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What’s next for the Office of the Future

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Moderator:
Jamie Jackson | Managing Director, Office Practice Group, Colliers

Panelists:

Roelof van Dijk | Senior Director, National Research & Analytics, Colliers
Cathy French | Senior Vice President & Co - Managing Director, Workplace Advisory, Colliers

Agenda:
• Office occupancy & commuter patterns
• Or What have other’s been doing
• How are leading organizations moving forward with hybrid work?
• What is the purpose of the office in the future?




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Jamieson Jackson

Managing Director, Office Practice Group | GTA

Toronto Downtown

Jamie Jackson serves as the Managing Director for the GTA Office Practice Group.  He has been helping to grow the business since September 2020.  

Prior to joining Colliers, he was the Director of the Financial Services practice at Iron Mountain, where he had increasingly senior sales and sales management roles in the financial services and technology sectors.

He also took a 10 year detour into running an international marketing agency, ending up as the CEO until the entire business was sold and he returned to his selling roots in financial services.

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Cathy French

Senior Vice President & Co - Managing Director, Workplace Advisory | Canada

Toronto Downtown

Cathy brings 25 years of experience collaborating with clients to help them leverage the workplace as a strategic asset to attract, retain & engage top talent, enhance business performance, foster brand & culture, and manage cost.  She has advised organizations across the globe and across industries on new ways of working, employee experience & wellbeing, workplace transformation, change management, sustainability, and real estate optimization.

Prior to joining Colliers, Cathy worked for RBC as the head of Global Workplace Strategy and Design in the Corporate Real Estate group.  She led a  team of strategists and designers and was responsible for workplace strategy, and the design programs for office and retail, for the bank's 24M square foot portfolio.  Cathy developed the 'Workplace of the Future', a global strategy and program to transform RBC workplaces, to enable organizational objectives, enhance employee work experiences, and optimize the real estate portfolio. She used a design-thinking methodology to engage employees,  gather data and insights, and gain executive alignment. Cathy  implemented a measurement process to assess and quantify the effectiveness of the  workplace programs and to gather key learnings to apply for continuous improvement. These initiatives have laid the foundation to support the future of work at RBC.

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Roelof van Dijk

Senior Director, National Research & Analytics | Canada

Toronto Downtown

As Senior Director, Research & Analytics | Canada, Roelof leads the strategy and operation of Colliers Canada Research, delivering market intelligence initiatives that give Colliers and its clients a competitive advantage. He focuses on developing a high-performance national research team that leverages Colliers’ best-in-class market intelligence to produce relevant insights on local and national market and industry trends that inform client decisions, address market needs and support Colliers’ growth strategies.

Roelof has 15 years of experience covering the Canadian commercial real estate market. Prior to his career in commercial real estate, he also worked as a project manager and urban planning consultant for residential developers across the Greater Toronto Area.

Roelof is regularly cited in national publications, such as The Globe & Mail, CBC News, Bloomberg, Reuters, Maclean’s Magazine and the National Post, as well as in local outlets across Canada.

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