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  • Confluence of Retail and Industrial Webinar

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 12/01/2021 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    This panel discussion will allow tenant rep experts from both the retail and industrial sides to share their direct experience working with retail occupiers’ clients in solving last-mile issues, and strategies from micro fulfillment centers to pick up in store to repurposing “dark stores.”

    This panel discussion will allow tenant rep experts from both the retail and industrial sides to share their direct experience working with retail occupiers’ clients in solving last-mile issues, and strategies from micro fulfillment centers to pick up in store to repurposing “dark stores.” Hear about the challenges in reconciling existing retail footprints in a growing e-commerce environment, overcoming entitlement and zoning issues, site selection criteria for last mile, key issues in “dark store” conversions and more.

    Moderator: Craig Meyer, SIOR, President | Industrial Americas, JLL

    Speakers:
    Kris Bjorson, SIOR, International Director, JLL
    Geno Coradini, Executive Vice President, National Retail-Tenant Representation, JLL

    Kris Bjorson, SIOR

    International Director

    JLL

    • Kris Bjorson is responsible for the development and management of the Retail/e-Commerce Distribution group and member on the Global Industrial and Retail Boards for JLL. With a focus on maximizing business results for corporations, he also co-founded the Supply Chain & Logistics Solutions practice which integrates supply chain strategy through industrial real estate implementation.
    • His leadership skills and unparalleled knowledge of the real estate, logistics and retail industries continues to be a valuable asset in exceeding clients’ expectations. Over his 27-year career, Kris has completed over $12 billion of industrial real estate transactions. 
    • At JLL, he has been recognized as the #1 global industrial services professional and “Champion of Excellence,” the most prestigious honor awarded for consistently achieving high quality service ratings from his clients and team members.

    Geno Coradini

    Executive Vice President, National Retail-Tenant Representation

    JLL

    • As Executive Vice President, Retail National Tenant Representation, Geno is responsible for implementing integrated end-to-end solutions for retail clients nationally for all service lines including brokerage, construction and project management, lease restructuring, lease administration, capital markets and beyond. By aligning the JLL platform around clients’ business objectives, Geno helps retailers make smarter real estate decisions and solve their business challenges.
    • With more than 20 years of experience in real estate, operations, P&L oversight, retail and business development, Geno brings a unique combination of end user and service provider expertise.
    • He specializes in portfolio optimization and disposition strategies, process improvement, managing expansions, client services, organizational development and change management.

    Craig Meyer, SIOR (Moderator)

    President | Industrial Americas

    JLL

    • Craig Meyer is President of JLL Industrial for the Americas. He is responsible for the JLL business lines that service the industrial and logistics real estate asset class. 
    • Craig serves on the firm's Brokerage Executive Committee and Market Strategy Committee.
    • In addition, Craig is Chair of JLL's Global Industrial Board which sets global strategy for the firm’s three operating regions (Americas, EMEA, APAC). He was named International Director of the firm in 2012.
  • I.CON East 2021: The Industrial Conference Livestream

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 11/11/2021 at 12:20 PM (EST)

    The premier event exclusively focused on the development, operation and expansion of industrial real estate, I.CON is the nation’s largest gathering of industrial real estate professionals.

    Hear the big ideas trends and new technologies in industrial development from the best in the business at I.CON. Don’t miss this premier event focused exclusively on the development, operation and expansion of industrial real estate! Bring the industrial insights from this premier industry event directly to you with the convenience of livestreaming.

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  • Shaping the Workplace: Consumer/Generational Insights, Behavioral Predictions and Forecasts Webinar

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/12/2021

    In this webinar, Mark Bryan, Director of Innovation + Research, M+A Architects, will share ways to create value for you and your clients post-pandemic and beyond, citing key ways to best position your organization in response to behavioral shifts, new consumer/generational needs, and changes to the workplace that can create cultural transformation and success.

    In this webinar, Mark Bryan, Director of Innovation + Research, M+A Architects, will share ways to create value for you and your clients post-pandemic and beyond, citing key ways to best position your organization in response to behavioral shifts, new consumer/generational needs, and changes to the workplace that can create cultural transformation and success. Learn about the key factors and takeaways that will shift life as we know it today, explore concepts like “rewilding” and “localvists,” and discuss the direction for our future selves in the workplace. Interactive Q&A to follow.

    Speaker: Mark Bryan, Director of Innovation + Research, M+A Architects

    This webinar is part of a six-part series on office-focused topics hosted by NAIOP throughout 2021.

