OTTAWA, ONTARIO, January 11, 2022 – In an exciting start to the New Year, January 4, 2022, marked the official date of Cresa‘s acquisition of Agile Work Evolutions (AWE). Ottawa-based AWE helps public and private sector clients solve the universal business challenge – how do your employees want to work and what are the impacts to your organization of adopting a particular workplace model? By using their proprietary Services-enabled Software (SeS), AWE offers innovative, tech-enabled workplace strategy and advisory services allowing clients to better understand potential occupancy strategies and smartly adopt hybrid and flex workplace solutions.
“Workplace strategy is critical to making smart real estate decisions and this has super charged as companies move to rapidly adopt hybrid and flex options responding to changes in work patterns accelerated by COVID-19,” said Tricia Trester, Cresa’s Head of Global Portfolio Solutions. “AWE is uniquely qualified to meet this dynamic client need and they will help us to deliver exceptional occupancy solutions in this environment. Their skills, experience and innovative approach take our workplace strategy offering to the next level.”
Cresa is the world’s leading provider of occupier-focused real estate solutions and specializes in developing and implementing real estate strategies that align with business goals. Cresa’s Global Portfolio Solutions group works with clients worldwide to facilitate decision-making, enhance operations, and generate cost savings. The company’s focus on occupier solutions and workplace strategy make Cresa the ideal fit for AWE.
AWE Co-Founder Meredith Thatcher explains: “Employers are being tested to find both interim and long-term solutions that blend employee preferences for remote working with business needs.” Co-Founder Dr. Lisa Chillingworth Watson added, “We are excited to be working with the Cresa team to provide valuable business insights and intelligence to inform workplace strategies, planning and implementation, and to accelerate decision making around adopting a remote working model.”
The acquisition was facilitated by Welch Capital Partners, which acted as exclusive M&A Advisors to AWE.
Agile Work Evolutions Inc. (AWE) is an award-winning workplace transformation firm that leverages a proprietary Workforce Analytics Services-enabled Software (SeS), engineered to quickly understand the working needs and preferences of employees while empowering companies to be more resilient to fast changing requirements about where and how to support these needs. Accessed through a user-friendly dashboard, the data empowers employers to quickly react to changes in workforce and resulting impacts to real estate portfolios, while informing best practice workplace strategy design and implementation.
Cresa is the world’s only global commercial real estate advisory firm that exclusively represents occupiers and specializes in the delivery of fully integrated real estate solutions. Our purpose is to think beyond space, strengthening those we serve and enhancing the quality of life for our clients. Delivered across every industry, Cresa’s services include Transaction Management, Workplace Solutions, Project Management, Consulting, Lease Administration, Technology, Investment Banking & Capital Markets and Portfolio Solutions. With over 1000 employees in more than 50 offices throughout North America, Cresa partners with occupiers everywhere. For more information, please visit cresa.com.
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Agile Work Evolutions Inc. enters 3-year reseller agreement with global IM leader
OTTAWA, February 10, 2021 – Agile Work Evolutions Inc. (AWE), an award-winning North American workplace transformation firm, has entered a three-year reseller agreement with OpenText™, a publicly traded global leader in Information Management (IM).
AWE’s Workforce Analytics Services-enabled-Software (SeS) empowers companies to be more resilient to fast changing requirements about where and how to support employee working needs. Using advanced survey techniques, AWE Workforce Analytics provides profiling data, comprehensive reporting, and ROI measures. Accessed through a user-friendly dashboard, the data empowers employers to quickly react to changes in workforce and accommodation.
AWE’s Workforce Analytics cloud solution will be resold as a partner technology in the OpenText™ Magellan™ artificial intelligence data analytics platform. Magellan™ leverages artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics to mine big data and big content, transforming them into self-service data visualizations. Magellan will be used to provide new insights into the information gathered by Workforce Analytics.
