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Rob Harris

Rob Harris - Ramidus

Rob works with private and public sector occupiers, helping to prepare premises and workplace strategies. He has a wealth of experience – over 30 years – and he offers practical advice, based on practical experience. Specifically, Rob’s skills lie in briefing, business casing, defining needs, option appraisal and workstyle strategies.

Rob works with clients to align their workplace strategies to their operational strategies. He helps them achieve improvements in business performance through more efficient (lower cost) and more effective (higher productivity) workplaces. Much of his advisory work involves helping clients identify, develop, and implement opportunities for organisational change through real estate and facilities planning.

Rob is enormously experienced at setting up, undertaking and managing consulting projects. He writes and presents in a business-like fashion, with action-oriented and practical recommendations. He is accustomed to writing reports that must withstand public and Board-level scrutiny. Rob established Ramidus Consulting Limited in 2003 as a specialist workplace advisory and research business, working with private and public sector occupiers.

In addition to his advisory work, Rob undertakes a great deal of research. His research often seeks to understand trends in occupier issues, working on behalf of central and local government, investors and developers, and representative bodies. He has recently had reports published by British Council for Offices, City of London Corporation, Greater London Authority, Investment Property Forum and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Rob’s second book, London’s Global Office Economy: from Clerical Factory to Digital Hub, is due to be published in Spring 2021 by Routledge.

Expertise: Rob has a range of experience across corporate, financial and industrial companies. Rob has particular experience in the public sector, having prepared workplace strategies for many local authorities, police forces and central Government, including:

  • Strategic workplace briefing
  • Cost reduction strategies
  • Flexible working strategies
  • Occupancy (cost and use) benchmarking
  • Property/asset management practice
  • Relocation/consolidation briefing
  • Strategic space planning
  • Technical/specification studies

Based in: UK
Area Covered: UK