Podcast | Evolving Workforces

Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow: Culture, Collaboration, Flexibility and the Future of Work

June 22, 2021 34 Minute Listen

Employees want more flexibility. What does this mean for how companies think about office space? Denis McGowan, Global Head of Real Estate at Standard Chartered Bank, along with CBRE's Julie Whelan and Manish Kashyap, join Spencer Levy to discuss the value of flexible workspaces, what the move towards hybrid work means for company culture, lessons from the economic recovery in Asia and more.

Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow: Culture, Collaboration, Flexibility and...

June 22, 2021 34 Minute Listen


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Julie Whelan, CRE

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.

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Manish Kashyap

Global President, Advisory & Transaction Services

Manisa Kashyap is Global Head of Advisory & Transaction Services – Agile at CBRE. Based in Singapore, Kashyap leads and leverages a global network of top advisory talent to present agile solutions across a wide spectrum of clients including occupiers, operators and investors. From coworking and flexible space to optimized portfolios, Kashyap collaborates with leaders overseeing other aspects of the company’s Agile strategy. In addition, Kayshap serves as the Regional Managing Director of CBRE’s Advisory & Transaction services business in Asia Pacific where he oversees a team of 2,000+ professionals across 15 cities and 80 offices.


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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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