    Mark Bryan

    Director of Innovation + Research

    M+A Architects

    • Certified Futurist and award-winning Interior Designer, Mark Bryan, is driven by his passion for continued learning and exploration. Mark leads M+A Architect’s Innovation + Research team, finding evidence-based design solutions that will enhance the quality of spaces and enrich the lives of those who interact within.
    • As a futurist consulting for local and national companies of all industries, Mark’s curiosity and expertise leads him to explore unconventional approaches, bringing him to new solutions for today’s challenges that benefit client’s projects, practices, and communities. His hope is to energize clients and colleagues alike, to push past limits and break boundaries, setting up for the most success possible for what’s next, now.
    • As the firm’s advocate for Wellness and Mental Health design based-solutions in the workplace, and beyond, Mark’s research and work shifts stigma to strength, having important conversations around mental wellness and creating space for change. Mark is certified by the University of California, Berkeley, in using resiliency to combat stress at work, and is using his expertise to help educate others on the psychological and physiological benefits of self-care through building respite and resiliency into the places they work.
  • 2021 Office Webinar Series

    Contains 10 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/12/2021

    This package includes a series of six (6) office-focused webinars hosted by NAIOP throughout 2021.

    This package includes a series of six (6) office-focused webinars hosted by NAIOP throughout 2021. Webinars will examine the 2021 office leasing trends; future demand for office space; future design and more. 

    Webinar speakers are experts from across the industry representing diverse companies and viewpoints. Hear their insights and take advantage of opportunities for discussion at the end of each webinar in the form of a live Q&A.

    Registration is free for NAIOP members.

    Ben Hautt

    Co-Managing Partner

    Stream Realty

    Since opening the Atlanta office of Stream in 2008, Ben Hautt has been responsible for growing the services portfolio, recruiting new talent, and identifying acquisitions in Georgia. The Atlanta office grew from one employee to over seventy under Ben and his co-managing partner’s lead, while adding over 40 million square feet of assignments.

    The Atlanta office is consistently recognized for its work. In 2017 Stream’s Lee + White won best renovation project in Atlanta and the office itself is consistently recognized as a “Best Place to Work” by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

    Ben serves on the board of Restavek Freedom, the Dedman College Executive Board at SMU, and is heavily involved with Young Life Haiti. He leads yearly mission trips to Haiti since the 2010 earthquake and works with the Bright Futures Atlanta organization locally.

    Preston Young

    National Head of Office Investor Services

    Stream Realty

    • Preston Young is responsible for identifying and jointly spearheading strategic growth opportunities for the firm. Preston provides oversight for all third-party responsibilities, including asset management, acquisition and development activities.
    • In addition, Preston leads the firm’s Houston office, where the service and principal portfolio exceeds 45.0 million square feet. The portfolio positions Stream as one of the largest commercial real estate organizations in Houston. 
    • Under his leadership, Stream has consistently been ranked as one of the “Best Places to Work” by the Houston Business Journal and “Top Workplaces” by the Houston Chronicle and are perennial recipients of Costar’s “Power Broker,” an award recognizing the top commercial real estate brokerage firms by city.
    • In 2018, the Houston Business Journal honored Preston as one of the top “40 Under 40” business leaders in Houston. Before joining Stream, he served in the capital markets division at Trammell Crow Company.

    Brian Chen

    CEO and Co-founder

    ROOM

    • Brian Chen is the CEO and co-founder of ROOM, where he’s reshaping the modern office with purpose-built, modular solutions that allow companies to effortlessly shape their workplaces.
    • Brian is no stranger to open plan environments, having spent the majority of his career working with and advising tech startups, where he routinely found himself exposed to constant noise and distraction.
    • A Y Combinator alum, Brian was a founding member of Bluesmart, a smart luggage company that pioneered a new category of connected consumer travel accessories.
    • Brian’s background is deeply rooted in the technology startup scene, where he’s developed a keen eye on how to build companies, scale growth alongside company culture, explore new business models and seize opportunity in emerging industries.

    Elizabeth Hart

    Vice Chairman

    Newmark

    • Elizabeth Hart joined Newmark in 2005.
    • She specializes in working with tenants and landlord resolving their complex real estate issues.
    • Her career started in advising technology and venture clients and now also includes working with landlords to develop redevelop their buildings to attract innovation tenants.
    • Ms. Hart's experience representing technology companies, from single entrepreneurs to members of the Fortune 500, enables her to anticipate the specific real estate challenges a company faces at each stage of its growth cycle.

