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Silver Bells and Silver Linings: An Expert Panel on the Future of the Global Economy

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This week offers an inside look at CBRE’s recent panel discussion on the economic outlook and how it will impact the banking and financial services sector. Mark Zandi, Chief Economist for Moody’s Analytics, and Julie Whelan, Global Head of Occupier Research for CBRE, join Spencer to share their informed insights on 2021 and beyond.

Silver Bells and Silver Linings: An Expert Panel on the Future of the Globa...

December 22, 2020 17 Minute Listen


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Mark Zandi

Chief Economist, Moody’s Analytics

Mark M. Zandi is chief economist of Moody’s Analytics, where he directs economic research. Dr. Zandi is on the board of directors of MGIC, the nation’s largest private mortgage insurance company, and is the lead director of Reinvestment Fund, one of the nation’s largest community development financial institutions, which makes investments in underserved communities. Moody’s Analytics, a subsidiary of Moody’s Corp., is a leading provider of economic research, data and analytical tools. Dr. Zandi is a cofounder of, which Moody’s purchased in 2005.

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Julie Whelan

Global Head of Occupier Thought Leadership

Julie Whelan is the Global Head of Occupier Research at CBRE. Based in Boston, Julie works closely with key CBRE leadership to provide insightful and timely analysis to help clients make informed real estate decisions. She works towards identifying trends that will impact office occupiers across industries in the U.S., Canada and Latin America. These trends and subsequent insight are presented via thought leadership pieces for CBRE professionals and clients.


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Spencer Levy

Global Chief Client Officer & Senior Economic Advisor

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.

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