Start Date: September 30, 2021
End Date: September 30, 2021
Start Time: 9:00 am
End Time: 10:00 am

Over the course of the last 18 months, through lockdowns and gradual office re-openings, office workers and leaders alike have experienced the dynamics of a hybrid workplace reality. The hybrid-remote “experiment” has provided a most unique opportunity for workers to explore and discover how and where they work best, and for building owners and operators to re-evaluate their portfolios to support new ways of working. There remains a clear value on in-person interactions and the physical workplace as a means to drive performance and innovation. Hear from Gensler Co-Chairman Joseph Brancato on how cities will morph into “20-minute” central business districts and office buildings will evolve to promote better employee experiences.

This is a NAIOP NYC members only event.


Joseph Brancato, FAIA, NCARB, Co-Chairman, Gensler

Joe is a Managing Principal for Gensler’s Northeast and Latin America regions, with offices in New York, Boston, Morristown, Toronto, San José, Mexico City, and Bogotá consisting of nearly 1,200 professionals. He is Co-Chairman of the firm’s Board of Directors, for which he sits on the Executive & Governance Committee, Finance & Audit Committee, and Compliance Committee.

With vision and focus, Joe has led Gensler into new markets, providing leadership to the architecture, urban planning, and design studios. He provides thought leadership and regularly speaks on topics such as the impact of driverless cars and ride-sharing on urban planning and development, shaping the future of cities, the urbanization of suburbia, and design of post-pandemic office buildings. Engaged in professional outreach, he is an active member of the AIA, ULI, Urban Design Forum, and CoreNet Global, and serves on the Board of the NY Chapter of NAIOP. He is a registered architect in 23 U.S. states and three Canadian provinces. Joe holds bachelor’s degrees in Architecture and Urban Studies from the University of Maryland.