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Such Great Heights: Lessons from being (extremely) out-of-office

November 14, 2023 31 Minute Listen


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Rob Lilwall was a high school teacher who, in need of a new direction, decided to walk across Siberia. This was the start of an avocation that he parlayed into a profession. Rob’s story is about conquering fears, overcoming setbacks, building inner resilience and reaching for higher goals, whether it’s climbing mountains or closing real estate deals.

Such Great Heights: Lessons from being (extremely) out-of-office

November 14, 2023 31 Minute Listen

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Rob Lilwall


Rob started his career as a high school geography teacher in England, but has transitioned into a career of adventuring and motivational speaking. His expeditions include a three-year expedition cycling from Siberia to London, a solo walk across the Taklamakan Desert and cycling across the U.S. Across his adventures, he has learned that our abilities are not fixed, and that we can grow in many ways, including to become more positive, courageous and resilient, especially when put in positions outside of our respective comfort zones.


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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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