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Listen to the Music: Lessons for Commercial Real Estate from Disruption in the Music Industry

August 3, 2021 34 Minute Listen

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After a year of pandemic-spawned disruption, the commercial real estate industry is undergoing a period of growth—and change. Spotify’s former Chief Economist Will Page joins Spencer Levy to discuss his new book, Tarzan Economics, and what lessons commercial real estate can draw from the music industry’s disruption.

Listen to the Music: Lessons for Commercial Real Estate from Disruption in ...

August 3, 2021 34 Minute Listen


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Will Page

Former Chief Economist, Spotify, Visiting Fellow, London School of Economics

Will Page is the author of ‘Tarzan Economics: Eight Principles in Pivoting through Disruption’, published by Simon & Schuster in the UK and Little Brown and Company in the US. He was formerly Chief Economist of Spotify and PRS for Music, where he pioneered Rockonomics. At PRS he published work on Radiohead's ‘In Rainbows’ and saving BBC 6Music. At Spotify he helped redefine catalogue, uncovered the anatomy of a hit and articulated the global value of music copyright. A passionate communicator, Will’s work is regularly featured in Billboard, The Economist and the Financial Times, His most recent publication on Twitch’s Rockonomics examines how live streaming will coexist with live music. He is a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics and a fellow at the Royal Society of the Arts.


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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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