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Sultans of Swing: The Popularity and Business of Golf

November 9, 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

Vice President

David Gossett is a Vice President 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-suite requirements with a focus on strategically reducing occupancy costs.

Mr. Gossett joined CBRE in 2016, bringing with him an understanding of corporate goals and objectives, a skillset that benefits clients and their real estate plans. Prior to working at CBRE, Mr. Gossett was a professional golfer on the PGA Tour for 15 years, during which he won the 2001 John Deere Classic. During his career as a professional golfer, he also served as President and CEO of his own corporation where he represented companies such as Rolex, Hugo Boss and Oakley.

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Jeff Woolson

Vice Chairman

Jeff Woolson serves as Vice Chirman 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 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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