Monday 21 June 2021
The new era of the blended worksplace
This webinar session is successfully held on 21 June 2021.
In this webinar, Mr Chris Alcock of Six Ideas by Dexus presented their latest research results on the “work from home” experience and how that might influence workplace models going forward. Chris provided an overview of the research results and the emerging trends for the Australian workplace, which indicates an encouraging future for our cities and the workplaces within them. Dr Henry Chin of CBRE presented on workplace trends in Asia Pacific. The presentations followed by a panel discussion lead by Amelie Delaunay of ANREV with expert insights from some of the leading property groups in Australia and around the globe, including Dexus, CBRE, ANREV and Ferguson Partners.
About the Research Study on Future Workplaces
At the start of the COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020, Six Ideas by Dexus, the workplace consultancy division of Dexus, commenced a comprehensive research study, surveying 7500 people working in Australian and New Zealand companies. The evidence base was one of the largest of its type and was focussed on the Australian context and surveyed the “work from home” experience and how that might influence workplace models going forward. Six Ideas by Dexus is working with a number of national Australian organisations on the development of their “post-COVID” workplaces that are a blend of in-office and remote working.
12:00 - 13:00 (UTC +8)
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Chris Alcock is a Principal of Six Ideas by Dexus, the workplace research and consulting division of Dexus. With a background in architecture and interior design, Chris moved into workplace consulting in 2004 and since then has created an extensive portfolio of advisory projects across the commercial, government, health care, science and education sectors. His current clients include an international London-based law firm, Australia’s national science agency, a federal government department and one of Australia’s leading universities. He has also led Dexus’s year-long ongoing research study into the opportunities of the blended workplace arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. His focus is on the use of space to catalyse and support organisational and cultural innovation, with a particular focus on stakeholder engagement, research, advocacy and change management.
Amélie Delaunay is the Director of Research and Professional Standards for ANREV. She is responsible for the development and implementation of ANREV’s Research, Performance Measurement and Professional Standards programmes in Asia Pacific, including market information and performance indices, global surveys and promotion of best practices for the industry.
Amélie has more than 19 years of experience in the real estate industry and a strong real estate consulting background initially with Ernst & Young. She has been based in Asia for more than 15 years.
Educated at the Sorbonne in Paris, where she was awarded a post graduate degree in Urban Geography, Town Planning and Real Estate, Amélie also has an Advanced Master's Degree in Urban and Real Estate Management from ESSEC Business School in Paris. Amélie is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Dr. Henry Chin leads CBRE's investor thought leadership across all regions and oversees all research activity in Asia Pacific. After joining CBRE in 2014, Henry was promoted to CBRE's Asia Pacific Strategic Group, the board which oversees CBRE's strategic direction in Asia Pacific, in 2016. From 2019-2020 he also served as Head of Research, EMEA.
Before joining CBRE, Henry was Head of Asia Pacific Research and Strategy at PGIM, Prudential Financials Inc. for two and half years. In this role, he was responsible for developing and providing real estate investment strategies in Asia Pacific.
Previously Henry was with Deutsche Bank Group, where hehad numerous roles, ranging from Global Real Estate Strategist to Co-Head of Real Estate for Asia Pacific for their Private Banking business. Henry was previously the Global Real Estate Strategist at RREEF offices in London and Hong Kong.
Henry is an Assistant Professor at National Taipei University (Taiwan); and a Visiting Professor at Oxford Brookes University (UK). He is also a member of Society of Property Researchers (SPR), Investment Property Forum (IPF), Urban Land Institute (ULI), Asian Public Real Estate Association (APREA), The Asian Association for Investors in Non-Listed Real Estate Vehicles (ANREV), International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC), SFC Hong Kong, HKS and UKSIP.
Kevin George is the Executive General Manager, Office at Dexus responsible for the group’s $22.5 billion Office portfolio. He has over 30 years of real estate experience with extensive knowledge of office markets, having held senior management roles with JLL and advising on major Australian precinct development projects. Kevin is an advocate of the importance of cities and their role in driving economic growth and has been a Board member of the Committee for Sydney since 2015.
Kevin holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Property major) from Curtin University (WA), is a licensed real estate agent in NSW, Victoria and WA, a Fellow of the Australian Property Institute and a Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. He is also a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Matt is the Managing Director, Head of Australia, for global Executive Search and Consultancy firm, Ferguson Partners. As the global leader in real asset focused executive searches and the number one ranked Compensation Consultancy for real asset firms, Fergusons have a deep client base through the sectors they service, across a broad range of real estate fund managers and investment groups including REITS, investment banks, private equity, advisory groups, superannuation funds and sovereign funds. Before joining Ferguson Partners, Matt was a founder and Managing Partner of a leading real estate and infrastructure-focused executive search and consultancy business.
Prior to his time in executive search, Matt has had extensive experience in direct real estate, equities and funds management over 25 years. He has worked as a valuer and consultant in direct property in the UK and Australia for global groups CB Richard Ellis and Jones Lang LaSalle, a senior REIT analyst for Hambros Equities, Head of Property Investments for Barclays Global Investors managing all real asset funds in Australia, General Manager for the Mirvac managed Capital Property Trust, presiding over a three-way stapling to move the company from and externalized to an internalized model, and subsequently, Head of Investments and Developments for the newly structured Mirvac Funds business, driving strategy and new business.
After leaving the executive of Mirvac, Matt has had a Non-Executive career alongside his Search and Consultancy responsibilities. He was Non- Executive Director of Mirvac Funds Limited between 2009 and 2013, and is currently Chairman of Centuria Healthcare Asset Management and a Non-Executive Director of Centuria Property Funds Limited, an Australian based Fund Manager with approximately $10 billion of real asset funds under management, including the ASX listed Office REIT, Centuria Office Fund.
Matt has a degree in Urban Estate Surveying from Nottingham Trent University and is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.