Podcast | Creating Resilience

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

November 24, 2020 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

Guests

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Richard Barkham, Ph.D.

Director, Executive Managing

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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Ryan McCormick

Senior Vice President and Counsel of The Real Estate Round Table

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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. As a public speaker, she provides critical context for both massive and subtle shifts in the commercial real estate market, and her analysis has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, USA TODAY, Forbes, Business Insider, Bloomberg, Axios, CNBC and more.

With decades of experience working on both the client and services sides of the industry, Julie built her career creating data-driven insights that influence the C-suite on matters related to real estate in large institutions. Before joining CBRE, she was the Vice President of Global Realty Services for State Street Corporation, where she built a team responsible for analyzing the strategic and financial impacts associated with real estate decisions globally.

Julie earned a Bachelor’s degree from Providence College, a Master’s in Business Administration from Suffolk University and completed the Commercial Real Estate Program at Boston University. She lives in Boston and enjoys traveling the world with her husband and three young children.

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Ciccy Yang

Director of Global Markets for Hudson Advisorsy

Host

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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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