    Brian Shedd

    VP of Sales and Marketing

    Pure Wellness

    • Brian Shedd is the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Pure Wellness, the industry leader in airborne virus and bacteria prevention in hotels and resorts.
    • His experience includes senior leadership roles in hotel technology and a decade as a casino executive in Las Vegas. 

    Mark Bryan

    Director of Innovation + Research

    M+A Architects

    • Certified Futurist and award-winning Interior Designer, Mark Bryan, is driven by his passion for continued learning and exploration. Mark leads M+A Architect’s Innovation + Research team, finding evidence-based design solutions that will enhance the quality of spaces and enrich the lives of those who interact within.
    • As a futurist consulting for local and national companies of all industries, Mark’s curiosity and expertise leads him to explore unconventional approaches, bringing him to new solutions for today’s challenges that benefit client’s projects, practices, and communities. His hope is to energize clients and colleagues alike, to push past limits and break boundaries, setting up for the most success possible for what’s next, now.
    • As the firm’s advocate for Wellness and Mental Health design based-solutions in the workplace, and beyond, Mark’s research and work shifts stigma to strength, having important conversations around mental wellness and creating space for change. Mark is certified by the University of California, Berkeley, in using resiliency to combat stress at work, and is using his expertise to help educate others on the psychological and physiological benefits of self-care through building respite and resiliency into the places they work.
  • Building Confidence in the Return-to-Work Force Webinar

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/21/2021

    In this webinar, hear about best practices and case studies that show which amenities or building features are most effective and offer the best ROI.

    As tenants return to their offices this fall, what can landlords do to make them feel safe? In this webinar, hear about best practices and case studies that show which amenities or building features are most effective and offer the best ROI. How do you address situations where a tenant requests specific items like air purification units, even though the building HVAC may already do the job well? Brian Shedd, vice president of sales and marketing for Pure Wellness will share the current science on keeping offices safe and clean, and the best ways to communicate improvements to tenants.

    Speaker: Brian Shedd, VP of Sales and Marketing, Pure Wellness

    This webinar is part of a six-part series on office-focused topics hosted by NAIOP throughout 2021.

    Brian Shedd

    VP of Sales and Marketing

    Pure Wellness

    • Brian Shedd is the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Pure Wellness, the industry leader in airborne virus and bacteria prevention in hotels and resorts.
    • His experience includes senior leadership roles in hotel technology and a decade as a casino executive in Las Vegas. 
  • State of the Florida Office and Industrial Market Webinar

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/14/2021

    This webinar brings together local experts who will cover the current state of the markets in Florida and economic trends of the state, what’s driving demand, what challenges are ahead, and the opportunities for commercial real estate.

    NAIOP’s annual conference, CRE.Converge, returns to Florida this year for the first time since 2005. The office and industrial markets have changed a lot since then. This webinar brings together local experts who will cover the current state of the markets in Florida and economic trends of the state, what’s driving demand, what challenges are ahead, and the opportunities for commercial real estate. 

    Moderator:
    Danielle Mousseau, Lead Project Manager, Economic Development, Florida Power & Light Company

    Speakers:
    Eric Messer, Director of Research, Southeast, Newmark
    Christopher Thomson, SIOR, Executive Managing Director, Industrial Brokerage, Cushman & Wakefield

    Danielle Mousseau

    Lead Project Manager, Economic Development

    Florida Power & Light Company

    • Danielle Mousseau leads economic development efforts throughout Florida by providing growing businesses with white-glove support, including available site and buildings, electric infrastructure assessments, electricity rate quotes, electricity incentives and tax exemption qualifications, and clean energy programs.
    • She also provides project support to her community, regional and statewide partners throughout the state.
    • Given her long history at NextEra Energy, the world’s largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and the sun and FPL’s parent company, Danielle is a target sector expert in sustainable technologies sector, recruiting companies to Florida.
    • Danielle was named as one of North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers in 2020. 

    Eric Messer

    Director of Research, Southeast

    Newmark

    • Eric Messer joined Newmark in 2011 as a research manager and currently oversees the research department in Florida for the Southeast (Florida, Atlanta and the Carolina’s). He provides senior-level research support for the Florida markets as well as supervises the analytical data and research operation for Atlanta and the Carolina’s.
    • Under his leadership, market data is collected, consolidated, verified and summarized on a quarterly and annual basis to produce market trend reports for office and industrial statistics. 
    • Mr. Messer assumes an active role in business development and works with all service lines to develop client-oriented interpretations of market trends and statistics. 
    • He also fields specific broker requests across the state for additional data related to Newmark’s listing and subscription services. 

