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What Is Host?

Workplace Experience services provided by talented CBRE “hosts” with world-class customer service training and certification – Host People; and a powerful, enterprise-grade technology platform – Host Technology

Host People

Trained using our proprietary method, the Host team sets the tone for employee experience, making the moments that matter, better.

Host Technology

An experience platform that connects the employee to the environments, amenities and communities that matter the most.

What is Host?



Host’s scalable product suite includes concierge-quality services provided by talented CBRE “hosts”; world-class customer service training and certification; and a powerful, enterprise-grade technology platform.

The Host mission is to increase individual well-being, personal productivity and organizational effectiveness through people-led, technology-enabled services. Put simply: our goal is to help people work smarter and delight in doing it.

Host People

The all-important “front-of-house” Host team that sets the tone for employee experience. Hosts are responsible for creating a supportive and comfortable atmosphere; welcoming visitors; and acting as air-traffic control for all employee-facing services (reception, IT support, meetings and events).

Host People

We know how to delight. Today, CBRE serves the workplaces of more than 20M people; with 2,000 team members deployed around the world in roles ranging from reception, AV support, mail clerk, and more, who create and support exceptional experiences.

Host People

Facilities Management is the foundation of employee experience. While employee needs are usually expressed to front-of-house teams, solutions often involve back-of-house functions. CBRE’s broader Facility Management and Property Management teams run seamlessly in the background, allowing our Hosts to focus on delighting employees.

Host People

Host’s product suite focuses on two core people-focused services:<br><br><ul><li>Placing exceptionally talent Hosts on-site, in our client’s offices, and letting them work their magic, and</li><br><br><li>Making them even better through a world-class hospitality training and certification program, the Host Method, for CBRE or clients’ in-house “front of house” staff</li></ul>

