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Building a Mystery: Construction Amid Uncertainty and Inflation

July 26, 2022 37 Minute Listen


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Inflation, supply chain disruptions, labor shortages, rising energy prices and stricter regulations are changing the game for the construction industry. CNY Group’s Ken Colao and strategist Dr. Rebecca Homkes discuss the best approaches to managing projects through uncertainty.

Building a Mystery: Construction Amid Uncertainty and Inflation

July 26, 2022 37 Minute Listen


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Dr. Rebecca Homkes

High Growth Strategy Consultant and Lecturer at the London School of Business

Dr. Rebecca Homkes is high-growth strategy specialist, working with CEOs and executive teams focused on growth and success through uncertainty. She is a Lecturer at the London Business School (LBS)’s Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Faculty at Duke Corporate Executive Education, and previous Fellow at the London School of Economics’ Centre for Economic Performance. Her playbook for breakthrough growth through uncertainty – Survive Reset Thrive – is the go-to resources for high growth companies across the globe who work with her boutique consultancy.

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Kenneth M. Colao

President and CEO, CNY

Ken Colao is a recognized leader and entrepreneur in the construction industry with more than 38 years of experience as a principal of several major firms, working on domestic and international high-profile projects. As Founder, President and CEO of CNY, Ken leads an innovative solutions oriented Manhattan- based company that is credited with leading change in the industry including “open shop” construction that disrupted the labor marketplace for large-scale development. As a thought leader and early adopter of ESG initiatives at CNY he brings a discipline and an approach to problem solving that fulfills objectives of clients and designers.


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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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