Past Events 2018 - 2017

TWN and PuRE-Net Trends Analysis


In response to questions raised by members of PuRE-Net and TWN Bridget Workman has carried out a brief review of trends revealed by analysis of surveys and working table reports carried out by the TWN and PuRE-Net from 2007 and 2018. Over this period more than 40 organisations have provided information. 



Annual Conference 2018 in Prague (9-12 September 2018) 


The Annual Conference 2018 took place in Prague on 9-12 September. The meeting was organized and hosted by The Office for Government Representation in Property Affairs (OGRPA), Czech Republic.


Praha 2018 web


The theme for this conference focused on Transactions and Transitions of State-owned Real Estate and the intention was to look at this topic from many different perspectives. Starting at the decision-making point of which asset is appropriate to sell and which is not. We learnt from those who have implemented innovative sales methods or participated in interesting projects.


During the newly implied activity called Round Table, we learnt from each participant what is their most challenging agenda, shared our recent achievements and introduced summary of future priorities. Together with Annual Survey elaborated yearly, this gave a comprehensive overview on the most topical agenda of institutions and organizations gathered in PuRE-net.


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Sales Working Table in The Hague (20-21 June 2018)


On 20 and 21 June the first PuRE-net Working Table on Sales was hosted by the Dutch Central Government Real Estate Agency (RVB)


The Working Table was aimed at creating more insights into the sales portfolios and the sales methods used by PuRE-net members. The information was exchanged on tasks and methods of sales, and  the challenges that we face. 


WT Sales 2018


On the 2nd day, we visited one of RVB's recent sales projects, the Bijlmer prison in Amsterdam. On site we explained the sale of this large scale project from the perspectives of various stakeholders involved in the sales process.


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Working Table on Efficient Office Space Solutions in Berlin (13-14 June 2018)


The Working Table took place in Germany and was hosted by the Bundesanstalt für Immobilienaufgaben (BImA). The meeting was attended by 24 participants from 10 member countries (Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Lithuania, Norway, Scotland and Spain) and was located at BImA’s in 2017 recently completed construction Futurium.


WT Berlin Futurium Photo 2018


The different member states discussed about new constructions, Public-Private-Partnership and Activity Based Workplaces and visited the new building of the Ministry of Education and Research. A guided tour through Berlin’s parliament quarter rounded off the event.


The given presentations are available on the password-protected log in area.




Strategy Working Table - digital maturity


March 8th-9th 2018 the Strategy Working Table took place in Helsinki and seven members of PuRE-net participated. The theme was digitalization and how the organizations adapt to the new technologies.


Prior the Strategy Working Table a survey has been sent out to all the members of PuRE-net and it explored the level of digitalization in each organization. Professor Seppo Junnila and his research team from Aalto University were in charge of the analysis.


Strategy 2018


During the two days there were presentations by the research team, group discussions and workshops. The first day focused on the results of the survey and the participants discussed digital strategies, back office assets, smart buildings and digital customer service.


The second day focused on how the PuRE-net members can create value by the new technologies. The discussion was based on a platform theory that combines data suppliers and data consumers and the participants talked about the opportunities for data distribution.


There were a lot of interesting discussions and digitalization might be a topic PuRE-net will explore further in the future.


The final report is available at the website under a login and the Strategy Working Table will be presented at the annual conference in Prague, 9-12 September 2018. For further information, please contact Peter Torp or Katrine Marie Bork Davidsen from the Danish Building and Property Agency.



Annual Conference 2017 in Brussels

The Annual conference took place in Brussels from the 8th till the 10th of October 2017 and was hosted by the Belgian Buildings Agency.  17 countries attended: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Scotland, Slovak Republic, The Netherlands, Norway. The National Executive Forum on Public Property from Canada was a special guest.

Purenet 2017 AC Brussels

The theme of this year (10th anniversary of PuRE-net) was ‘Workplace as a service, workplace at your service’ (Service Design, Workplace design and Relocation strategy) and it included interesting topics, a benchmarking and member updates. The visit of ‘Europa’, the new office building of the European Council was very much appreciated.

At the annual general meeting, Harald Nikolaisen, CEO of Statsbygg (Norway) was elected as new president of the Steering Committee.

For more information on the conference please click here.


Working Table on KPIs in Prague (11th – 12th May 2017)

The WT was chairing by Statsbygg, Norway while the Office for Government Representation in Property Affairs (OGRPA), Czech Republic, was the host. Impressive attendance of 33 representatives from 14 different countries showed how important topic KPI is to most of the PuRE-net members. 

WT KPI 2017 photo

All participants shared their knowledge in lively discussions and by giving presentations. The work in groups which were sorted systematically according to the different types of organisational models launched the way to find and evaluate KPIs which can be compared between our organizations.

For more information please click here.