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Eye of the Tiger: Athletes offer insights on achieving business excellence

February 7, 2023 40 Minute Listen

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Sports can teach business a lot about turning a staff into a team and promoting a culture that helps everyone thrive. In this episode, CBRE’s Peter Stewart, Nicole Levenson and Hugues Levis share thoughts on how athletics can help to build winning teams, the power of perseverance and the benefits of camaraderie.

Eye of the Tiger: Athletes offer insights on achieving business excellence

February 7, 2023 40 Minute Listen


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Nicole Levenson

Sr Specialist, Communications

Dedicated to the CBRE Bay Area life science practice, Nicole Levenson focuses on business development and managing creative direction of new business pursuits. A San Diego native, Nicole is a world-class triathlete and currently trains with her husband for various Ironman and triathlon events. She ran division 1 track for UCSD and now competes for the Elite Spaero Triathlon team.

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Peter Stewart

Senior Valuer, CBRE Australia

Peter Stewart is a Senior Valuer in the Valuation and Advisory Services of CBRE Melbourne. He joined the company about six months before his record-setting swim, becoming at 66 the sixth-oldest person to swim the English Channel and third-oldest Aussie. Before joining CBRE, Peter worked and lived abroad for 20 years and ran an Adventure Travel operation in India and across parts of Asia. Peter has also competed in 4 Ironman triathlons, including the World Championships in Kona, Hawaii, and about 105 others.

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Hugues LEVIS

Consultant Immobilier

Hugues is an Industrial and Logistics consultant in CBRE’s Lille office. Northern France has the highest concentration of logistics warehouses in Europe. Hughes has been working at CBRE for three years, after ten years as operation manager at a stevedoring company in the port of Dunkirk. Hughes is a private aircraft pilot and spends much of his time between Lille and Wissant, the traditional end-point for English Channel swims near where he and his team greeted Peter during and after his swim.


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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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