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Urban Property Development and the Future of the Workplace

  • Knotel 7 Soho Square England, W1D 3QE United Kingdom (map)

Founded by Columbia alum Amol Sarva (CC'98), event sponsor Knotel and CUCL are pleased to invite you to learn about the future of the workplace. Considering the short and long term effects of Brexit, shifting expectations on the part of the work force and the growth of shared or public work spaces, what we consider to be the "workplace" has changed. After learning from top industry minds about how they expect how new work patterns will change talent, space, lifestyle and even our commutes, we will hear from GSAPP Professor Derrington (in town from New York) as she addresses urban property development.

Our panel includes:

  • Maurizio Mucciola, Columbia University GSAPP Alum, 2007
    Architect and Director,

  • Chris Namih, Head of Knotel London

  • Dimitrios Vlachopoulos, Columbia University GSAPP Alum, 2006
    Associate Partner, Strategic Consulting EMEA at Cushman Wakefield

  • Keynote: Patrice Derrington, Holliday Professor of Real Estate, Professor, Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation (GSAPP)


  • 18:30 - Registration and drinks

  • 19:00 - Panel, The Future of the Workplace

  • 19:45 - Keynote, Urban Property Development: Form, Finance and the Future

  • 20:15 - Networking, drinks and nibbles

About our host Knotel: Knotel is transforming the office market with its Agile HQ™ Platform. Making long-term leases a thing of the past, Knotel designs, builds, and operates branded spaces for established and growing brands, so they can be free to grow their businesses at will and build what’s never been built.

Named a Business Insider Top 50 Startup and New York's Hottest New Workspace Model, Knotel has over 75 locations across more than 1.5 million square feet in New York, San Francisco, London, and Berlin. Founded in 2016, Knotel has raised $100 million in funding. Knotel’s member network includes companies like Starbucks, Cheddar, and King. Visit or sign up for their newsletter here.