The Tenant Experience Network (TEN) features leading commercial real estate (CRE) professionals in conversation with HILO Co-founder & CEO, David Abrams. Each episode cuts through the ever-evolving, and sometimes polarizing opinions around the future of the workplace, and what it means for the importance of buildings and tenant experience.
From hybrid solutions to newly imagined spaces and amenities, TEN covers the latest thinking and insights on all things property and tech from people in the trenches: building owners, property managers, tenants and leading PropTech founders.
Michael Przytula | Managing Director | Intelligent & Digital Workplaces | Accenture | The people side of workplace technology
Season 4 / Episode 2 / 36:20
In this episode, Michael notes that the built environment has really pivoted to being about the experiences and spaces that make a workplace that people love to work in. His ultimate goal is to create a standardized, streamlined and unified experience, no matter where people work.
Antonia Cardone | Americas Lead | Total Workplace | Cushman & Wakefield | The value of being together in the workplace
Season 4 / Episode 1 / 41:46
In this episode, Antonia shares a number of reasons people want to be in the office. In the past, being in the office was about having access to “stuff”, whereas today the new emphasis is on socialization and collaboration. She suggests that while amenities and environment are important, the “value” of being together is the real driver of spending time in the office.
Kendall Pretzer | CEO | Grace Hill | The creative and flexible imperative for hybrid work success
Season 3 / Episode 22 / 35:01
In this episode, we learn that Kendal believes hybrid work may well be the new normal, and companies must be flexible and creative to help it succeed. Kendall reminds us that people are people, and there is a need for some in-person collaboration and casual conversation.
Sara Tabita | Community Experience Manager | Granite Properties | Facilitating workplace needs through tenant partnerships
Season 3 / Episode 21 / 27:02
In this episode, Sara acknowledges the shift from office space to office experience, and the need for buildings to provide their tenants with unique and memorable experiences that will also foster a sense of community. She stresses the importance of communication to help inform customers of any changes that may be necessary to deliver a better workplace experience.
Jennifer Djurkovic | CEO | Djurkovic Investment Properties | Following a family legacy in CRE
Season 3 / Episode 18 / 28:35
In this episode, we learn that Jennifer has a wealth of knowledge in New York City CRE and is always tapping into the pulse of the industry. She offered insights into what people really want from buildings and how building operators are responding, emphasizing the need for innovation to support new talent and retain current employees.
Dara Friedman | Managing Director | BentallGreenOak | The tenant engagement imperative in CRE
Season 3 / Episode 17 / 27:04
In this episode, Dara shares that building operators and occupiers must focus on tenant engagement, creating alignment through their approach. Amenities, health and wellness, energy use and reducing operational costs, are all key drivers of supporting human capital and contributing to the delivery of great customer experiences.
Nicole Dallas | Global Head of Technical Services | Cushman & Wakefield | Increasing amenity choices for great tenant experiences
Season 3 / Episode 16 / 29:20
In this episode, Nicole shares that even before the pandemic she always worked remotely with her team located around the world, however, she does recognize the role that amenities play in helping define great tenant experience, largely due to the need to increase tenant “choices”.
Marcie Williams | CEO | RKW Residential | Creating community to retain building residents
Season 3 / Episode 15 / 28:21
In this episode, Marcie shares that creating community has become RKW’s #1 priority, with residents 70% more likely to renew if they connect with just 6 people in their communities. To achieve this goal, multifamily spaces are evolving to accommodate new use cases and provide more outdoor offerings.
Rasheq Zarif | Co-founder & COO | ReWyre | Helping ReWyre the built world and future-proof buildings
Season 3 / Episode 14 / 26:37
In this episode, Rasheq shares his belief that the only way to optimize real estate again is to challenge building operators to create better workplace environments that people will want to spend time in. Rasheq views Tenant Experience, Safety and Security, and Climate Change as three main components of the Proptech ecosystem that are driving demand for emerging technology solutions.
Michael Beckerman | CEO | CREtech | Putting a spotlight on tech and innovation in the built world
Season 3 / Episode 13 / 36:12
In this episode, Michael shares his career journey from public relations for commercial real estate to launching a small news aggregator that has grown into something much bigger, now CREtech. Michael saw an opportunity to put a spotlight on innovation in the built world and create a global audience of startups, commercial real estate operators and venture capitalists.
Amy Carroll | President | Trademark Properties | Is Commercial Real Estate a dinosaur?
Season 3 / Episode 12 / 33:35
In this episode, Amy discusses the need for buildings to be more competitive, especially when stacked up against newer construction. Technology has been focused on the operations side of the business, but it’s not enough. With HR managers now involved in every real estate decision, now is the time to tap into what is most important – delivering what tenants really want.
Josh Berger | VP | Norman Bobrow & Co | Ping pong or conference rooms? What do tenants really want?
Season 3 / Episode 11 / 33:15
In this episode, Josh shares his views on the return to the physical workplace and on the Manhattan real estate market. I loved how Josh expressed his learned belief that ‘there is no one size fits all,’ and that every situation is unique. Savvy landlords see that helping their customers to attract and retain tenants is now a priority.
Steven Rotter | Vice Chairman | JLL | Why every deal matters and now is the time to invest
Season 3 / Episode 10 / 36:40
In this episode, Steven shares his strong belief that businesses will continue to see NYC as an important location to have a physical presence, albeit with different use cases and purposes. Interestingly, a majority of the deals that are getting done today are with buildings that are offering new, or expanded services and amenities to attract new tenants.
Bob Knakal | Chairman NY Investment Sales | JLL | A titan in NY CRE shares his story and insights
Season 3 / Episode 9 / 42:36
In this episode, Bob shares his personal experience working through the pandemic and how his own thinking has evolved and changed. Bob believes that working in the office is more fun and hopes that people will continue to find their way back to the office and rediscover the many ways in which the commute can provide valuable time to read, listen to audiobooks or your favorite podcast.