Rethinking and Reconfiguring Healthcare, Office, and Retail Space Amid the Pandemic
Thursday, Nov. 19, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET
The global pandemic is set to leave a lasting legacy on the way organizations use office space. With millions of employees working from home and businesses restricting in-person foot traffic, leaders are taking a long, hard look at workplace design as they adjust to current needs and re-think future needs when restrictions ease. As you strive for the right balance between safety, efficiency, collaboration and enjoyment, you might be running into more questions than answers. Join us as we look at best practices for reconfiguring office space (especially in the health care industry) to meet current needs and help you think holistically about the future of your office space.
What You’ll Learn
Discover the changes we’re seeing in healthcare, office, and retail spaces as a response to the pandemic, as well as possible outcomes for future space needs.
Vice President, McCarty Holsaple McCarty Architects and Interior Designers
John Thurman is passionate about people, community and design and believes architecture is the ideal avenue to marry the three. After receiving his degree in architecture from UT Knoxville and gaining valuable experience in Greenville, South Carolina, and New York City, Thurman returned to his hometown to contribute to the exciting growth and positive changes happening in Knoxville. He is a vice president in the firm, serving as the director of business development, and is always looking for ways to improve the profession. With his engaging and extroverted nature, Thurman finds fulfillment in transforming a client’s needs and desires into reality. As a project manager, he enjoys shepherding a project from concept to completion by leading, coordinating and collaborating with all team members.
Member, Bass Berry & Sims PLC
In his more than 25 years of practice, Richard Spore has advised hundreds of real estate investors and other capitalists on how to best reach their business objectives through three primary areas: commercial real estate and lending, business and transaction planning and business divorce. He has represented private investors, publicly traded REITs and institutional lenders in commercial real estate projects across the nation, involving office, retail, industrial, multi-family and hotel/hospitality properties. Located in Memphis, Spore is actively involved in the city’s continued development and has been at the center of numerous high profile transactions, including landmark buildings and projects such as International Place, Crescent Centre, Clark Tower, Hard Rock Cafe relocation, Overton Square and Crosstown Concourse. He brings passion and curiosity about the law, and a practical, results-oriented approach to structuring complicated deals, creating plans to solve a wide range of complex business problems, and helping clients execute on those strategies.
Senior Director, Katz & Associates
Born and raised in the Nashville area, she has extensive knowledge and expertise of the Tennessee markets and has built strong relationships with local brokers, owners and developers. Holly has devoted 20 years exclusively to retail site selection, leasing and retail/office sales. Her primary focus is on helping retailers and restaurants expand their footprint throughout Tennessee and the surrounding states of Alabama, Kentucky, Arkansas and Mississippi. Current clients include Blo Blow Dry Bar, European Wax Center, Lightbridge Academy, Penn Station Subs, PetPeople and Popshelf. Holly earned the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation in 2009 and serves on various committees at the National level. Additionally, she is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). Holly served as Tennessee State Director from 2012-2014 and as Tennessee/Kentucky Idea Exchange Chair from 2009-2011. Prior to joining Katz, Holly worked at Kabat Real Estate Solutions and Colliers Turley Martin Tucker. She attended Middle Tennessee State University. Holly has volunteered with 100+ Women Who Care Greater Nashville Chapter and Susan G. Komen as RFTC Teams Fundraising Chair.
Senior Vice President, Realty Trust Group
Hank currently serves as a Senior Vice President in the RTG – Johnson City, TN office with responsibility over day to day operations and client interaction. In addition, Hank serves as the Operations Service Line leader overseeing 38 team members and 13,500,000 SF of managed space across the RTG portfolio. Prior to joining Realty Trust Group, Hank served as President of Corridor Properties, LLC in Johnson City, TN. He has been in commercial real estate since 1986 gaining broad experience in land use planning, development, property management, project management, and general brokerage with an emphasis in the land, office, and medical office sales and leasing.