    Christopher Thomson, SIOR

    Executive Managing Director, Industrial Brokerage

    Cushman & Wakefield

    • Christopher Thomson joined Cushman & Wakefield in 1999 after graduating from Florida State University with dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Real Estate and Finance.
    • In 2001, Mr. Thomson found his true calling when he joined Chris Metzger and Rick Etner as a member of the South Florida Industrial Team.
    • During his tenure, he has worked in the three major commercial real estate fields of office, retail, and industrial, while expanding Cushman & Wakefield’s industrial and land expertise from Palm Beach County north to Indian River County.
    • Mr. Thomson is also one of the top industrial brokers in South Florida. He has represented most of the largest Landlords and Tenants in Palm Beach County. He is currently marketing the largest industrial park in Palm Beach County.
  • Drivers of Life Science Demand Webinar

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 08/24/2021

    Join leaders in the life science development field for a dive into the nationwide impact of one of the fastest-growing industries.

    Join leaders in the life science development field for a dive into the nationwide impact of one of the fastest-growing industries. The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has illuminated the need for revolutionary and available lab space in the U.S. and around the world. In this webinar, learn about how the demand for mixed use developments and innovation districts continues to grow in a variety of metro areas from leading experts in the field.

    Speakers:
    Lauren Gilchrist, Managing Director, Research, Longfellow Real Estate Partners
    Travis McCready,  Executive Managing Director & National Practice Leader, Life Sciences Markets, JLL
    Anne Papageorge, Vice President for Facilities and Real Estate Services, University of Pennsylvania 
    Melissa Schrock, AIA, Senior Vice President | Mixed Use Development, Hilco Redevelopment Partners

    Lauren Gilchrist

    Managing Director, Research

    Longfellow Real Estate Partners

    • Lauren Gilchrist is Managing Director of Research for Longfellow Real Estate Partners, the largest privately held life sciences developer in the United States.
    • Lauren directs Longfellow’s research strategy, content creation, and thought leadership in addition to providing macro and micro market research for the purposes of underwriting and executing Longfellow’s projects.
    • Previously, Lauren served as SVP of Research for JLL in Philadelphia, Manager of Research & Analysis at the Center City District, and Program Manager at the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness.
    • Lauren holds appointments to the Board of Directors for the PGW, Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of NAIOP, where she served as Chapter President 2019-2020. Lauren is a sought-after speaker and frequently lectures and comments on topics related to commercial real estate and economic development for national audiences and publications.

    Travis McCready

    Executive Managing Director & National Practice Leader, Life Sciences Markets

    JLL

    • Travis McCready is the National Practice Leader for JLL’s US life sciences real estate markets practice, which includes brokerage, capital markets, advisory and analytics, project and development services, and valuation for life sciences occupiers, developers and investors.
    • He has over 25 years of experience leading public, private, and nonprofit ventures with a focus on technology and innovation based economic development.
    • The former President & CEO of the $1.6 billion life sciences funding agency Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, he remains active in the life sciences community serving as director and scientific advisor to start-ups and initiatives focused on rare disease diagnostics, the microbiome, and advanced biomanufacturing.

    Anne Papageorge

    Vice President for Facilities and Real Estate Services

    University of Pennsylvania

    • Anne Papageorge is the Vice President for Facilities and Real Estate Services at the University of Pennsylvania.
    • Anne joined the University in October 2006 and has responsibility for Planning; Design and Construction; Facilities Operations, Maintenance, and Utilities; and Real Estate Operations and Development.
    • She oversees a department of approximately 1,000 staff, $200 M in operating expenses and a capital budget averaging approximately $350 M per year, the Penn Connects campus development plan, and the Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee responsible for developing and implementing the Climate and Sustainability Action Plan for the university.

    Melissa Schrock, AIA

    Senior Vice President | Mixed Use Development

    Hilco Redevelopment Partners

    • Melissa Schrock joined Hilco Redevelopment Partners’ (HRP) executive team in 2020 to lead the firm’s expansion into the urban mixed-use development space. 
    • In this role, she has responsibility for the management of several projects currently underway, including L Street Station in Boston, Massachusetts, the former PRGS site in Alexandria, Virginia, and Campus Bay in San Francisco, California, among other significant projects throughout the country.
    • In leading HRP’s urban mixed-use development platform, Melissa’s responsibilities encompass all facets of development, from due diligence and acquisition to entitlement and vertical development.
    • Prior to joining HRP, Melissa was Vice President of Development at Boston Properties (NYSE: BxP), where she oversaw many of the firm’s urban, mixed-use, redevelopment projects in Boston’s urban core, including The Hub on Causeway, a 1.8M SF mixed-use development at North Station adjacent to Boston’s TD Garden.
  • Opportunity Zones: A Report Card and Future Outlook Webinar

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 08/10/2021

    The Opportunity Zone tax incentive aims to stimulate investment in real estate and businesses located in under-invested, low-income communities designated as an Opportunity Zone (OZ). This panel will grade how the program has done since its inception in 2018.

