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Hi, we’re Host

We’re obsessed with helping organizations create exceptional workplace experiences. Host is all about establishing the ideal atmosphere to make any office location a destination for achieving great things. Thanks to amazing experience services and digital innovation, we’re here to give you everything you need to build a better worklife.

Host Experience

Our hospitality-expert Hosts establish an ideal office environment with well-being and contentment at the forefront.
Stop wasting time on administrative tasks and start doing your best work. Thanks to a high-quality training program, our team provides high-touch, anticipatory services that transcend simple assistance. Hosts act as the heart of any workplace to provide an integrated, collaborative environment that enhances each employee’s daily journey. Our talented team revolutionizes your approach to community and visitor management, events and meetings, mail and document services and so much more.

Host Digital Services

Host’s digital services are driven by an employee-facing mobile app that brings office environments and buildings to life.
With customizable features tailored to your needs, the Host app invigorates spaces with desk and meeting-room reservations, food and beverage delivery, workplace wayfinding and more, in addition to robust analytics to help you make decisions based on actual employee experiences.

What is Host?

Host is a powerful hospitality platform offered by CBRE that combines world-class service professionals and training with an intuitive mobile app designed to remove friction and facilitate amazing experiences in the workplace.

Host Experience

Welcome Warmly – Start everyone’s day with simple gestures and personal experiences that affirm a natural sense of belonging, elevating the workday and resonating long after departure

Host Experience

Nail the Basics – Remove friction so visitors and residents can focus on their work without having to think about the tools they need to excel. Every space and person should be organized and prepared in advance—every service delivered with intention for maximum comfort.

Host Experience

Anticipate Unspoken Needs – Empower individuals to do their best work by making every day seamless. Identify and address needs quietly and with great care before they surface.

Host Experience

Activate Culture and Community – Bring the space to life by reinforcing culture in ways that force connections between individuals and with the organization. Inspire the community to come together organically.

Host Experience

Deliver Unexpected Delight – Create moments of delight and care through memorable, anticipatory gestures and personalized human interactions.

Host Experience

Make the Ordinary Extraordinary – Share moments that matter by creating authentic, recurring experiences that resonate in such a way that the community looks forward to their next visit.

Creating Delight

Our Leadership Team

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Alex Andel
Global Lead
+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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Brennan McReynolds
Global Product & Technology Lead
+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.
Joe Stokes
Global Operations & Americas 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 & Resorts), REIT (Dexus and The GPT Group), and PropTech (COO and Regional Head APAC, Equiem).
Patrick Cheeseman
Hospitality & Global Community Lead
+1 646 464 2279
Patrick has extensive experience in both the hospitality and digital start up industries where he has led innovative customer experience programs; he’ll bring that knowledge to Host. His role is to define the Experience ”product”, further envision what a Host-activated office feels like, how we access talent, and how we train our teams to achieve exceptional service outcomes. Patrick joined from the Sydell Group, operator of several high-end boutique hotels including the Nomad in New York and The Ned in London. Patrick a dog dad to Charlie and Arthur with loves spending time in Belgrade Lakes, Maine.
Ashley Lippitt
Host Labs Lead
+1 215 896 1981
Ashley Lippitt is part of CBRE’s Host team, where she is Head of Host Labs, the cross-functional innovation hub for CBRE’s experience services product, Host. In this role, Ashley tests and refines current state and cultivates wonderful ideas to drive holistic and future looking strategies that enable CBRE to create amazing workplace experiences. Before Host, Ashley was a Director in CBRE’s Workplace practice with a specialized expertise in experience strategy consulting. Prior to joining CBRE, she led organizational transformation, policy and program development, and research efforts across the educational landscape from pre-K through post-secondary. Ashley, her husband, and their two young children live in Seattle. That said, Ashley is an avid and lifelong fan of her hometown Philadelphia sports teams (and she is unlikely to let you forget it).
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Christy Kingsbury
Americas Strategic Accounts
+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
+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
Host Solutions Lead
+1 202 585 5672
+1 607 280 0666
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 Capitals hockey games, Orangetheory Fitness, or farmers’ markets.
Stella Canivenc
EMEA Solutions Lead
+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
+ 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.
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Careena Otieno
Global Brand & Marketing Lead, HOST
+1 773 655 1329
Careena Otieno leads global brand and marketing for Host. Her role is focused on brand development and expansion through internal and external channels in addition to driving collaborative opportunities with CBRE. Prior to Host, Careena led business development marketing initiatives within CBRE’s Global Workplace Solutions team. Careena loves spending time outdoors with her family and is a passionate declutter-er.
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Sebastian Volders
EMEA Lead & Global Sales
+32 499 56 95 80
+32 499 56 95 80
Sebastian Volders is responsible for leading the Host business in EMEA as well as the team’s global sales strategy. Over the past 16 years, Sebastian has held technology leadership and account management roles for CBRE, in addition to overseeing global operations and maintaining relationships with some of the company’s major customers like Shell and MSD.