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Sultans of Swing: The Popularity and Business of Golf

09 Nov 2021 35 Minute Listen

Golf Course

Interest in golf surged during the pandemic. Course designer Beau Welling and CBRE’s Jeff Woolson and David Gossett (ex-professional golfer) join Spencer Levy to discuss the reasons for the renewed popularity, its durability and what the future holds for golf as a sport and a business.

Sultans of Swing: The Popularity and Business of Golf

November 9, 2021 35 Minute Listen


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Beau Welling

Founder & CEO, Beau Welling Design

Beau is the founder and CEO of Beau Welling Design, a landscape design firm with a unique expertise in golf course design. The firm has been involved in more than 100 developments, many of which feature golf as a centerpiece. Currently, Beau Welling is working on the development of one of the new championship golf courses at the brand new PGA headquarters in Frisco, Texas.

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David Gossett

Senior Associate

David Gossett is a Senior Associate in Advisory & Transaction Services with CBRE Nashville. Mr. Gossett specializes in office tenant representation for a wide range of client needs including lease renewals, site selection, corporate relocations and build-to-suit requirements with a focus on strategically reducing occupancy costs.

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Jeff Woolson

Executive Vice President, Golf & Resort Properties, CBRE

Jeff Woolson serves as Managing Director of CBRE's Golf & Resort Group. Since 1991, Jeff has been personally involved in the sale of more than $2.2 billion of leisure properties throughout North America. These properties include public and private golf courses, ski resorts, golf resorts, marinas, master-planned golf communities, and developable land. Over 90% of the transactions Jeff has completed involved the representation of owners, where he has employed a variety of marketing techniques including traditional, sealed bid, and open outcry auction.


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Spencer Levy

Global Chief Client Officer & Senior Economic Advisor

Spencer Levy is the Global Chief Client Officer and Senior Economic Advisor for CBRE, the largest commercial real estate firm in the world. Spencer leads a team of Global Client Care professionals around the world who are responsible for account management and client experience programs designed to ensure seamless client execution across business lines and geographies, with the goal of consistently delivering exceptional client outcomes. Spencer will focus on both top Occupier and Investor clients.

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