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From public health and mass transit, to individual wellbeing and the global economy, COVID-19 has had broad and varying effects on our society and communities at large.

As we navigate uncertainties and the evolving pandemic, we are rethinking, adapting and redefining what it means to reopen the economy and our work environments safely and effectively.

With this in mind, CBRE convened a panel of experts, each a leader in their fields, to share their insights on where we are and where we’re headed as local economies continue to reopen.

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Expert Roundtable Recording

 

Reopening the World’s Workplaces | Expert Perspectives on the Journey Ahead
June 16, 2020

 

Featured Speakers

JANNO LIEBER – Chief Development Officer of the MTA and President of MTA Construction & Development

JANNO LIEBER – Chief Development Officer of the MTA and President of MTA Construction & Development

John (“Janno”) Lieber was appointed Chief Development Officer of the Metropolitan Transit ity (MTA) by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo in May 2017. Reporting to the MTA Chairman, Janno is also President of MTA Construction & Development, the organization responsible for capital planning and for the development and delivery of capital projects across the MTA. He also oversees the MTA Real Estate Department and is responsible for integrating real estate planning and economic development into MTA infrastructure projects. As President of World Trade Center Properties LLC from 2003-2007, Mr. Lieber was instrumental in the rebuild of the World Trade Center site following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. In that role he also offered development solutions that provide better mass transit facilities, something that came full circle when, in his new role with the MTA, he helped deliver the rebuilt WTC Cortlandt subway station to Lower Manhattan in 2018.
SHANNON R. MAGARI, ScD, MS, MPH – Principal and VP, Colden Corporation; and Visiting Scientist, Harvard School of Public Health

SHANNON R. MAGARI, ScD, MS, MPH – Principal and VP, Colden Corporation; and Visiting Scientist, Harvard School of Public Health

Dr. Shannon Magari, is principal owner of Colden Corporation, an occupational health and safety consulting firm. She holds a Doctor of Science in Environmental Health from Harvard University with a concentration in Occupational Epidemiology. She performs air quality research through an academic appointment at Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health and serves as President of the Northeast Biological Safety Association.
JOSHUA SHARFSTEIN, MD – Vice Dean, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University

JOSHUA SHARFSTEIN, MD – Vice Dean, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Sharfstein oversees the Office of Public Health Practice and Training and is Director of the Bloomberg American Health Initiative. He also holds a faculty appointment in the Department of Health Policy and Management. Previohzfangzhen.comly, Dr. Sharfstein served as the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the Principal Deputy Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Commissioner of Health for Baltimore City and as Health Policy Advisor for Congressman Henry A. Waxman.
RICHARD BARKHAM, PH.D. – Global Chief Economist & Head of Americas Research, CBRE

RICHARD BARKHAM, PH.D. – Global Chief Economist & Head of Americas Research, CBRE

Richard Barkham is a specialist in macro and real estate economics and is CBRE’s Global Chief Economist. Previohzfangzhen.comly, Richard was a Director of Research for the Grosvenor Group an international bhzfangzhen.cominess with circa $10bn of capital under management in real estate. He was also a non-Executive Director of Grosvenor Fund Management where he was involved in fund strategy, risk analysis and capital raising. Richard is the of two books and numerohzfangzhen.com academic and indhzfangzhen.comtry papers. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Reading where he taught, in the Departments of Economics and Land Management.
KAREN ELLZEY – Global Leader, Consulting & Analytics, GWS Leader for COVID-19 Response Management, CBRE

KAREN ELLZEY – Global Leader, Consulting & Analytics, GWS Leader for COVID-19 Response Management, CBRE

Karen Ellzey is the Executive Managing Director of Global Occupier Consulting for CBRE’s Global Workplace Solutions. The team delivers tailored solutions to occupiers of commercial real estate (including corporations, public sector clients, and healthcare institutions) through 200 consultants and client strategists worldwide. Karen is a recognized indhzfangzhen.comtry thought leader who brings over 25 years of consulting experience to her role. Most recently, she has been appointed to lead CBRE Global Workplace Solutions COVID-19 Response Management Team.