The Harvard Real Estate Alumni Organization (HREAO) Webinar Series :

The Future Of Work

The HREAO Webinar Series invites real estate industry experts to lead an interactive forum on specific top-of-mind topics and to share their perspectives on the real estate sector—including various trends, strategies, and insights, as well as to answer your questions. 

Sponsored by the Harvard Real Estate Alumni Organization

Date :  Friday, October 22nd, 2021

Time :  1:00PM - 2:00APM PST / 4:00 - 5:00 PM ET

Advance registration on HREAO's website required.  

Event Fee: Free

Location : Join Zoom Webinar.  Meeting ID and Password will be shared after Event Registration. HREAO Webinar Link via Zoom

Please join the Harvard Real Estate Alumni Organization for a webinar to discuss the future of work.  COVID-19 and global shut down has caused mass adjustment in the way people work in a very rapid manner, on a global scale. Logging into the computer replaced the actual commute, and face to face meetings moved to the virtual realm aided by technologies, while office spaces sitting empty.  As our lives start to go back to normal, many of us wonder what the “future of work” would be like. How much of this newly learned behavior will stick? What would happen to the empty office spaces? And would office demand go back to the pre-COVID level.  The Future of Work panel will be joined by Gary Sorrentino, Deputy CTO of Zoom, Jamie Hodari, CEO of Industrious, and Griffin James, Senior Manager of Deloitte. The panels will discuss how technology, real estate and corporate strategy has shifted during COVID, and impacting rapidly changing ways of work / workspace.




Speakers and Bio:Gary Sorrentino: 

  • Gary Sorrentino currently serves as Global Deputy CIO for Zoom Video Communications. A former Managing Director for J.P. Morgan Asset & Wealth Management, Gary was the Global Head of Client Cyber Awareness and Education and also served as the Chief Technology Officer for J.P. Morgan AWM’s global technology infrastructure initiatives. With almost 40 years of experience in Information Technology, Gary has served in various other IT leadership positions in firms across the financial services industry, including Citi, Credit Suisse, and UBS.
Jamie Hodari: 
  • Jamie Hodari is the CEO and Co-founder of Industrious, the largest premium workplace provider in the U.S. Under his leadership, Industrious has grown to over 95 locations across more than 50 cities, achieving the best unit economics in the industry, and pioneering the evolution to landlord partnerships over traditional leases. Prior to Industrious, Jamie was CEO of Kepler, a hedge fund analyst at Birch Run Capital, a corporate lawyer at Sullivan & Cromwell, and a reporter for the Times of India. He holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, an M.P.P. from Harvard University, and a B.A. from Columbia University.
Griffin James: 
  • Griffin is a Senior Manager in the Finance and Enterprise Performance practice at Deloitte Consulting, with extensive experience in complex strategic and operational initiatives for Fortune 200 companies. Griffin is especially focused on Corporate Real Estate strategies including portfolio, operating model, technology / data, and digital workplace. Prior to Deloitte, Griffin was with Trammell Crow Company, Tishman Speyer, and Gilbane Building Co. Griffin holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and Sc.B. in Civil Engineering from Brown University.  
Please register here to participate in the program, which is an exclusive event for members of the Harvard community.  Please note that this event is "off-the-record".