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I'm Still Standing: Urban Commercial Real Estate Retains Strong Appeal

June 7, 2021 37 Minute Listen

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What keeps drawing people to great cities like New York, London, Shanghai and San Francisco? Brookfield Real Estate CEO Brian Kingston and Head of U.S. Office Ben Brown join Spencer Levy to explore the cycle of urban reinvention and how it impacts office and retail assets and investment strategies.

I'm Still Standing: Urban Commercial Real Estate Retains Strong Appeal

June 7, 2021 37 Minute Listen

Guests

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Brian Kingston

Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Brookfield's Real Estate Group and Brookfield Property Partners

Mr. Kingston joined Brookfield in 2001 and was named CEO of Brookfield Property Partners in 2015. Under his leadership, Brookfield has conducted a wide range of mergers & acquisitions activities, including investments in Forest City Realty Trust, General Growth Properties and Canary Wharf.

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Ben Brown

Managing Partner and Head of U.S. Office in Brookfield’s Real Estate Group

He joined Brookfield in 2010 and has held various roles including leading acquisitions and dispositions for the office property business in New York, Boston and in London.

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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