September Breakfast Meeting

When:  Sep 17, 2019 from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM (CT)
Associated with  Houston

The Great Hot-Desking Debate: Are Agile Office Environments Really Effective?

We often hear from workplace strategists and design professionals that unassigned workspaces are the interior environments of the future.  It lowers real estate cost, creates a mobile and collaborative environment, and gives employees a choice on how and where they want to work each day.  Or does it?

We have seen many articles published lately citing the downside of Hot-desking, and the detrimental effect unassigned workspaces have on employee morale and productivity.  How can a company determine the right environment to provide their people?

Join CoreNet Houston as top Real Estate experts share their insight and discuss the pros and cons of unassigned workspaces in the interior commercial office environment.  



Clay Curlee

Before joining JLL in 2018, Clay honed his expertise during his five-plus years at CBRE, where he was instrumental in providing clients workplace solutions and technologies. As a Workplace Consultant at Steelcase for 1.5  years, he guided clients to experiential, agile work environments.

Clay’s doctrine is simple; people should love where they work. As a Workplace Strategist and the Workplace Strategy lead for the South Central Region, he brings an interdisciplinary approach to evaluating, creating and designing advanced strategies to increase operational efficiency and productivity, recruit and retain top talent, engage employees and save costs. 

Clay’s distinctive vision empowers him to partner with clients across industries to develop innovative solutions. Moreover, he helps them leverage space, technology and HR policies to optimize their real estate portfolio. Clay specializes in space utilization, occupancy planning, workplace technology, smart building technologies, agile real estate practices and change management.

Josey Duke
Accenture Workplace Solutions

As the Global Capability Lead for Space Management, Josey is responsible for the strategy, processes and tools used to manage Accenture’s 35 million square foot portfolio. Ensuring workers can get the space they need quickly and efficiently while ensuring space optimization and efficient utilization for Accenture are the key objectives for Josey and her team. Josey is responsible for all processes associated with space reservations, utilization reporting and project space tracking for cost reallocation.



Paul Donovan
ExxonMobil Global


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