Charter Hall Group last week announced the appointment of Tica Hessing as a Workplace Strategy Manager for their Office platform. A newly created position, Hessing will focus on making decisions on what the ideal workspace looks like in 2021 and beyond.

The appointment of Hessing focusses around consolidating Charter Hall’s position as an industry leader in commercial practice. 

Hessing is a regular contributor to industry forums, events and publications, and has appeared in major broadcast and print media on key workplace topics. Joining Charter Hall from global commercial real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield where she was a Human Geographer & Workplace Strategy Manager for six years, Hessing is well equipped for the new role and will contribute heavily to the practice’s outlook on post-pandemic workspaces.

Charter Hall Office CEO, Carmel Hourigan, says Hessing’s appointment is part of the practice’s desire to create commercial spaces that are future-ready, resilient and engaging workplaces for the post-pandemic commercial landscape.

“In the current operating environment, creating resilient workplaces that can respond to evolving operational, human and technology challenges is a priority for Charter Hall. Tica is a respected industry thought leader in this field, shaping future-ready and strategic workplace environments for a number of Australia’s leading organisations,” she says.

“Her background in social sciences and corporate real estate knowledge strategically position her to unlock new insights into innovative workplace strategies and enhance the workplace experience for our tenant customers. Tica will be a fantastic asset to the Charter Hall team and our tenant customers.”

In her role as Charter Hall’s Workplace Strategy Manager, Hessing’s role will centre around identifying and forecasting global workplace trends, innovation around the future of work, furthering the co-creation process with Charter Hall’s partners and tenant customers, applying human-centred design and technology, and bolstering workplace health and wellness outcomes. It will also focus on enabling the creation of future-ready workplaces through the lens of the current and future domestic and global operating environments.

Hessing says she looks forward to beginning her tenure at Charter Hall, and improving workspaces within Australia and abroad.

“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with Cushman & Wakefield over the past six years, helping major occupiers transition to new ways of working, and I am looking forward to joining Charter Hall’s experienced Office sector team. This is a unique opportunity to leverage my own experience and insights around the future of work across Australia’s largest office portfolio,” she says.

“Most recently, in response to COVID-19, my work has focussed on supporting organisations with their Return to Office transition programs, including consulting on new ways of working and redefining future workplace needs. I’m particularly excited to bring this to Charter Hall’s tenant customers – helping to create exceptional workplaces for their organisations and people.”

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