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Feeling Good: Why Wellness Certification is Good for People, Properties and Productivity

01 Feb 2022 38 Minute Listen

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Health and wellness are top of mind for investors and occupiers alike. The Center for Active Design’s Joanna Frank, QuadReal’s Jamie Gray-Donald, and BentallGreenOak’s Rob Naso join Spencer Levy to discuss fostering and measuring wellbeing in the workplace as well as the broader ESG considerations influencing today’s real estate market.

Feeling Good: Why Wellness Certification is Good for People, Properties and...

February 1, 2022 38 Minute Listen


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Joanna Frank

President & CEO, Center for Active Design

Joanna Frank is the Founding President & CEO of the Center for Active Design (CfAD), where she advances design and development practices to foster healthy and engaged communities. CfAD is the operator of Fitwel, a unique certification system originally developed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Fitwel has translated the global public health evidence base into practical design and operational strategies for buildings and communities to optimize health.

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Jamie Gray-Donald

Senior Vice President, Sustainability & EHS, QuadReal Property Group

As the QuadReal’s lead for Sustainability & Environmental, Health & Safety, Jamie finds ways that sustainability practices enhance prudent growth and sustainable returns, from development through to asset management. In 2020, QuadReal became one of the first investors to receive Fitwel Viral Response certification for their office portfolio.

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Rob Naso

Managing Director & Head of Asset Management, BentallGreenOak

Rob is the Head of Asset Management-US for BentallGreenOak (BGO). BGO is a global real estate investment and management platform with approximately $70 billion of assets under management. In March, BGO received a Fitwel Best in Building Award, which is awarded by the Center for Active Design for firms that have demonstrated exceptional leadership in the field.


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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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