-reduction measures.
All PuRE-net members are invited to join the Working Table with the expectation that participation and active contribution go hand in hand. The demands are not great. It will be matter of being able to deliver relevant data and information, be available for a short interview and to actively participate in the meeting of the Working Table taking place 7-8 September 2016 in Brussels, where the findings will be presented and discussed, allowing the exchange of ideas.
The process and main work of the Working Table will be led by Professor Hans Lind from Sweden who has a long background at the Institute for Real Estate and Construction Management at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Hans Lind has worked with issues of public real estate management for more than 20 years. He has contributed to public elucidations about the organisation and management of state real estate in Sweden. Hans Lind will facilitate the September meeting in Brussels.
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Working Table on Efficient Office Space Solutions in Berlin (14th – 15th of June, 2016)
The working table took place in Germany and was hosted by the Bundesanstalt für Immobilienaufgaben. The meeting was attended by 22 participants from 10 member countries (Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Norway, Spain, United Kingdom) and was located at the historical building Kronprinzenpalais.
The different member states presented their measures for an effective space management of governmental buildings to reduce costs and create synergies.
PuRE-net Annual Conference – 9 and 10 November 2015
The 2015 annual meeting has been kindly hosted by BIG (Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft) in Vienna, Austria. 25 delegates from 12 member organizations gathered to discuss trending topics in public real estate.
During the general meeting, Mrs Yvonne van der Brugge-Wolring, the Netherlands, was elected as the new PuRE-net president and chairman of the Board (Steering Committee). Mr Kristian Lyk-Jensen, Denmark, and Mr Vaidotas Aleksius, Lithuania, were appointed as new members of the Steering Committee. All have been elected for a period of 2 years. According to tradition, the PuRE-net secretariat will follow the president, and will therefore be taken up by RVB, the Netherlands, as of 1 January 2016.
For more information about the Annual Conference, please contact the PuRE-net Secretariat. The materials regarding the conference can be found here.