AWE Co-Founder Dr. Lisa Chillingworth Watson said, “Since COVID-19 became a global crisis and remote working became mainstream, demand for our Workforce Analytics software has been soaring. We are delighted that OpenText™ recognized the value of our cloud solution and the benefits of reselling it.”
“Through this agreement, AWE joins other top tier partners of our OpenText™ Solution Extension (SolEx) Program,” said Eric Pitcher, Director, Solution Extensions, “AWE’s Workforce Analytics cloud solution complements our Magellan™ AI analytics platform and associated products, which together are helping organizations around the world become more resilient.”
AWE Co-Founder Meredith Thatcher said, “By leveraging AWE’s evidence-based data, OpenText™ customers will get valuable business insights and intelligence to inform their workplace design strategies, planning and implementation. Now that AWE is able to scale faster, we can reach—and help—an increasing number of organizations adopt and adapt to more agile, flexible and remote work models.”
Launched in 2019, Agile Work Evolutions Inc. (AWE) was North America’s first workplace transformation firm to leverage a secure, proprietary services-enabled software (SeS) for in-depth workforce profiling, dashboard management and triple bottom line reporting (people, planet, profit). AWE also provides proprietary assessments and tools for policy, process and protocol creation—energizing and expediting workplace transformation initiatives no matter their scale, complexity and level of urgency. In 2020, AWE was only one of five companies selected for the City of Ottawa’s Innovative Pilot Program to support economic recovery and workforce reintegration efforts. AWE also won the Best New Business award at the prestigious 2020 Best Ottawa Business Awards Gala (The BOBs). Before co-founding AWE, Dr. Lisa Chillingworth Watson and Meredith Thatcher launched and led successful businesses, collaborated regularly to future-proof organizations, and won national and international distinctions earlier in their careers.- 30 –
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Agile Work Evolutions Inc. awarded 2020 Best New Business
OTTAWA, November 26, 2020 – Agile Work Evolutions Inc. (AWE), a North American workplace transformation firm, was named Best New Business at the prestigious 2020 Best Ottawa Business Awards Gala (The BOBs) during a live broadcast last night. The award shines the spotlight on a startup driving economic growth through product and service innovation, strong leadership skills, profitable and sustainable growth initiatives, and a solid financial track record.
Co-Founder Dr. Lisa Chillingworth Watson said, “It has been an extraordinary year-and-a-half for us! Not only did we experience 900% growth in our first six months this year, but demand for our proprietary software and workforce transformation solutions have catapulted since the COVID-19 epidemic went global. We couldn’t be more excited to be recognized with a Best New Business achievement.”
In 2019, within six weeks, AWE developed and launched North America’s first Workforce Analytics Services-enabled Software (SeS), engineered to quickly understand the remote working needs and preferences of employees. The SeS also measures the potential impacts to employers via triple bottom line metrics displayed on user friendly dashboards. AWE leverages its SeS in the provision of best practice workplace strategy design and implementation through its proprietary methodologies and a suite of tools to help organizations adopt, and adapt to, more flexible working models.
Co-Founder Meredith Thatcher said, “We’re grateful that The BOBs Gala celebrates a balance of success, innovation and social consciousness. AWE thrives by empowering others to succeed. During the pandemic, we donated $50,000 of AWE’s tools and resources to help organizations pivot swiftly. We’re also thrilled to be one of only five companies selected by the City of Ottawa’s Innovative Pilot Program to support economic recovery and workforce reintegration efforts.”
Chillingworth Watson and Thatcher are not new to award-winning business leadership and workplace transformation. Before co-founding AWE in mid-2019, they had each led successful businesses earlier in their careers, collaborated regularly to future-proof organizations, and have won national and international distinctions.
Agile Work Evolutions Inc. (AWE) is North America’s only workplace transformation firm that leverages a secure, proprietary services-enabled software (SeS) for in-depth workforce profiling, dashboard management and triple bottom line reporting (people, planet, profit). AWE provides proprietary assessments and tools for policy, process and protocol creation—energizing and expediting workplace transformation initiatives no matter their scale, complexity and level of urgency.
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