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The Counselors’ What’s Next Webinar Series – Session 4
What’s Next for Real Estate and the Life Experience
The Counselors Webinar Series 2020
Date: September 10, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern, 1:00 PM Central, 12:00 PM Mountain, 11:00 AM Pacific
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One of the most entertaining and enlightening observers of the American and global urban scene, Spencer Levy believes the urban meccas that will thrive must possess a combination of three attributes: talent generation through universities, a work-live-play environment, and capital from foreign sources. He has developed a “cult following” with his discussion of the convergence of economic realities and the global city of the future.
Among the pervasive issues Mr. Levy and Moderator Mario Lefebvre, CRE, will discuss:
- What role will cities play within the forces of automation and globalization?
- Which office sub sectors are showing signs of resilience?
- What economic and real estate indicators are influencing recovery in the top cities around the world?
- Why are European markets more aggressive than the Americas and Asia Pacific countries in adopting hybrid models of work?
- Will multifamily remain relatively recession proof?
- How much stronger will the industrial and logistics sector become?
Experience Mr. Levy’s unique approach to spotting and presenting emerging trends—and Mr. Lefebvre’s witty, yet penetrating, moderating style—in one of the most spirited hours of real estate dialogue this year.
About the Speakers
Spencer Levy is the Chairman of Americas Research and Senior Economic Advisor for CBRE, the largest commercial real estate firm in the world. He is the chief spokesman for CBRE in the Americas and is one of the most sought-after speakers in the industry.
By leveraging his 23 years of experience in commercial real estate, Mr. Levy has redefined the role of research leader. He combines his experience as a lawyer and investment banker to create presentations that are deep, compelling, engaging, and entertaining. He also has guest lectured at major universities, including his alma maters Harvard and Cornell, in addition to Columbia, NYU, Johns Hopkins, and Georgetown.
Mr. Levy is a recipient of multiple industry awards, including the CORENET Luminary Award for Excellence in Public Speaking, the CBRE Trammell Crow Master Builder Award, and the CBRE Gary J. Bebon Teamwork Award. He sits on the boards of the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women and Harvard Alumni Real Estate.
Moderator Mario Lefebvre, CRE, is the Regional Director, Economics, at the Bank of Canada’s Quebec Regional Office. He previously served as Vice President of Research, Global Real Estate Markets, at Ivanhoe Cambridge Inc., in Montreal. His curricula vitae also includes the positions of President & CEO of the Quebec Urban Development Institute, a lobby group for Quebec’s commercial real estate industry, Director of the Centre for Municipal Studies for The Conference Board of Canada, the country’s largest economic think tank, and a previous role with the Bank of Canada as an economist.
Mr. Lefebvre holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Montreal and is the co-author of Power Play: The Business Economics of Pro Sports.