Real estate: Foncière des Regions is transforming its innovation policy

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW. To “increase efficiency and anticipate the needs of surfaces”, Foncière des Regions has created, in 2016, a direction of innovation. Its director, Philippe Boyer and Olivier Estève, deputy chief executive of the real estate group we explain what are the five pillars to build the office buildings of the future.
Whether it is in the real estate industry, offices or housing, the new opportunities are many, thanks to the innovation. “To gain efficiency and to anticipate the needs of surfaces”,a Land of Regions, which holds a wealth of 21 billion euros (Cf page 5), in growth over six months, including Paris, Milan and Berlin, has decided to accelerate its innovation policy. A direction was then created, a year ago, under the responsibility of Philippe Boyer, who in connection with all branches of Foncière des Regions, has the mission to coordinate and drive the innovation process of the group.
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A confidential document that explores the goals of the building of tomorrow


“We worked for five months in 2016, the development of an internal document confidential which explores the objectives of the building of the future, we explained, the 21 July 2017, Philippe Boyer, chief innovation officer of Foncière des Regions. For us, these are five axes very strong based on the flexibility compared to usage, the energy performance, connectivity, to a building connected to and serviciel and one last point, it is crucial that we build a building facing the City.”


The ambition is clear : “to Decline these internal documents on the documents of operational execution that are entrusted to general contractors or architects… Because the important thing is to take with us the eco-system of the construction !”
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“For each of these issues, we have defined a set of working tracks to be avoided, for example, on the air conditioning, the way to arrange the trays, he says. We also have listed of the lines of forces on the false ceilings and false floors to ensure that the building to be delivered empty as it is practiced in the United States. Why ? First, it is a source of economy. Second reason, when accompanied by the tenant, we notice that very often the latter will want to rethink the landscaping benefits. Thus, it is necessary to try to rethink the ways in which we deliver a building so that users can develop the site in accordance with their expectations.”


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