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Dave Barban is senior director of corporate real estate and workplace solutions for the Americas at Wolters Kluwer, and oversees the North and South American portfolios for all Wolters Kluwer business lines. The portfolio under his purview consists of approximately 2.5 million square feet and 80 properties with an annual cost of over $60 million per year. Since 2008, the CRE team has been working on an ever-evolving workplace strategy; the goal of which is simply to more strategically design and allocate space in response to the dramatic changes in how and where people are getting their work done.
K.C. Cleary is a partner on the strategic advisory team at Fifth Wall. Prior to joining Fifth Wall, he spent five years in management consulting at McKinsey, where he led transformations for consumer and retail clients. Conway is from Detroit and currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children. He graduated from Harvard College with a BA in economics and from the Anderson School at the University of California Los Angeles with an MBA.
Mark Gibson is CEO of JLL Capital Markets, Americas. Prior to the company's HFF acquisition, he was a founding partner of HFF LP, having joined HFF’s predecessor firm, Holliday Fenoglio, & Company, in 1984. Gibson leads nearly 2,000 capital markets professionals across the United States, Canada, and Latin America and shares responsibility for the strategic direction, growth, and client activities of JLL's global capital markets business, as a member of the firm's global capital markets board.
Revathi Greenwood is the global head of data and insights for Cushman and Wakefield with overall responsibility for the data strategy for the company. She provides leadership to professionals who are focused on producing predictive, timely and interpretative analysis on the latest real estate trends. A well-established thought leader, Greenwood has 22 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, advising on properties valued at more than $15 billion for various clients. She brings significant consulting and corporate finance experience as well as strong global exposure across Europe and Asia.
Rob Griffin has been a leader in the U.S. capital markets industry for the past 38 years. He joined Newmark in 2015 as U.S. head of capital markets and president of the New England area. He leads a capital markets team offering multiple specialties, including the marketing and sale of office, industrial, retail, medical, life science and multifamily assets. Griffin also works closely with Newmark’s Boston-based leasing teams on many of their complex, high-profile assignments. He chairs the Boston Children’s Hospital Board Trust Board and is a founding chairman of Champions for Children’s, a multi-million-dollar fundraiser for the hospital which has evolved into the hospital’s top annual fundraising event. He is also involved in many Catholic charities and a member of the executive board of advisors for the Ron Burton Training Village.
Mara Hauser created 25N Coworking as suburban workspaces where members could seamlessly flow from focused work to making useful connections. With three locations in the first 30 months of 25N Coworking’s existence, she developed a flexible Management Services Agreement model with performance incentives and greater upside potential than traditional leases. As a thought leader, Hauser influences over 30 independent coworking operators as former president of the League of Extraordinary Coworking Spaces (LExC), serves on the Global Workspace Association (GWA) advisory board, and has led multiple coworking and design-related GWA panels and webinars. She is also a regular headliner at the annual GWA Flex Office Conference and regularly contributes to the Everything Coworking Podcast.
Brian Lindenberg is vice president of asset management at Black Creek Group, a leading real estate investment management firm. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing asset management of the firm’s office holdings. Lindenberg has more than 10 years of real estate experience and prior to joining Black Creek in 2019, he served as vice president of asset management at The Praedium Group, a private equity fund manager, where he was responsible for the oversight of 800,000 square feet of office assets and a $1.3 billion national multifamily portfolio encompassing over 6,000 units. Before that, Mr. Lindenberg served as Senior Associate of Asset Management at Shorenstein Properties, a fully-integrated national office and mixed-use real estate investment company, where he worked on a $3 billion office property portfolio encompassing seven million square feet.
Kate North is a workplace advisor with more than 25 years of experience. North’s forte is in helping her clients create innovative workplace strategies and adopt new ways of working. Since COVID-19, she has been leveraging her extensive background in “distributed work” to develop sustainable solutions that allows employees to work at their best. Kate is also the founder of the Workplace Evolutionaries (WE), serving as the global chair, and has authored two books and over forty case studies. North serves on the IFMA board of directors and lives her passion of “changing the world, one workplace at a time.”
Julie Seitz joined Delta Air Lines in 2019 as managing director for corporate real estate to oversee all aspects of the office space portfolio, lead the design direction for passenger-facing spaces and the airport facility maintenance, and condition programs that drive customer experience and impacts the overall reputation of the airline. She has been managing the airline’s COVID-19 efforts over the past several months. Prior to Delta, Seitz built, led and scaled the global workplace function at Coca-Cola to over 100 countries and was responsible for strategy through day-to-day operations of their global real estate office and R&D portfolio. Leading a 132-year-old company into the future of work was a challenge Seitz signed up for in 2010, starting with a major initiative she led to reimagine and transform Coca-Cola’s world headquarter campus.