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Global Space Management for a Mobile Technology Leader

Microsoft Mobile
On-Site Occupancy Planning and Data Management

Helsinki, Finland

HOK provided on-site occupancy planning and data management services for Microsoft Mobile, which was established after Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia’s Devices and Services division.

HOK helped Microsoft Mobile rightsize its real estate portfolio as it transformed itself from a hardware company into a services company.

In collaboration with the company’s corporate real estate (CRE) group, our space management team supported the rightsizing of the portfolio during a period of significant staff reduction. HOK adjusted our occupancy planning team on a monthly basis to ensure that strategic planning and ongoing projects aligned with real-time changes and short-term forecasts.

In addition to helping transform the CRE group’s approach to project delivery, HOK’s space management team supported the reduction of Microsoft Mobile’s global portfolio by 50 percent in 24 months.

The team greatly improved the quality of the space and occupancy data used to make planning decisions about Microsoft Mobile’s global portfolio. This streamlined and made all phases of the project delivery process significantly more cost effective.


7.2 million sq. ft. / 668,900 sq. m. (portfolio)
70 countries


Data Management
Occupancy Planning






Decrease in space management resources through efficiency gains


Portfolio reduction in 24 months