Metropolis Forums

APRIL 28TH, 4:00PM–5:00PM EDT

HOW THE GLOBAL PANDEMIC WILL AFFECT REAL ESTATE

The COVID-19 pandemic has temporarily emptied out most of the commercial buildings in our cities, and promises to change how we use work, hospitality, retail, and wellness spaces in the future. With real estate calculations shifting as a result of both economic parameters and changing workstyles, how can we evolve and adapt the way we utilize commercial space? How can real estate professionals, architects, and designers, collaborate to find solutions for the new normal?

HOW THE GLOBAL PANDEMIC WILL AFFECT REAL ESTATE

Host

773.avinash Rajagopal Headshot Credit Nicholas Calcott

Avi Rajagopal

Editor in Chief
Metropolis

Avinash Rajagopal is the editor-in-chief of Metropolis magazine. He is an expert on product and interior design in the digital age, as a historian of contemporary design as well as a frequent speaker at key industry events. He is the author of Hacking Design (Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 2013). and has contributed to numerous volumes on architecture and design, including Adhocracy (Istanbul Design Biennial, 2012), Making Africa (Vitra Design Museum, 2015) and Atlas of Furniture Design (Vitra Design Museum, forthcoming). He has lectured on design history and writing at the School of Visual Arts, New York; the University of Texas at Austin; and the National Institute of Design, India.

Panelists

Damla Gerhart

Damla Gerhart

Sr Managing Director, Workplace practice
CBRE

Wes LeBlanc

Wes LeBlanc

Analytics Director, Principal
GENSLER

Jamie von Klemperer

Jamie von Klemperer

President
KOHN PEDERSEN FOX ASSOCIATES (KPF)