This fall represents a big moment as many corporations across the country (and globally) re-open their office buildings and spaces. But it seems everyone has a different plan: Some firms have decided to embrace work-from-home and are all but eliminating their corporate real estate footprint. Others are going to the far extreme and demanding that all employees return to the office full time as of a specific date. And, everything in between.

Join us online from August 30 to September 2, as we bring together the largest and fastest growing corporations to compare notes on their reopening plans, creating new ideas and learning from each other at this extraordinary time. Assembled together for a special national / global online conference are hundreds of executives active in corporate real estate, facilities, workplace strategy, human resources and IT across major industries including technology, finance, law, accounting, healthcare, education, telecommunications, consumer services, insurance, food & beverage, and entertainment.

Topics to be addressed include:

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The changed relationship between
real estate and talent attraction

Updated priorities for workplace
layouts & design

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How company policies are adapting
to the new normal

How leasing, rents and lease terms
are changing

Where new technology
& innovations are saving the day

Revisiting healthy building and clean office space standards

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Looking at co-working and flexible
office with new eyes

Up-to-date data and metrics
to measure the workplace
of the near future

Join us online from August 30 to September 2, as we bring together the largest and fastest growing corporations to compare notes on their reopening plans, creating new ideas and learning from each other at this extraordinary time. 

Topics to be addressed include:

TopicsInclude-ROOC-1-Talent-Podium

The changed relationship between
real estate and talent attraction

Updated priorities for workplace
layouts & design

TopicsInclude-ROOC-3-Policy-Document

How company policies are adapting
to the new normal

How leasing, rents and lease terms
are changing

Where new technology
& innovations are saving the day

Revisiting healthy building
and clean office space standards

TopicsInclude-ROOC-7-Coworking-Flexible

Looking at co-working and flexible
office with new eyes

Up-to-date data and metrics
to measure the workplace
of the near future

BREAK THROUGH THE VIRTUAL WALL & CONNECT

RETHINK Office uses an innovative virtual conference format that combines networking and panel discussions into one easy-to-use platform. Join live to connect with attendees and speakers before and after each content session.

The platform allows you to see who is participating and speak with them via chat or video. Meet one-on-one or in small groups; engage with speakers; move from table to table to mingle; exchange contact info and follow up later.

