Collaboration. Culture. Serendipitous interactions. The mainstays of our worklives have been replaced by Zoom fatigue, a sense of isolation and a decrease in productivity and happiness. Join us as we hear from industry experts about how landlords expect workers to use their space differently as we return to the office, from changes in the size and spacing of work areas to the programming of the entire office to accommodate different types of work. This will be a lively discussion in anticipation of a return to normalcy.
Claire Donegan Brown is a Project Manager on the Boston Regional Development team for Boston Properties (BXP). BXP, a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT), is one of the largest owners, managers, and developers of first-class office properties in the United States, with significant presence in five markets: Boston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington, DC. The Boston Development team is responsible for overseeing all active development activities (The Hub on Causeway, Google HQ in Cambridge, ViewBoston Observatory, etc.) as well as the entire Boston regional development pipeline which includes both office and life sciences investments in both Boston and Waltham. Claire and her team are specifically responsible for development projects within the Boston urban market and currently manage The Hub on Causeway, 171 Dartmouth Street, ViewBoston Observatory, and all redevelopments at the Prudential Center. Claire has spent her entire real estate career with BXP, starting as an intern for the Boston leasing team in 2010 and, prior to her current role, serving as Director of Leasing responsible for the entire Boston urban leasing portfolio. Claire remains actively involved in CBA, NAIOP, NEWIRE, and CoreNet New England real estate groups. Claire received a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies and continues to mentor current Colby Women’s Lacrosse players.
Vicki brings over 20 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. Her experience ranges from leasing and asset management, acquisitions, dispositions, redevelopment, repositioning, property management and occupier consulting. Vicki works alongside the Boston advisory team to provide consulting services to our occupier clients, both locally and around the globe. These services include workplace strategy, financial analytics, labor analytics, transaction management, portfolio strategy and more.
As a Senior Vice President of Transactions and Asset Management at the firm, Matt oversees a select portfolio of office assets focused on value-add & core investments made with firm’s institutional joint venture partners. Matt is responsible for the implementation of the business plans for these assets including leasing, capital improvements and redevelopment initiatives. In addition, Matt manages investor reporting as well as maintaining and expanding investor, broker & tenant relationships. Matt is also responsible for sourcing new investment opportunities as well as playing a key role in all transactions including acquisitions, dispositions and refinances throughout the portfolio. Prior to joining Synergy, Matt worked at Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, formally Grubb & Ellis Company, where he built a successful practice specializing in Downtown Boston leasing, representing both landlords and tenants. He received both local and national recognition as one of the company’s top rising stars as well as one of the most respected commercial advisers within the Boston market. Matt is a graduate of Rollins College, Brooks School & the Fay School. At Rollins, Matt received a degree in Political Science and Business. Matt has been very active within Boston’s commercial real estate and philanthropic communities. He is past president of The Business Associates Club, former chair of NAIOP’s Developing Leaders Executive Committee, and a member of the Greater Boston Real Estate’s Commercial Brokers Association (GBREB-CBA). In addition, Matt currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Brooks School Alumni Board and is a current member of the Facilities Committee at The Meadowbrook School.
Dan Domb is involved in Rockpoint’s eastern United States investment and asset management activities. Mr. Domb is based in Rockpoint’s Boston office. Prior to joining Rockpoint in 2006, Mr. Domb worked at UBS in the Real Estate, Lodging and Leisure Investment Banking Group for two years. Mr. Domb received a B.S. in Finance and Accounting from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University.
Haril A. Pandya, FAIA LEED AP is Senior Vice President and Managing Director of the Boston office of NELSON Worldwide. Haril’s background is in Asset Strategy – the holistic analysis and solution-oriented practice focused on unique design solutions around building repositioning, portfolio opportunity analysis, rebranding of assets, authentic revitalization, and the adaptive reuse of buildings around the country. Prior to joining NELSON, Haril held the position of Principal and Director of Asset Strategy and Repositioning at CBT Architects, where he oversaw several significant ground up, repositioning, and adaptive reuse projects such as 1 Post Office Square, 225 Franklin Street, Post at 200 Smith, 99 Summer Street, Center Plaza, Schrafft’s City Center, and 28 State Street to name a few of the almost 100 transformative projects he has lead nationally. His client list has been broad, and has included Blackstone Group, Shorenstein, Rockpoint, The Davis Companies, Synergy Investments, Anchorline Properties, Heitman Group, and Flatley Companies among many others.