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The Price You Pay: The costs and benefits of creating a modern workspace

February 21, 2023 37 Minute Listen

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As businesses evolve their workspaces, construction projects must meet modern design needs to boost collaboration amid rising costs. Reidy Contracting Group’s Daniel Monteiro and CBRE’s Nic McNamara point the way.

The Price You Pay: The costs and benefits of creating a modern workspace

February 21, 2023 37 Minute Listen


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Daniel Monteiro

COO, Reidy Contracting Group

Daniel oversees operations for Reidy Contracting Group, a New York-based contracting firm focused on renovations, new construction and refurbishments. RCG has professionals to complete in-house budgeting/estimations, purchasing, scheduling of both preconstruction and construction phases, quality control and value engineering to partner with our clients and collaborate with their consultants.

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Nicolas McNamara

Director, Project Management, AMS

Nicolas McNamara holds the position of North American leader in CBRE's cost consulting business. Cost consulting is a crucial process in project management that involves a comprehensive range of activities, such as planning, estimating, budgeting, controlling and monitoring project costs. This systematic approach is aimed at identifying and analyzing the resources needed for a project, estimating their associated costs, and developing a budget that ensures the project meets its objectives while staying within the allocated budget.


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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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