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.

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About 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.

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About Cresa

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


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