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Best of Both Worlds: The Future of Office Is Hybrid Work

26 April 2022 25 Minute Listen

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A legacy of the pandemic is hybrid work. Economist Steven Davis and CBRE’s Julie Whelan join Spencer Levy to offer insights on what’s next for the workplace and how companies are approaching it.

Best of Both Worlds: The Future of Office Is Hybrid Work

26 April 2022 25 Minute Listen

Guests

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Steven J. Davis

Professor of International Business and Economics, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution

Steven J. Davis is an applied economist who studies business dynamics, worker outcomes, economic uncertainty, public policy, and other topics. He is known for influential research using longitudinal data on firms and establishments to explore business outcomes, labor market consequences, and economic performance. He is a co-founder of the Economic Policy Uncertainty project, the Survey of Working Arrangements and Attitudes, the Survey of Business Uncertainty, and the Stock Market Jumps project.

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Julie Whelan, CBRE

Global Head of Occupier Thought Leadership

Julie Whelan leads a global team of researchers tasked with identifying major trends impacting commercial real estate occupiers across all industries. Julie also works directly with CBRE professionals across the Advisory & Transaction Services business to advise clients on real estate markets and strategies around the world.

An expert on the future of work, Julie is particularly interested in how the fundamental shifts toward sustainability and flexibility are reshaping the strategy and utilization of space. As a public speaker, she provides critical context for both massive and subtle shifts in the commercial real estate market, and her analysis has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, USA TODAY, Forbes, Business Insider, Bloomberg, Axios, CNBC and more.

With decades of experience working on both the client and services sides of the industry, Julie built her career creating data-driven insights that influence the C-suite on matters related to real estate in large institutions. Before joining CBRE, she was the Vice President of Global Realty Services for State Street Corporation, where she built a team responsible for analyzing the strategic and financial impacts associated with real estate decisions globally.

Julie earned a Bachelor’s degree from Providence College, a Master’s in Business Administration from Suffolk University and completed the Commercial Real Estate Program at Boston University. She lives in Boston and enjoys traveling the world with her husband and three young children.

Host

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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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