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.

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Guest Bios

Denis McGowan

Denis McGowan

Denis McGowan is the Global Head of Real Estate at Standard Chartered Bank, an international banking company headquartered in London with locations in 70 countries with more than 85,000 employees. Denis has more than 30 years of experience leading corporate real estate strategies.
Global Head of Real Estate at Standard Chartered Bank
Denis McGowan is the Global Head of Real Estate at Standard Chartered Bank, an international banking company headquartered in London with locations in 70 countries with more than 85,000 employees. Denis has more than 30 years of experience leading corporate real estate strategies.
Julie Whelan

Julie Whelan

Julie Whelan is the Global Head of Occupier Research at CBRE. Based in Boston, Julie works closely with key CBRE leadership to provide insightful and timely analysis to help clients make informed real estate decisions. She works towards identifying trends that will impact office occupiers across industries in the U.S., Canada and Latin America. These trends and subsequent insight are presented via thought leadership pieces for CBRE professionals and clients.
Global Head of Occupier Thought Leadership, CBRE 
Julie Whelan is the Global Head of Occupier Research at CBRE. Based in Boston, Julie works closely with key CBRE leadership to provide insightful and timely analysis to help clients make informed real estate decisions. She works towards identifying trends that will impact office occupiers across industries in the U.S., Canada and Latin America. These trends and subsequent insight are presented via thought leadership pieces for CBRE professionals and clients.
Manish Kashyap

Manish Kashyap

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.
Global Head of Advisory & Transaction Services – Agile, CBRE
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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