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I’ll Be There For You: The new landlord-tenant relationship

November 7, 2023 35 Minute Listen


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One’s an office occupier—Orrick’s Laura Saklad—and the other’s an office investor—CBRE Investment Management’s Julie Ingersoll. From opposite sides of the table, they discuss how property investors and occupiers can work together to facilitate return-to-office strategies and make the workplace a magnet for talent attraction and retention.

I’ll Be There For You: The new landlord-tenant relationship

November 7, 2023 35 Minute Listen

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Unique insights on what matters most today in commercial real estate.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Successful office occupancy strategies are about balancing employee flexibility with collaboration and professional development opportunities.
  2. The surrounding neighborhood is an important amenity for office space.
  3. The pandemic has brought landlords and tenants closer together, changing the relationship from adversarial to a partnership.


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Laura Saklad

Chief Operations Officer, Orrick

Laura is responsible for leading and directing all operational functions of Orrick, a law firm with more than 25 global offices. She works closely with the Orrick’s Board and Management Committee to execute the firm’s strategy.

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Julie Ingersoll

CIO, Americas Direct Real Estate Strategies, CBRE Investment Management

Julie joined CBRE Investment Management in October 2021 from CCP, an approximately $500 billion Canadian Pension Plan, where she was Managing Director overseeing portfolio strategy design and execution for 50 million square feet of U.S. residential and retail investments. At CPP, Julie focused on core-plus, value-add and development risk profiles, leading efforts across the investment lifecycle from identifying new strategies, originating and structuring joint ventures, acquisitions, asset management and dispositions.


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Spencer Levy

Global Client Strategist & Senior Economic Advisor, CBRE

Spencer Levy is Global Client Strategist and Senior Economic Advisor for CBRE, the largest commercial real estate services firm in the world. In this role, he focuses on client engagement and public-facing activities, including thought leadership work performed in conjunction with CBRE Research. He also serves as Co-Chair of the Real Estate Roundtable’s Research Committee.


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