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Round Here: Investment strategies for mixed-use environments

December 12, 2023 34 Minute Listen


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Mixed-use real estate can be thought of as several discrete projects—executed in parallel—within a block-by-block area, to create a whole that’s greater than the sum of its parts. Three seasoned CRE professionals discuss the metrics that matter most when measuring synergies across residential, retail, hospitality, office, medical and entertainment projects.

Round Here: Investment strategies for mixed-use environments

December 12, 2023 34 Minute Listen

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Key Takeaways:

  1. Mixed-use real estate is key to creating vibrant neighborhoods.
  2. Strong, vital neighborhoods are a critical amenity that helps office tenants attract the best talent.
  3. Investing in mixed-use environments is a key way to help differentiate investment strategies.


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Katie Grissom

Managing Director, U.S. Head of Retail & Mixed-Use, Nuveen Real Estate

Katie is responsible for leading a dedicated team of professionals across the U.S. that focuses on retail and mixed-use investments for Nuveen Real Estate, representing approximately $10 billion of value. As one of the largest investment managers in the world, Nuveen offers solutions for a range of investors across a broad array of asset classes.

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Sondra Wenger

Head of Americas Commercial Operator Division, CBRE Investment Management

Sondra Wenger is Head of the Americas Commercial Operator Division for CBRE Investment Management. In her current role, Sondra is responsible for providing overall leadership, strategic vision and driving growth in the Americas commercial real estate sector.

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Colin Yasukochi

Executive Director, Tech Insights Center, CBRE

Colin Yasukochi is Executive Director of CBRE’s Tech Insights Center where he leads a team that provides thoughtful real estate perspectives on the ever-evolving tech sector in the United States. As a pioneer in tech industry research in commercial real estate, Colin has been the lead author of CBRE’s tech-focused thought leadership pieces—including Scoring Tech Talent and Tech-30.


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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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