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7th Annual Real Estate Outlook: The State of Office Alternatives

December 15, 2021 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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After more than a year of working from home, owners, operators, tenants, and employees are all pondering what the future of office space will look like. This comprehensive discussion will explore how real estate stakeholders are balancing their needs with the anticipated return of the workforce: as summer wanes and fall approaches, a new reality will emerge that could impact the ongoing resilience of a historically critical asset class and the future of work as we know it.

Attend this leading-edge event to stay abreast of changing trends and drivers of demand in the commercial real estate ecosystem. Learn how industry idiosyncrasies will influence future space utilization, discuss flexible and hybrid alternatives, and explore the primary considerations and impacts for the returning workforce while contextualizing differing design challenges and geographic preferences when you join this discussion.



Michael Ball, CFA, , Vice Chair of the Alternative Investments Group, CFA Society New York


Spencer Levy, Global Chief Client Officer and Senior Economic Advisor, CBRE

2:50 PM | BREAK



Anthony Liu, CFA, Managing Director, Hines


Christelle Bron, Senior Managing Director, CBRE

Luke D. Goodwin, Senior Principal, Walton Street Capital, L.L.C.

Ines Olesen, Director, New York Office, and Life Science Investments and US Head of Dispositions, Nuveen

Liz Simon, Chief Operating Officer, Industrious

Ryan Simonetti, CEO and Co-Founder, Convene


Patrick Nessenthaler, CFA, CAIA, CRE, Vice Chair of the Alternative Investments Group, CFA Society New York

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Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the demand drivers, from a landlord and tenant perspective, for flexible and hybrid alternatives
  • Discuss the impact of space use decisions on the returning workforce, including ESG
  • Compare different flexible and hybrid office offerings
  • How will hybrid and flexible office alternatives impact building design (e.g., floorplates, load factors, et cetera) in the future
  • Residual demand for central business district office use has recalibrated to a new lower equilibrium. Is this an episodic or systemic trend?
  • With trends toward a more remote workforce, is the migration away from gateway cities to suburban locations a longer-term trend?
  • Recognize the economic impacts of the changing office landscape on owners and tenants and how shifts in usage impact neighborhoods