Creating Delight

Our Leadership Team

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Alex Andel
Global Lead
Host
+1 415 741 9524
Alex’s focus is on rapidly scaling Host to meet global client demand. Prior to Host, he served in leadership roles on CBRE’s Global Workplace Solutions Sales and Solutions team, where he's been the architect of many of CBRE's largest and most transformative client partnerships. He's a global nomad and has lived in at least 15 different cities. He's a proud dad and husband, and spends much of his free time running, cycling and skiing...as fast as he can go.
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Georgia Collins
Global Lead
Host
+1 415 772 0159
Georgia’s focus is on activating workplaces through Host’s innovative service and technology solutions. She’s spent the vast majority of her career working with occupiers of all sizes to transform their work environments from places that make late night comedy sketches to places that make “best of” lists. Most recently, she led CBRE’s Workplace practice in the Americas. She’s a wife to a start-up techie, mom to a Minecraft obsessed second-grader and a lover of outlandish ideas.
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Brennan McReynolds
Global Product & Technology Lead
Host
+1 301 202 0976
Brennan is passionate about how technology can enhance and inform workplace experience. Prior to joining CBRE in 2018, he was the COO of an event technology start-up where he built brand activations to measure attendee engagement at events like the iHeart Radio Music Festival and the 2016 Rio Olympics. Originally a civil engineer with nine years in construction management, Brennan gladly returned to real estate to help build a brand and team in the emerging proptech space. He's an earlier riser, fueled by coffee and endurance sports, and unwinds at night with a nice pivot table.
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Joe Stokes
Global Operations Lead
+1 858 2305287
Joe is passionate about people, art, architecture and operations and is focused on delivering consistent, efficient and quality Host client solutions and experiences globally. An occupational therapist by trade, Joe hails from a variety of senior operational and leadership roles in ASX-listed entities, private enterprises, and global start-ups/scale-ups. Most recently, Joe has worked across a variety of sectors, including; hospitality (Voyages Hotels &amp; Resorts), REIT (Dexus and The GPT Group), and PropTech (COO and Regional Head APAC, Equiem).
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Kranthi Dandamudi
Global Product Engineering and Development Lead
Host
+1 804 385 9288
Kranthi is focused on building out a world-class technology organization and providing oversight across Host’s product and innovation functions. An accomplished engineer with 20+ years of experience across multiple industries, Kranthi joined the Host team from Capital One where he was a key player in the company’s digital transformation journey and a champion of open source adoption, innersourcing and cloud integration. In his spare time, he loves to explore new technologies, spend time with his wife and twin daughters, and immerse himself in sports of all kinds.
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Pratik Dhebri
Global Product Lead
Host
+1 214 4388600
Pratik is a passionate, metrics-driven and entrepreneurial leader working to create superlative experiences for building occupants by constantly pushing the frontiers of artificial intelligence, machine learning, conversational bots/interfaces, big data analytics, and deep personalization. Prior to joining CBRE, Pratik led efforts for the AI platform and marketplace at Veritone and orchestrated several &ldquo;data to insights&rdquo; cognitive computing workflows. Additionally, Pratik has envisioned and executed on several innovative products, resulting in over $100 million in revenue at Comcast, Polaris Wireless, Tata Consultancy Services, FLO TV, and Qualcomm. Pratik has six granted USPTO patents and loves to read, understand human motivations, and enjoy time with family (when he isn&rsquo;t chasing a crazy idea).
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Christy Kingsbury
Talent, Training and Transitions Lead
Host
+1 206 435 5819
Christy leads talent, training and transition for Host People Services. Prior to joining Host, Christy served as a service line leader, consultant and founding Alliance Director for one of CBRE’s most dynamic accounts. Christy’s mission is to customize, operationalize and launch Host service offerings to create authentic and fulfilling outcomes for clients and Host team members. She lives in Seattle with an awesome husband, 2 daughters, 2 chickens and a bunny. She spends her spare time travelling internationally, exploring national parks and cultivating her urban farm.
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Mike Palladino
Investor Solutions Lead
Host
+1 202 585 5696
Mike leads investor business development for Host. Prior to joining the Host team, Mike spent six years working at Evertrue, Inc, a Boston-based, venture-backed software company where he was responsible for go-to-market strategies and creating and managing the company’s partnership program. When he’s not geeking out over the latest technology, he’s usually rooting for New York sports teams or traveling to visit friends and family with his wife and their beloved black lab, Hugo.
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Amy O'Malley
Occupier Solutions Lead
Host
+1 202 585 5672
Amy leads occupier business development for Host. Prior to joining CBRE, Amy launched B2C custom market research solutions at Hanover Research; drove revenue at SpotMe, the global event app platform and partner for Fortune 500 high-stakes meetings; launched the Waterview Conference Center at CEB (now Gartner); and opened the Westin Arlington Gateway with Starwood Hotels. She’s a Xennial, Cornell Hotelie, CMP, Past President of Meeting Professionals International, event + tech geek, mom to Liam and Finn, and Irish by marriage. You can regularly find her at Captial’s hockey games, Orangetheory Fitness, or farmers’ markets.
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Richard Hurst
EMEA Lead
Host
+44 2071 823 532
Richard has spent the last five years developing CBRE global advisory and consulting practices, with a specific focus on embedding customer and employee experience strategy, agile workplace, and change management into the advisory process. He is now combining these insights with his leadership of Host. He is passionate to act on the moments that matter and make a difference to how people work, rest and play. Richard is a husband and father of two active teenagers. The family share a love of live music events and have been going to summer music festivals together for over 12 years.
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Stella Canivenc
EMEA Solutions Lead
Host
+33 683 348 492
Stella is fully engaged in bringing Host to investors and occupiers in EMEA through “whatever it takes” missions to bring innovation and change in the workplace. Prior to CBRE, she founded two proptech start-ups, launched streaming media and web hosting services in Europe and started her career in finance in London. She is a foodie who likes to travel the world, particularly Asia. She is a wife and mom to a second grader who has an insatiable curiosity.
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Shobhit Choubey
APAC Lead
Host
+ 65 6229 1147
Shobhit is an established leader in workplace strategy, experience design, change management and technology transformation, with a specific focus on the diverse Asia Pacific market. Not one to be tied to a single sector, Shobhit’s expertise extends from banking to healthcare, IT to FMCG, and natural resources to education. A career learner, he has also held an array of positions at Deloitte Consulting and AECOM.  Shobhit loves spending his free time playing jigsaw puzzles with his four-year-old daughter and indulging in the odd game of cricket.