The Future of WORK+SPACE: Transforming the Office Market

Co-hosted by the American Institute of Architects DC and the George Mason University Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship.

The pandemic continues to disrupt how we work and what we expect from our work environment. These changes have brought uncertainty to the office market, rethinking of workspace design and building use, and challenges to the vitality of business centers and urban environments. Join us for a day of discussion and education on these critical trends for commercial real estate.


Doors will open at 8:30am, with programming beginning at 9:00am.

Reimagining the Post-Pandemic Economic Future

  • Ben Safran - Partner, McKinsey & Company

The Changing Nature of Work

  • Sarah Benzcik - Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Sarah Smith - Senior Manager, Future of Work, Deloitte Consulting LLP


Design and the Future of Work

  • Kimberly Sullivan - Principal and Co-Studio Director, Gensler

What Does Hybrid Work Mean For Retail

Moderated by: 

  • Gautham Vadakkepatt - Director, Center for Retail Transformation,George Mason University School of Business


  • Gary Rappaport - Chief Executive Office, Rappaport Companies
  • Victor Albisu - Chef and Restauranteur, Taco Bamba
  • Andrew Graham, AIA, NCARB - Senior Technical Director, LEO A DALY

Adaptive Residential Redevelopment of Obsolete Office Buildings

  • Jeff Goins - Partner, PNG Architects

Reinvigorating Downtown

Moderated by:

  • Eric Maribojoc - Director, Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship, George Mason University School of Business


  • Liz Price - Vice President, Real Estate and Parking, WMATA
  • Sarosh Olpadwala - Director of Real Estate, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning & Economic Development
  • Ella Faulkner - Vice President of Planning + Economic Development, Downtown BID

Closing Remarks

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