Transforming the Workplace
For more than 30 years Despina Katsikakis has led innovation, research and implementation of transformative business environments and exemplary real estate developments worldwide. As Cushman & Wakefield's Head of Occupier Business Performance, she provides input across the firm's global business on the rapidly-changing context of work and its impact on employee engagement, productivity and wellbeing. With these factors increasingly determining the leasing decisions of leading corporations, Katsikakis' unrivalled insight on the future of work benefits occupier clients - as well as the building owners and landlords seeking to attract them - through repositioning real estate to drive top line performance.
During her career Katsikakis has advised some of the world's biggest companies, including Google, Unilever, BP, GSK and Microsoft, on how best to achieve tangible business goals through their workplaces. She has been instrumental in developing the vision and research to futureproof commercial developments around the world, most recently London's TwentyTwo, the progressive 1.3m sq ft office development currently under construction in the City of London and Europe's first major WELL-certified new-build project.
She serves on the advisory board of Delos ™, the pioneers of Wellness Real Estate ™ and founders of the WELL Building Standard and regularly lectures around the world, writes and contributes to media, research and publications on the future of the workplace.
An exhibition took place in The Museum of English Rural Life and followed by a lecture on our London Road Campus.
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