Principal of Client Engagement Wendy Siegel shares how Unispace, a global strategy, design, and construction leader, helps global brands evolve their real estate in this rapidly changing world. Unispace has more than 700 employees across 26 countries worldwide, and in cities across the U.S., including Dallas.
How does your company help other businesses become more effective?
Unispace is a client-centric organization focused on true partnership. We create experiential workplaces for the next generation of work, and our expertise helps companies make challenging real estate decisions confidently. Our tools allow organizations to see what their peers are doing, scenario plan to see different workplace alternatives for hybrid working, and provide design platforms that rapidly iterate test fits for different cost considerations.
What differentiates your company from others in your industry?
Unispace is unlike almost any other company in our industry because we have a full-service approach integrating strategy, design, preconstruction, and construction. Every service is in-house. Our model goes beyond traditional design/build to bring a level of connection to clients and projects. We can design and build workplaces up to 25% faster with less risk and higher value than the typical marketplace offerings — a real benefit in today’s economy where companies need more value for their money.
What do you enjoy most about doing business in the Dallas Region?
I moved to the DFW area from the Bay Area about 10 years ago. I have first-hand knowledge of why Texas is a top destination for Fortune 500 companies looking for a friendly business climate, recruitment of top talent, and cultural diversity. One of our clients, Galderma, recognized this and chose Dallas for its new headquarters. It has been such a great experience to work with them to create a space that brings their vision and values to life. We’ve included several local nuances throughout the space to create that connection to the community and culture. It not only makes folks proud to work in this area but creates a sense of belonging and camaraderie.
Why did you decide to become a DRC member?
That was a no-brainer! The DRC is an incredible organization with a great network of peers and like-minded companies at the forefront of innovation and creativity. The DRC supports important initiatives like diversity, equity and inclusion, and community engagement. These are also key priorities for Unispace. Even though we’re a global company, supporting our communities and our people is so important to us.
How has your business changed in the past five years?
Unispace has been evolving over the past few years, powered by changes in the real estate landscape and our unique way to deliver world-class workplaces. We’ve helped guide clients through these challenging times by developing long-standing partnerships across the globe, always delivering high-quality experiences. We’re also deepening our industry expertise to better serve our clients. As a private equity backed company, we’ve made strategic acquisitions to grow our service offerings and continue to do what we do best — spark brilliance in people.