    The Opportunity Zone tax incentive aims to stimulate investment in real estate and businesses located in under-invested, low-income communities designated as an Opportunity Zone (OZ). This panel will grade how the program has done since its inception in 2018. Has it achieved its legislative intent? Did the incentive generate the volume of capital anticipated? What is the expected impact on OZ investors and investment sponsors when one of the OZ benefits sunsets on December 31, 2021? Finally, the panel will comment on potential legislative updates.

    Moderator: Michael Fitzpatrick, Partner, Baker Tilly

    Speakers: 
    Louis Dubin, Managing Partner, Redbrick LMD
    Jill Homan, President, Javelin 19 Investments
    Michael O'Mara, Senior Vice President Capital Markets, Avison Young

    Louis Dubin

    Managing Partner

    Redbrick LMD

    • Louis Dubin is a founding member of Redbrick LMD, an opportunistic real estate investment and development company. 
    • Mr. Dubin has invested over $700 million of equity in U.S. based real estate investments and acquisitions with a gross value of approximately $3 billion.
    • He has completed over 30 real estate developments and investments, including land development, resort, residential for sale and rental, office, self storage, and master planned communities. Some of the more notable projects include St Elizabeth's East Campus (DC), Poplar Point (DC),the former U.S. Coast Guard HQ (DC), Deer Crest (Park City, UT), 838 Fifth Avenue (New York, NY), Waverly at South Beach (South Beach, Miami), Parkside at Ashburn (Ashburn, VA), Parc Reston (Reston, VA), and 2233 Wisconsin Avenue (DC). Further, Mr. Dubin invested in Westbrook Homes in his capacity as CEO of his previous firm. 
    • Mr. Dubin is a past winner of Institutional Investor’s Real Estate Deal of the Year.

    Michael Fitzpatrick (Moderator)

    Partner

    Baker Tilly

    • Michael Fitzpatrick is a partner of Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, the 11th largest accounting and consulting firm in the U.S., and has been with the firm since 2000.
    • He chiefly works within the firm’s wholly-owned FINRA-member broker-dealer subsidiary, Baker Tilly Capital, LLC, where he specializes in structuring and offering Opportunity Zone private placement investments.
    • Fitzpatrick is also an expert on New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) where he consults with community development clients in the areas of applying for NMTC and monetizing them to make socially motivated investments.
    • He is currently serving a second term on the Board of Partners of Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP and is the past board chair of Agrace Hospice, Inc.

    Jill Homan

    President

    Javelin 19 Investments

    • Jill Homan is president of Javelin 19 Investments, a Washington, D.C.,-based real estate development, investment and advisory firm focused on the Opportunity Zone ("OZ") incentive.
    • She has more than 15 years' experience in real estate development totaling almost $500 million in capitalization.
    • Jill is co-developing projects in OZs and has successfully raised and closed OZ capital. She has applied her knowledge of emerging communities and expertise in policy and real estate to advise investors and family offices on the OZ incentive.
    • She earned MBA and MPP degrees from Duke University, focusing on finance and authoring a thesis on urban revitalization.

    Michael O'Mara

    Senior Vice President Capital Markets

    Avison Young

    • Michael O’Mara serves as a senior vice president of capital markets for Avison Young, focused on CRE investments, acquisitions, disposition and 1031 exchange work on a national basis.
    • He is a member of LOCUS | Smart Growth America in Boston, Massachusetts, working with regional and national economic development agencies, sponsors, and Opportunity Zone funds to help spur economic development and social impact investments.
  • The New Marketing Frontier: Digital + Data = Deals Webinar

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/27/2021

    This webinar will teach you how to market with flexibility, using the strength of digital platforms and data to adapt to ever-changing challenges. Our speakers will help you understand technology’s impact on marketing, and show you how collecting and analyzing data can reveal insights for both past and current efforts.