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AGENDA AT A GLANCE

12:00 PM ET
Keynote with Lisa Picard, CEO of EQ Office

1:15 PM ET
Top Firms Discuss What’s Changed & What Hasn’t

12:00 PM ET
Workplace Layouts & Design

1:15 PM ET
Leasing, Rents, and Lease Terms 

12:00 PM ET
New Technology & Innovations 

1:15 PM ET
Healthy Building & Clean Office Space Standards

12:00 PM ET
How Company Policies are Adapting 

1:15 PM ET
Additional Session to be announced

AGENDA AT A GLANCE

12:00 PM ET
Keynote with Lisa Picard,
CEO of EQ Office

1:15 PM ET
Top Firms Discuss
What’s Changed & What Hasn’t

12:00 PM ET
Workplace Layouts
& Design

1:15 PM ET
Leasing, Rents,
and Lease Terms 

12:00 PM ET
New Technology &
Innovations 

1:15 PM ET
Healthy Building &
Clean Office Space Standards

12:00 PM ET
How Company Policies
are Adapting 

1:15 PM ET
Additional Session to be announced

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Lisa Picard

Lisa Picard
CEO
EQ Office

SPEAKERS & FEATURED PARTICIPANTS

Ellen Albert

Ellen Albert
EVP
ViacomCBS

Peter Babigian

Peter Babigian
Partner
Cerami

Dena Cohen

Dena Cohen
Partner
Herrick

Mary Curtiss

Mary Curtiss
Head of Sustainability
& Digitization
Hewlett Packard

Emmanuel Daniel

Emmanuel Daniel
Director – Smart Buildings
& Campuses
Microsoft

Michael Davidson

Michael Davidson
Managing Director
Head of Corporate Real Estate
JPMorgan Chase

Michael Demetriou

Michael Demetriou
President & CEO
Opear MD

William Elder

Bill Elder
EVP & Managing Director
NYC
RXR Realty

Jamie Feuerborn

Jamie Feuerborn
Principal of Workplace Strategy
Ted Moudis Associates

Linda Foggie

Linda Foggie
Senior Vice President
Turner & Townsend

Adam Frazier

Adam Frazier
VP – Head of New York Leasing
Oxford

Chase Garbarino

Chase Garbarino
Co-Founder & CEO
HqO

John Gilbert

John Gilbert
EVP & CTO
Rudin Management

Tracy Hawkins

Tracy Hawkins
VP – Real Estate
& Remote Experience
Twitter

Andrea Himmel

Andrea Himmel
Director ‐ Acquisitions
Himmel & Meringoff Properties

Leslie Himmel

Leslie Himmel
Partner
Himmel & Meringoff Properties

Jonathan Iger

Jonathan Iger
Chief Executive Officer
Sage Realty

Stacey Johnson

Stacey Johnson
Head of Leadership
& Culture
Kraft Heinz

Al Kinisky

Al Kinisky
Global Real Estate Strategist
SAP

Michelle Lindgren

Michelle Lindgren
Head of Workplace Innovation
Wells Fargo

Bruce MacAffer

Bruce MacAffer
SVP & Head of Group Real Estate Americas
WPP

Doug Manz

Doug Manz
Partner
& Director of Development
HYM Investments

Sheila Matuscak

Sheila Matuscak
Co-Founder & CEO
CoeoSpace

Allison Miller

Allison Miller
Head of Corporate RE
Americas
Diageo

Irene Mitsuhashi

Irene Mitsuhashi
Senior Director – Workplace Resources
Cisco

Michelle Myer

Michelle Myer
VP – Americas RE & Facilities
Oracle

Robert Paratte

Robert Paratte
EVP – Leasing
& Business Development
Kilroy Realty

Scott Philips

Scott Phillips
Senior Director – Global Workplace Solutions
Salesforce.com

Kevin Powell

Kevin Powell
Director – Emerging Building
Technologies
GSA

Amanda Quinton

Amanda Quinton
Sr. Director – Workplace Solution
Walgreens

Mahesh Ramanujam

Mahesh Ramanujam
President & CEO
US Green Building Council

Christopher Rising

Christopher Rising
President & COO
Rising Realty Partners

Laurie Rothenberg

Laurie Rothenberg
Assistant General Counsel
Real Estate & Workplace
Pfizer

Francisco Ruiz

Francisco Ruiz
Director of IoT – HQ
Oracle

Michael Seeve

Michael Seeve
President
Mountain Development

Jon Sheh

Jon Sheh
Director – Global Workplace Strategy
Johnson & Johnson

Megan Spinos

Megan Spinos
Director – Strategy
& Business Development

Vocon

Kathleen Terjesen

Kathleen Terjesen
Head of Global Business Services
Bose

Tony Vargas

Tony Vargas
Global Head of Workplace
Sprinklr

Philippe Visser

Philippe Visser
President – Related Office Development
Related

Erica Wagner

Erica Wagner
VP – PepsiCo Global Real Estate
PepsiCo

Gregg Weisser

Gregg Weisser
EMD – Commercial & Retail Leasing
The Moinian Group

Joanne Wright

Joanne Wright
Vice President
Enterprise Operations & Services
IBM

Steven Yates

Steven Yates
Director of RE & Office Operations
VOX Media

SPEAKERS & FEATURED PARTICIPANTS

  • Ellen Albert, EVP, ViacomCBS
  • Peter Babigian, Partner, Cerami
  • Dena Cohen, Partner, Herrick
  • Mary Curtiss, Head of Sustainability & Digitization, Hewlett Packard
