Who We Are

Office Space Matters advise tenants on how their next choice of office space could influence the success of their business. We offer a unique 4 step method for matching tenant business drivers to office space that will improve their business’s top line revenue and bottom line profitability. Tenant Reps should follow this link

All businesses are competing against one another for top level talent and are being compelled to produce more for less, and more quickly, to differentiate themselves in an increasingly globalized marketplace. Opportunities to create an edge in any of these areas is limited, with most businesses turning to the digital, IT and marketing realms to find that edge. Unknowingly one of the most important decisions they can make to influence these factors is through their choice of office space.

At Office Space Matters, we have great belief in a future that can be created through thoughtful evidence based decision making. We are particularly excited by the prospect of demonstrating to businesses how their choice of office can positively affect their accelerated growth, attract the best and brightest to their doors, directly contribute to reducing staff turnover and improve workplace productivity to the point that office rental costs are completely offset.

Productivity is KeyDarren Bilsborough

We specialise in providing businesses with a methodology that connects their business drivers to specific physical office accommodation needs described in the book, “Don’t Worry About The Rent: Choosing new office space to boost business performance”

Our aim to leave our clients with both the understanding and the confidence that their future workplace is not just a destination but an important tool in the suite of instruments available to them in seeking to improve the bottom-line of their business.


We do this via one of 3 pathways described below.
Click on the link that best describes how you would like us to help you.

  • Connector.

    Provide You with a Benchmark and Pathway for Office Selection

    By benchmarking your existing office you will get an idea of how it currently responds to the question;- “How does my office positively affect my business”. By reading the book “Don’t Worry About The Rent” and studying the free resources contained on this site, you can apply our principles for finding and delivering your perfect office space. Click Here to Benchmark Your Office

  • Connector.

    Generate Your New Office Brief

    The most important step in finding office space that is a perfect match to your business drivers is the creation of a detailed project brief. Office Space Matters provide you with either automatic or DIY project briefing services to help you minimise your risk and maximise your chances of finding and delivering your perfect office space. Click Here to Create Your Project Brief

  • Connector.

    Leave it to Us to Deliver for You

    Office Space Matters provide a range of consulting services that can assist you with defining, briefing, finding, designing and delivering an office space that will perfectly match your business needs. Click Here for Office Space Matters Consulting Services

What We Do

At Office Space Matters we recognise that businesses are not often encouraged to focus on the question that is most important to them as tenants of commercial office space. And that is: “How will this decision affect my business?”

It is for this reason that we have developed a significant number of resources on this website to assist businesses in quickly moving forward in their quest to find the perfect office. We do this via a number of alternate pathways from an automatically generated or even a “do-it-yourself” on-line project brief, complemented by a step by step management and procurement methodology, to a full service offering where we become personally involved in assisting you to both choose and deliver the right office space for your business. More information about our services can be found by clicking on the image to download our brochure


How can my choice of office positively affect my business

How Does Your Office Rate?

Benchmarking your existing office against the question;- “How does my office positively affect my business”

About our CEO


Darren BilsboroughDarren is an author and strategic consultant who has worked in the property industry for over 25 years, for both architects and engineers and on behalf of industry bodies such as the Property Council of Australia and the Green Building Council of Australia.

Throughout this time, he has been involved in all aspects of commercial office property, from design and development through to leasing, energy auditing, refurbishments and retrofits, and most importantly, as a tenant himself. This background provides him with a unique perspective on not only the technical advantages and disadvantages of various buildings systems, but also how these systems, together with the rest of the office’s eco-system, affect the day-to-day performance of staff and business.

In 2007, Darren was nominated in the “Engineer’s Atlas” in Architectural Record as one of the 70 greatest mechanical and structural engineers of all time from around the world and one of only 3 people nominated from Australia on that list. He was also an Adjunct Professor of Sustainability at Curtin University in WA, has worked with former Vice-President of the United States, Al Gore and has been acknowledged as one of the “founding fathers” of the green building movement in Australia.

He is also widely recognised as a speaker of note on building and infrastructure for the built environment having presented for the Australian Academy of Science, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, the DAVOS Future Summit, the Australian Financial Review, the Committee for Economic Development (CEDA), the Property Council of Australia, the Green Building Council of Australia, the Australian Water Association and the Waste Management Association of Australia, the Governor’s Leadership Foundation, the Australian Property Institute, the Australian Institute of Energy, the Municipal Association of Victoria, Victorian Transport Conference, Flinders, Adelaide and Curtin Universities, G’Day USA Energy Dialogue, South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy and the American Institute of Architects, in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Los Angeles and San Diego.

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"Darren Bilsborough is master of both the science and art of asset management. This insightful book unveils practical approaches to managing and occupying buildings that will unlock hidden value and boost business returns."
Peter VerwerCEO Asia Pacific Real Estate Association
"Darren is a creative thinker driven by his desire to find new ways of doing business. I have found him to be insightful and able to assist in the development of strategic thinking – by problem-posing and provoking. A focus on the critical success factors is a skill which Darren brings to his work."
Felicity LewisFormer Mayor - City of Marion
"Darren is one of the few people who has joined up all the dots from the tenant’s point of view to focus on enabling excellent business, people and cultural outcomes.  It makes so much sense as rental costs as generally only a small fraction of the staffing costs of most businesses today."
David ParkenCEO Australian Institute of Architects
“Darren is not just a strategic thinker in the robust, even routine, sense of the word. He also looks at situations from different, unusual, and sometimes down-right quirky angles. Take his new book, here Darren examines the importance of selecting the right office accommodation for your business and demonstrates how this single choice, so often made in a rush and without consideration, will often determine the extent or likelihood of the business’s success.”
Dr. Chris Daniels PhDProfessor of Urban Ecology, UniSA
“This book is a must-read as it provides important practical insights on improving the performance of a business through the use of architectural design. Darren provides a number of helpful ideas on how to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of a business, while maintaining a safe and happy work environment. I found myself eager to read more and learn. Whether it be starting your own company or expanding an existing one, this book will help to land your feet on the ground and take that next step.”
Andrew PetersenCEO of Sustainable Business Australia
“Darren has the outrageous ability to challenge broadly-accepted principles in our way of thinking and presenting compelling suggestions as to why we should reconsider some of our established conventions. No less so with his latest publication which questions our pre-conceived ideas about our workspace. In this age of establishing new work ecologies, Darren makes the compelling argument that choosing the right office space makes perfect business sense and provides an opportunity to empower our people to thrive.”
Michael PeschRegional Director NSW, WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff
“Read on and engage with Darren - his profound and creative insight will challenge you to discover the elusive determinants creating substantial value in your life, working life and/or business.”
Mark SearleFormer CEO for City of Marion
“Darren Bilsborough possesses a diverse skillset encompassing engineering, architecture, professional services, management consultancy and academia provides him with a unique way of viewing problems and solutions. In ‘Don’t Worry About the Rent’ Darren makes use of his diverse professional experience to align an organisation’s business goals with the opportunity offered by the right type of office space.”
Joe LenzoExecutive Director, WA Division of Property Council of Australia