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Don't Stop Believin': An Expert Roundtable About the Challenges of 2020 and the Opportunities for 2021

24 Nov 2021 43 Minute

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Spencer Levy moderates a roundtable featuring experts from CBRE, The Real Estate Roundtable and Hudson Advisors, who handicap a recovery for 2021, including how policy changes in Washington may influence the commercial real estate market.

Don't Stop Believin': An Expert Roundtable About the Challenges of 2020 and...

November 24, 2020 43 Minute


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Richard Barkham, Ph.D.

Global Chief Economist, Head of Global Research & Head of Americas Research

Richard Barkham leads a global team of nearly 600 research experts who help CBRE’s clients understand the forces shaping the commercial real estate industry. One of the world’s leading real estate economists, Richard combines the theoretical framework of an academic with hands-on experience in development to deliver actionable insights for real estate investors and occupiers. A frequent source for both clients and journalists navigating moments of economic volatility, he is particularly interested in the role government stimulus plays in long-term economic recoveries.

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Julie Whelan, CBRE

Global Head of Occupier Thought Leadership

Julie Whelan leads a global team of researchers tasked with identifying major trends impacting commercial real estate occupiers across all industries. Julie also works directly with CBRE professionals across the Advisory & Transaction Services business to advise clients on real estate markets and strategies around the world. An expert on the future of work, Julie is particularly interested in how the fundamental shifts toward sustainability and flexibility are reshaping the strategy and utilization of space.

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Ryan McCormick

Senior Vice President and Counsel of The Real Estate Round Table

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Ciccy Yang

Director of Global Markets for Hudson Advisorsy


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Spencer Levy

Global Chief Client Officer & Senior Economic Advisor, CBRE

Spencer Levy is the Global Chief Client Officer and Senior Economic Advisor for CBRE, the largest commercial real estate firm in the world. Spencer leads a team of Global Client Care professionals around the world who are responsible for account management and client experience programs designed to ensure seamless client execution across business lines and geographies, with the goal of consistently delivering exceptional client outcomes. Spencer will focus on both top Occupier and Investor clients.