  • Emmanuel Daniel, Director – Smart Buildings & Campuses, Microsoft
  • Michael Davidson, Managing Director & Head of Corporate Real Estate, JPMorgan Chase
  • Michael Demetriou, President & CEO, Opear MD
  • Bill Elder, EVP & Managing Director – NYC, RXR Realty
  • Jamie Feuerborn, Principal of Workplace Strategy, Ted Moudis Associates
  • Linda Foggie, Senior Vice President, Turner & Townsend
  • Adam Frazier, VP – Head of New York Leasing, Oxford
  • Chase Garbarino, Co-Founder & CEO, HqO
  • John Gilbert, EVP & CTO, Rudin Management
  • Tracy Hawkins, VP – Real Estate & Remote Experience, Twitter
  • Andrea Himmel, Director ‐ Acquisitions, Himmel & Meringoff Properties
  • Leslie Himmel, Partner, Himmel & Meringoff Properties
  • Jonathan Iger, Chief Executive Officer, Sage Realty
  • Stacey Johnson, Head of Leadership & Culture, Kraft Heinz
  • Al Kinisky, Global Real Estate Strategist, SAP
  • Michelle Lindgren, Head of Workplace Innovation, Wells Fargo
  • Bruce MacAffer, SVP & Head of Group Real Estate Americas, WPP
  • Doug Manz, Partner & Director of Development, HYM Investments
  • Sheila Matuscak, Co-Founder & CEO, CoeoSpace
  • Allison Miller, Head of Corporate Real Estate – Americas, Diageo
  • Irene Mitsuhashi, Senior Director – Workplace Resources, Cisco
  • Michelle Myer, VP – Americas RE & Facilities, Oracle
  • Robert Paratte, EVP – Leasing & Business Development, Kilroy Realty
  • Scott Phillips, Senior Director, Global Workplace Solutions, Salesforce.com
  • Kevin Powell, Director – Emerging Building Technologies, GSA
  • Amanda Quinton, Sr. Director – Workplace Solution, Walgreens
  • Mahesh Ramanujam, President & CEO, US Green Building Council
  • Christopher Rising, President & COO, Rising Realty Partners
  • Laurie Rothenberg, Assistant General Counsel – Real Estate & Workplace, Pfizer
  • Francisco Ruiz, Director of IoT – HQ, Oracle
  • Michael Seeve, President, Mountain Development
  • Jon Sheh, Director – Global Workplace Strategy, Johnson & Johnson
  • Megan Spinos, Director – Strategy & Business Development, Vocon
  • Kathleen Terjesen, Head of Global Business Services, Bose
  • Tony Vargas, Global Head of Workplace, Sprinklr
  • Philippe Visser, President – Related Office Development, Related
  • Erica Wagner, VP – PepsiCo Global Real Estate, PepsiCo
  • Gregg Weisser, EMD – Commercial & Retail Leasing, The Moinian Group
  • Joanne Wright, Vice President – Enterprise Operations & Services, IBM
  • Steven Yates, Director of RE & Office Operations, VOX Media

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Corporate Occupiers

  • C-Suite Executives
  • Corporate Real Estate
  • Workplace Strategy
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Facilities Management
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
Office Property

Office Property Executives

  • Leadership
  • Leasing
  • Property Management
  • Development
  • Investment
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Brokers

  • Tenant Brokers
  • Landlord Brokers
Vendors

Vendors

  • Architecture & Engineering
  • Workplace Strategy
  • Building Systems
  • Technology Firms
  • Legal & Consulting
  • Construction Management
  • Other Services

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Corporate Occupiers

C-Suite Executives
Corporate Real Estate
Workplace Strategy
Real Estate Transactions
Facilities Management
Human Resources
Information Technology

Office Property

Office Property Executives

Leadership
Leasing
Property Management
Development
Investment

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Brokers

Tenant Brokers
Landlord Brokers

Vendors

Vendors

Architecture & Engineering
Workplace Strategy
Building Systems
Technology Firms
Legal & Consulting
Construction Management
Other Services

RETHINK Office 2021: National Conference Agenda

 

August 30 – September 2, 2021

Schedule of Public Sessions

Monday, August 30 | 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM ET
Opening Networking Reception & Conference Platform Orientation

Join the opening networking reception and connect with other conference attendees. As a bonus: we’ll give you a quick tutorial on how to get the most out of the conference platform. We highly encourage you to attend this session to avoid any technical issues when accessing the live conference throughout the week.

