Adaptive Spaces

Where It’s At: Expert takes on creating the ideal office experience

June 27, 2023 38 Minute Listen

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Want a more engaged, productive workforce in the age of hybrid work? The key is rethinking the office with new design approaches, flexible space and an abundance of practical amenities. So say three workplace strategy experts—Industrious CEO Jamie Hodari and CBRE’s Lenny Beaudoin and John Stephens—in a discussion about the future of cities.

Where It’s At: Expert takes on creating the ideal office experience

June 27, 2023 38 Minute Listen

Where It’s At: Expert takes on creating the ideal office experience

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Key Takeaways:

  1. Micro-markets matter

    Office space utilization will outperform in neighborhoods where people can walk or bike to work or where the neighborhood itself is an amenity.
  2. The biggest office amenity is other people

    Getting influencers in the office and providing compelling spaces for them to connect will draw others back.
  3. Data & tech are key to operations

    Technology that helps manage digital infrastructure and anticipates where people will be and what their needs will be is fundamental to providing a modern workplace experience.


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Jamie Hodari

CEO and Co-Founder, Industrious

Jamie Hodari is the CEO and Co-Founder of Industrious, the highest-rated workplace-as-a-service company. Under his leadership, Industrious has grown to nearly 200 locations across more than 65 markets since its founding in 2013 and is recognized by commercial real estate leaders for its asset-lite model based on landlord partnerships rather than traditional leases. Most recently, Industrious was named one of America’s 500 fastest-growing companies by Inc. Magazine and appeared on Forbes’ annual list of “Best Startup Employers.” Hodari holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, an M.P.P. from Harvard University, and a B.A. from Columbia University.

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Lenny Beaudoin

Global Head of Workplace & Design, CBRE

Lenny Beaudoin oversees the integration of CBRE’s Global Workplace, Design, Occupancy practice to provide our clients competitive advantage through actionable workplace strategies, informed occupancy planning, thoughtful design, and superior delivery of the future work environment.

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John Stephens

Senior Director, Americas Consulting, CBRE

John Stephens is a Senior Director in CBRE’s Americas Consulting practice, with a background in economics, workplace strategy, portfolio strategy and organizational development. John advises occupier and investor clients on the real estate impacts of hybrid work, including the development of workplace utilization models, new approaches to space programming and geospatial frameworks focused on the future of cities.


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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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