    COVID-19 fundamentally changed how we conduct and find new business, with many in-person meetings or transactions becoming virtual, and creating a new physical world as well, with more warehouses and distribution centers and fewer conference rooms and storefronts. What does that mean for business development in commercial real estate? In the “new normal,” tenant and customer needs are shifting, presenting a constantly moving target – and outreach methods and messages need to evolve with them.

    This session will teach you how to market with flexibility, using the strength of digital platforms and data to adapt to ever-changing challenges. Our speakers will help you understand technology’s impact on marketing, and show you how collecting and analyzing data can reveal insights for both past and current efforts. By developing a strategy that embraces this new information, you can level the playing field and stay steps ahead of your biggest competitors.

    Speakers:
    Anastasia Guadron, Principal, The Vividmark
    Alicia L. Koledin, Assoc. AIA, Founding Principal, AKcelerate

    Anastasia Guadron

    Principal

    The Vividmark

    • Anastasia's degree in writing, digital savvy, and interest in art supports small businesses with creative services to enhance company exposure: content creation, website design and management, brand development, print and online advertisement, video creation, and social media. 
    • Most of all, Anastasia loves to engage and empower her clients through coaching and training. 
    • As Creative Director and Principal at The Vividmark, Anastasia serves small businesses in the building and design community. 
    • Whether they are a new business or a company celebrating its 10th anniversary, Vividmark helps clients position themselves for growth with marketing services strategically matched alongside analytics and data.

    Alicia L. Koledin, Assoc. AIA

    Founding Principal

    AKcelerate

    • A “recovering architect,” Alicia has spent over two decades in the design, construction, and real estate industry. 
    • Before launching AKcelerate in 2017, she worked at prestigious international architecture firms including Gensler, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, and Diller Scofidio + Renfro. 
    • As an independent consultant, Alicia develops bespoke marketing, communications, and business development strategies for her clients that support aspirations and bolster growth potential.
    • Careful and concise messaging is her specialty, based on a journalistic background and a career of honing marketing materials to specific audiences.
  • Office Building Design: Strategies for a Reimagined Future Webinar

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/14/2021

    In this webinar, experts will present design strategies that building owners and developers can leverage to attract new tenants to their buildings, from hospitality and wellness-focused outdoor areas to social zones to mobility-ready ground floor spaces.

    As hybrid work styles are adopted post-pandemic and office workers look for a more purposeful trip to the office, tomorrow’s workplace will be a place where health and wellness, sustainability, and social responsibility are the essential drivers. What impact will these evolving needs have on our buildings, our business districts, and our cities? In this webinar, experts will present design strategies that building owners and developers can leverage to attract new tenants to their buildings, from hospitality and wellness-focused outdoor areas to social zones to mobility-ready ground floor spaces. You’ll also hear key findings from Gensler’s 2021 City Pulse Survey, which explores how developers are responding to shifts in global migration, remote working, urban affordability and other issues impacting commercial office building development across the globe. 

    Speakers:
    Duncan Lyons, Design Director, Gensler
    Sofia Song, Global Cities Lead, Gensler
    Ian Zapata, Design Director, Gensler

    This webinar is part of a six-part series on office-focused topics hosted by NAIOP throughout 2021.

    Duncan Lyons

    Design Director

    Gensler

    • Duncan Lyons is a design director and a global leader in Gensler’s Office Buildings Development practice.
    • He has over three decades of experience designing award-winning buildings for a variety of institutional and commercial clients in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
    • He is based in Washington, D.C.
    • Contact him at Duncan_Lyons@gensler.com.

    Sofia Song

    Global Cities Lead

    Gensler

    • Sofia Song is the global leader of cities research at Gensler’s Research Institute, where she leads a cross-disciplinary team to generate new insights and data to influence change at the city scale. Sofia also represents Gensler as a Strategy Officer at the World Economic Forum, focusing on how industries can catalyze change.
    • Sofia’s background includes leading research at proptech and real estate companies as well as roles in transit, community, and public space planning in various U.S. cities.
    • She is based in New York.
    • Contact her at Sofia_Song@gensler.com.

    Ian Zapata

    Design Director

    Genlser

    • Ian Zapata is a design director and a global leader in Repositioning & Landlord Services at Gensler.
    • Through Ian’s experience and tenure, he has always asserted that great design matters, and this is showcased through projects such as 400 Record, Verizon’s Hidden Ridge mixed-use campus, and the repositioning of several urban buildings to transform the future of cities.
    • He is based in Dallas.
    • Contact him at Ian_Zapata@Gensler.com.