Monday, August 30 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET
Keynote Conversation with Lisa Picard, CEO of EQ Office

Join this special keynote session to hear from one of the largest office landlords in the United States as she discusses what her firm is doing to accommodate corporate occupiers changing needs in a post-COVID world.

Monday, August 30 | 1:15 – 2:15 PM ET
Back to Work: Company Leaders Discuss What’s Changed & What Hasn’t

Historically, real estate has been important to top CEOs as a recruitment tool to compete for top talent. What do you do when real estate is no longer as important, and your best recruits would prefer to work remotely? Hear from top corporate leaders as they explore their updated thinking on the importance of the office in corporate strategy going forward.

Tuesday, August 31 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET
Spreading Out: Updated Priorities for Workplace Layouts & Design

The trend to densify office space has come to a screeching halt, leaving corporate occupiers with a new set of priorities that balance the costs of real estate with the health and safety of their employees. Activity-based work is being re-examined leading to potential changes in how office layouts are designed, built and used. What are the key challenges and possible solutions to today’s contradictory office space priorities?

Tuesday, August 31 | 1:15 – 2:15 PM ET
The Dotted Line: What to Look (and Lookout) for When Leasing New Office Space

In many markets, office leasing volume and rents plunged in 2020. The question on the minds of many is how much space will be needed in a post-pandemic world? Will things return to “normal”? Or will work-from-home trends lead to a permanent decrease in the amount of space that is leased? On the other hand, with occupiers reversing the trend of less square footage per employee, might office leasing demand stay steady or even increase? What should you know about trends in leasing, rents and terms when planning your corporate real estate strategy?

Wednesday, September 1 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET
Getting Digital: Where New Technology & Innovations are Saving the Day

The pandemic has been good to tech firms, with both office landlords and corporate occupiers accelerating their technology rollout plans due to COVID. The range of solutions that have been rapidly adopted include tools that enable working from home as well as those that make the office a safer and healthier place. Where is the leading edge of technology today in office buildings, office space and work-from-anywhere support systems?

Wednesday, September 1 | 1:15 – 2:15 PM ET
Filter Change: Improving Healthy Building and Clean Office Space Standards

The trends towards Wellness was already in motion pre-pandemic, but this “nice to have” enhancement that was embraced by only a small percentage of the industry is suddenly an imperative for ensuring that tenants and their employees feel (and actually are) safer and healthier than ever before. However, the priorities for health and wellness have changed significantly due to COVID. What are the new standards for cleanliness, healthy air and other key metrics for making and keeping an office space and the people in it well?

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Thursday, September 2 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET
Work from Where? How Company Policies are Adapting to the New Normal

2020 saw the development of an entirely new corporate position if not career with titles in the vein of “Director of Remote Working”. As many companies plan on a full return to the office, others are planning on an almost entirely officeless platform. Most fall in between, forcing a new set of policies and cultural norms to be developed around who must come into the office, how frequently, and how to develop and perpetuate corporate culture remotely. How are top corporate executives facing the challenges of HR, IT, hiring, training and workplace planning in this new “normal”?

Additional sessions to be announced.
Inquire if you’d like to work with us to develop a session.

Schedule of Exclusive Sessions

Closed Door Roundtables & Exclusive Networking Opportunities:

GreenPearl organizes a series of exclusive invite-only roundtables and structured networking sessions. Scheduled for this event thus far are the following. Contact Samantha Williams at sam@greenpearlevents.com if you’d like to join one of these.

Office Property

Tuesday, August 31
Office Property Owners / Developers Private Roundtable (Invite-Only)

This 90-minute online session is exclusive to Office Property Owners / Developers. This is an invite-only session.

Wednesday, September 1
Corporate Occupiers Private Roundtable (Invite-Only)

This 90-minute online session is exclusive to Corporate Occupiers. This is an invite-only session.

Thursday, September 2
Office Leasing Executive Private Roundtable (Invite-Only)

This 90-minute online session is exclusive to leasing executives from office property owners and corporate occupiers. This is an invite-only session.

