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Chicago OD Network: Real Estate in the “New World” - How it is Impacting Employees & Culture

  • June 25, 2021
  • 7:45 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Virtual - Via Zoom

The American office sector is coming out of a major jolt, going from booming demand for new space at the end of 2019 to the current state in which companies are evaluating whether they need as much office space.

As we move into the post-pandemic world, businesses are facing new challenges as the return to in-person work is becoming a reality. Office return timelines have been expedited significantly due to increased vaccine rollout. 80% of companies surveyed indicated they will be moving to some sort of “hybrid” office environment.

With HR & Operations under significant pressure to make decisions and communicate to employees, we will discuss the following questions and more:

  • What are the current plans for the return to working in person with your organization and/or your clients’ organizations?
  • What challenges may come up as a result?
  • What have been and will be the impacts on organizational cultures?
  • What are you as an HR/OD/L&D professional doing or can you do to help your organization and/or your client organizations move through these issues and evolve?


Emily Smith assists small to mid-sized privately held companies with their overall real estate. She focuses on developing and implementing custom real estate solutions that not only satisfy client’s short-term needs, but also achieves long term planning goals. She is a tenacious negotiator and consults on a wide variety of office and industrial transactions, in which she achieves highly-aggressive terms and great flexibility for her clients. Her Chicago-based organization is Bespoke Commercial Real Estate, and their official tagline is – “Real estate is your down payment on culture.”

This Event is Free

To Register

Email CODPNetwork@gmail.com by Tuesday, June 22,2021. You will receive a Zoom link the week of the program.

Program Format

Mix of presentation, large group & small group interactive discussions. Informal Zoom atmosphere. We will ask that all participants keep their camera on during the entire program, to promote good involvement and interaction.


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