Photo of Brandon Forde Although the thesis hasn’t been proven yet, some office owners believe that the right type of flexible or coworking space can enhance their properties’ long-term value, says Forde.

LOS ANGELES—There’s a gap between recognition and action when it comes to real estate portfolio agility. Corporate real estate executives recognize the need for portfolio agility, but just 14% of those surveyed recently by CBRE would say their organizations are meeting that need. That’s the case even as 67% of the survey respondents rank agility as a critical element of their overall success.