Additional roundtables to be announced.
Inquire if you’d like to work with us to develop a new roundtable.

RETHINK Office 2021: National Conference Agenda

 

August 30 – September 2, 2021

Schedule of Public Sessions

Monday, August 30
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM ET

Opening Networking Reception & Conference Platform Orientation

Join the opening networking reception and connect with other conference attendees. As a bonus: we’ll give you a quick tutorial on how to get the most out of the conference platform. We highly encourage you to attend this session to avoid any technical issues when accessing the live conference throughout the week.

Monday, August 30
12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

Keynote Conversation with Lisa Picard, CEO of EQ Office

Join this special keynote session to hear from one of the largest office landlords in the United States as she discusses what her firm is doing to accommodate corporate occupiers changing needs in a post-COVID world.

Keynote Speaker:

  • Lisa Picard, CEO, EQ Office

 

Interviewed by:

  • Gabrielle McMillan, CEO, Equiem

Monday, August 30
1:15 – 2:15 PM ET

Back to Work: Company Leaders Discuss What’s Changed & What Hasn’t

Historically, real estate has been important to top CEOs as a recruitment tool to compete for top talent. What do you do when real estate is no longer as important, and your best recruits would prefer to work remotely? Hear from top corporate leaders as they explore their updated thinking on the importance of the office in corporate strategy going forward.

Tuesday, August 31
12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

Spreading Out: Updated Priorities for Workplace Layouts & Design

The trend to densify office space has come to a screeching halt, leaving corporate occupiers with a new set of priorities that balance the costs of real estate with the health and safety of their employees. Activity-based work is being re-examined leading to potential changes in how office layouts are designed, built and used. What are the key challenges and possible solutions to today’s contradictory office space priorities?

Tuesday, August 31
1:15 – 2:15 PM ET

The Dotted Line: What to Look (and Lookout) for When Leasing New Office Space

In many markets, office leasing volume and rents plunged in 2020. The question on the minds of many is how much space will be needed in a post-pandemic world? Will things return to “normal”? Or will work-from-home trends lead to a permanent decrease in the amount of space that is leased? On the other hand, with occupiers reversing the trend of less square footage per employee, might office leasing demand stay steady or even increase? What should you know about trends in leasing, rents and terms when planning your corporate real estate strategy?

Wednesday, September 1
12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

Getting Digital: Where New Technology & Innovations are Saving the Day

The pandemic has been good to tech firms, with both office landlords and corporate occupiers accelerating their technology rollout plans due to COVID. The range of solutions that have been rapidly adopted include tools that enable working from home as well as those that make the office a safer and healthier place. Where is the leading edge of technology today in office buildings, office space and work-from-anywhere support systems?

Wednesday, September 1
1:15 – 2:15 PM ET

Filter Change: Improving Healthy Building and Clean Office Space Standards

The trends towards Wellness was already in motion pre-pandemic, but this “nice to have” enhancement that was embraced by only a small percentage of the industry is suddenly an imperative for ensuring that tenants and their employees feel (and actually are) safer and healthier than ever before. However, the priorities for health and wellness have changed significantly due to COVID. What are the new standards for cleanliness, healthy air and other key metrics for making and keeping an office space and the people in it well?

Thursday, September 2
12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

Work from Where? How Company Policies are Adapting to the New Normal

2020 saw the development of an entirely new corporate position if not career with titles in the vein of “Director of Remote Working”. As many companies plan on a full return to the office, others are planning on an almost entirely officeless platform. Most fall in between, forcing a new set of policies and cultural norms to be developed around who must come into the office, how frequently, and how to develop and perpetuate corporate culture remotely. How are top corporate executives facing the challenges of HR, IT, hiring, training and workplace planning in this new “normal”?

Additional sessions to be announced. Inquire if you’d like to work with us to develop a session.

Schedule of Exclusive Sessions

GreenPearl organizes a series of exclusive invite-only roundtables and structured networking sessions. Scheduled for this event thus far are the following. Contact Samantha Williams at sam@greenpearlevents.com if you’d like to join one of these.

