Crowe Horwath

Premises: 181 William Street, Melbourne, VIC

Size: 3,900 sqm

Timescale: 24 months

Client Background

Crowe Horwath is the largest provider of practical accounting, audit, tax, business and financial advice to individuals and businesses from a network of offices throughout the country. As part of an international network of accounting firms, they provide local business solutions in a global environment, ensuring their clients professional and personal goals are fulfilled.

Crowe Horwath International is ranked amongst the top 10 global accounting networks and known for delivering quality audit, tax and advisory services in more than 100 countries.

Points of Note

Crowe Horwath was a listed company headquartered in Melbourne. They wanted to develop a strategic partner relationship in 2011 for the delivery of its Corporate Real Estate Services. CR Commercial Property Group was engaged as the client’s tenant advisor and specialist project manager to oversee 273 premises around Australia and New Zealand.

In 2015, Crowe Horwath were taken over by Findex Group who established a further goal to reduce the real estate occupancy costs of the Group by at least 25%. They have continued to engage CR Commercial Property Group exclusively for this initiative.

Client Comment

“ We would never have achieved the wow factor of moving into our fantastic new offices without your knowledge, foresight, guidance, drive, and determination to deliver on time.

You have brought to our project the professionalism needed to achieve the outcome of providing a state of the art office facility, personalised to our needs and desires, within the tight timeframes provided. Our project manager, Paul, has learnt so much from your engagement with the developers and tradespeople, along with your positive can do attitude to creating outcomes, not accepting excuses.

Your personal commitment, and ability to marshal the troops to support you when needed was very impressive, again, a key factor in meeting our drop dead move date. I look forward to the next opportunity for us to create another spectacular work environment.”

Scope of Works

Premises selection

Lease negotiations including Heads of Agreement, Lease and all incentives

Space Planning and design consultancy

Workplace assessment

Project Management

Air-conditioning modifications

IT requirements

Data and cabling and comms requirements

Furniture, fittings and electrical

Partitioning and doors

Specialist security

Change management

Relocation management

Make Good of old office