Harlequin Enterprises

Premises: Sydney Office

Size: 620.5 sqm

Timescale: 4 months

Client Background

Harlequin Enterprises (“Harlequin”) publish books in 31 languages in 111 international markets on six continents. Written by over 1,200 talented authors worldwide, they offer women a broad range of reading from romance to best-seller fiction, from nonfiction to fantasy, and more.

Harlequin promotes its global presence through principal offices in Toronto, New York, London, Tokyo, Milan, Sydney, Paris, Madrid, Stockholm, Amster-dam, Hamburg, Athens, Budapest, Granges-Paccot, Warsaw, Rio de Janeiro, Mumbai and Istanbul.

Points of Note

CR Commercial Property Group successfully completed a turn key service for Harlequin’s office in Sydney. The range of services offered were premises selection, lease negotiations, space planning, design consultancy, project management of the fit out, IT requirements, change management presentations to staff, relocation management and post-relocation administration.

Harlequin’s office design scheme was largely open-plan, with a generous breakout space including an outdoor terrace area. These factors promoted collaborative working between the company’s various publishing departments.

Client Comment

“Thank you again for your dedication and professionalism in looking after our move. There were certainly some challenging moments and as always you have been a great champion and facilitator for Harlequin. My personal thanks to you and to your team.”

Scope of Works

Premises selection

Lease negotiations including Heads of Agreement, Lease and all incentives

Space Planning and design consultancy

Project Management

Data and cabling and comms requirements


Partitioning and doors

Specialist security

Change management

Relocation management