Tuesday, August 31

Office Property Owners / Developers Private Roundtable (Invite-Only)

This 90-minute online session is exclusive to Office Property Owners / Developers. This is an invite-only session.

Wednesday, September 1

Corporate Occupiers Private Roundtable (Invite-Only)

This 90-minute online session is exclusive to Corporate Occupiers. This is an invite-only session.

Thursday, September 2

Office Leasing Executive Private Roundtable (Invite-Only)

This 90-minute online session is exclusive to leasing executives from office property owners and corporate occupiers. This is an invite-only session.

Additional roundtables to be announced. Inquire if you’d like to work with us to develop a new roundtable.

PAST ATTENDING CORPORATE OCCUPIERS

Airbnb
Akamai Technologies
Amazon
American Express
Apple
ARUP
AT&T
Audible
Bain Capital
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Barclays Capital
Bloomberg
BMO
BNY Mellon
Bose
BuzzFeed
CapitalOne
CarGurus
Chase
Cisco
CIT Bank
Citigroup
Comcast
Con Edison
Credit Suisse
Crestron Electronics
Dataminr
Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management
Etsy
Fidelity Investments
Forbes
Ford Motor
Forever 21
General Electric
Genesys
George Mason University
General Motors
Goldman Sachs
Google
General Services Administration
Hartford
HubSpot
IBM
Jacobs
Jefferies
John Hancoc
Johnson & Johnson
KeyBank
Lenovo
Manulife
Marriott International
MassMutual Life Insurance Company
MasterCard
McDonald's Corporation
McKesson
Medidata
Memorial Sloan
Merck
Microsoft
Mitel
Mitre
Molex
Moody's Investors Service
Morgan Stanley
MUFG
Northeastern University
NYC DCAS
Palantir Technologies
PepsiCo
Procore
Rapid7
S&P Global
Salesforce
Santander Bank
Shaw Industries
Shutterstock
Siemens
Sonos Inc
Sprinklr
Standard Chartered Bank
Staples Inc
State Farm
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thomson Reuters
Trane
TripAdvisor
Tufts Health Plan
Tumblr Inc
Vanguard
Verizon
Viacom
Walt Disney
Wayfair
Wells Fargo
Willis Towers Watson
World Wrestling Entertainment

PAST ATTENDING CORPORATE OCCUPIERS

PAST ATTENDING OFFICE LANDLORDS

ABS Partners Real Estate
AEW Capital Management
AIG Global Real Estate
Albanese Organization
AllianceBernstein
AXA IM Real Assets
Beacon Capital Partners
BlackRock
Blackstone
Brookfield
Boston Properties
CIM Group
Clarion Partners
Durst Organization
DWS
Empire State Realty Trust
EQ Office
Harbor Group International
Hines
Hunt Companies
Industry City
Invesco
JP Morgan
Jamestown Properties logo
KBS
L&L Holding Company
LaSalle Investment Management
Lincoln Property Company
Mack-Cali Realty
Moinian Group
Nuveen
Office Properties Income Trust
OVG Real Estate
Oxford Properties
Related
Rockefeller Group
Rudin Management
RXR Realty
Sage Realty
Silverstein Properties
SL Green
Taconic Partners
TF Cornerstone
Time Equities
Tishman Speyer
Transwestern Investment Group
Vornado Realty Trust
W. P. Carey Inc.

PAST ATTENDING OFFICE LANDLORDS

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Interested in sponsoring a RETHINK conference? Contact Amber Collins at (646) 783-3940 or amber@greenpearlevents.com.

Aggressive Energy
Better Spaces
Breather
Bolour
Cambridge
CBRE
Convene
CPS
Cresa
Cushman & Wakefield
Delos
ETS
The Instant Group
Knoll
Selbert Perkins Design
Skidmore Owings Merrill
Ted Moudis
Valet Living
Varidesk
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WIN
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CoeoSpace
Herrick Feinstein
HqO
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Opear MD
Ted Moudis Associates
Turner & Townsend
Vocon

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