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Julie Whelan

Julie Whelan

Global Head of Occupier Thought Leadership

Julie Whelan Global Head of Occupier Thought Leadership

Professional Experience

 

Julie Whelan leads a global team of researchers tasked with identifying major trends impacting commercial real estate occupiers across all industries. Julie also works directly with CBRE professionals across the Advisory & Transaction Services business to advise clients on real estate markets and strategies around the world.

An expert on the future of work, Julie is particularly interested in how the fundamental shifts toward sustainability and flexibility are reshaping the strategy and utilization of space. As a public speaker, she provides critical context for both massive and subtle shifts in the commercial real estate market, and her analysis has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, USA TODAY, Forbes, Business Insider, Bloomberg, Axios, CNBCM and more.

With decades of experience working on both the client and services sides of the industry, Julie built her career creating data-driven insights that influence the C-suite on matters related to real estate in large institutions. Before joining CBRE, she was the Vice President of Global Realty Services for State Street Corporation, where she built a team responsible for analyzing the strategic and financial impacts associated with real estate decisions globally.

Julie earned a Bachelor’s degree from Providence College, a Master’s in Business Administration from Suffolk University and completed the Commercial Real Estate Program at Boston University. She lives in Boston and enjoys traveling the world with her husband and three young children.

Press Releases

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CBRE Analysis: Properties with Flexible Office Space Can Outperform Market

CBRE Analysis: Properties with Flexible Office Space Can Outperform Market

January 16, 2019
January 16, 2019
Law Firm Demand Growing in Markets with Lower Costs, Strong Business Environments and Deep Talent Pools

Law Firm Demand Growing in Markets with Lower Costs, Strong Business Environments and Deep Talent Pools

September 27, 2018
September 27, 2018
Majority Of Corporations Anticipate Rolling Out Unassigned Seating Plans And Mobile Apps To Enhance The Workplace Experience In Next Three Years, According To CBRE Survey

Majority Of Corporations Anticipate Rolling Out Unassigned Seating Plans And Mobile Apps To Enhance The Workplace Experience In Next Three Years, According To CBRE Survey

March 29, 2018
March 29, 2018
Julie Whelan Global Head of Occupier Thought Leadership