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Born to Run: How Allbirds Is Charting Its Own Course in Retail

August 23, 2021 36 Minute Listen

Why are some direct-to-consumer brands now expanding to brick-and-mortar retail locations? Travis Boyce, the Global Head of Retail Operations at Allbirds, and CBRE’s Laura Barr join Spencer Levy to discuss the appeal of physical retail locations and the power and promise of sustainability in attracting modern consumers.

Born to Run: How Allbirds Is Charting Its Own Course in Retail

August 23, 2021 36 Minute Listen


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Travis Boyce

Head of Global Retail Operations, Allbirds

Travis Boyce is responsible for all retail operations at Allbirds, a San Francisco shoe company that is committed to incredible comfort and environmentally sustainable business practices. During his tenure, Allbirds has grown from an e-commerce retailer to a brick-and-mortar retailer with more than 30 locations in some of the most sought-after locations in the world.

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Laura Barr

Americas Retail Leader

Laura Barr is CBRE’s Americas Retail Leader for its Advisory & Transaction Services line of business. Laura is responsible for CBRE’s Retail growth strategy and client delivery across the firm's Retail leasing professionals.


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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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