1,600 people in 24 cities living 4 values for 1 goal:
To use design to help our clients succeed.

We create exceptional environments that meet our clients' most complex design challenges.

We inspire people through our work by expressing timeless cultural, organizational and personal values.

We connect people and place with ideas that come from many minds and imaginations.

We care about serving our clients, enriching lives, improving communities and protecting our natural environment through design.

We are a global architecture, design, engineering and planning firm.

60+ Years of Design + Innovation

HOK’s Team On-Site in the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific

Confidential Financial Services Company
Occupancy Planning and Data Management

Global (42 countries)

HOK’s space management team supports the global occupancy planning and data management needs of a leading financial services company, playing a key role in driving down real estate expenses and optimizing portfolio performance.

Based in New York City, the company has 55,000 employees spread across 20 million square feet, 1,200 locations and 42 countries. To help our client ensure that its portfolio would allow for expansion and contraction along with the market, HOK assigned 26 dedicated members of our on-site space management team to work in the company’s New York, London, Hong Kong and Mumbai offices.

Our team collaborated with the company’s corporate real estate group to define the space planning initiatives and prioritize the efforts to provide the best return on investment. Key strategies included the development of a workplace and design initiative aimed at implementing consistent space delivery processes worldwide, with key global portfolio metrics.

Through these efforts, HOK’s space management team helped our client reduce the resources required to deliver occupancy and data management services by 30 percent.

Enhanced portfolio reporting tools help the company make more strategic and effective decisions about global real estate and facilities. Ongoing portfolio and performance reviews continue to generate new opportunities for improvement.


20 million sq. ft. / 1.86 million sq. m.
55,000 employees
1,200 offices in 42 countries


Data Management
IWMS System Administration
Occupancy Planning
Workplace Strategy






Pre-project planning recommendations


Reduction in our on-site team size