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The Green Circle Podcast

The Green Circle Podcast

By Tyler Peltzer
This podcast brings together industry experts in the commercial office community to discuss and debate common industry challenges. We dig in and share ideas, advice, and best practices that provide insights and can collectively help deliver exceptional overall projects. You will hear from Real Estate, Project Management, Architectural/Design, and Construction leaders in their fields to round out perspectives on specific topics effecting the commercial industry as a whole.
Tune in and "Let's bring this Green circle!"
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Episode 9: An interview with Lucia DeBiasio and Sharon Portelli about how ARIDO gives back
In the 9th episode of The Green Circle Podcast, Scott sits down with Sharon Portelli and Lucia De Biasio to discuss the incredible initiatives Arido has undertaken over the years. For example, the ROI projects have helped so many people in unfortunate circumstances to rise above their adversities. It provides them with simple necessities such as a safe place to stay, bathroom facilities, and clean running water. All are pivotal for paving a path to a better future. Even in 2020, a year that has redefined the way we look at the world and our community, Arido is still planning to bring an intergenerational co-living space in 2020/21 to the Hamilton area. Tune in to hear more about how you can get involved and make a positive impact in your community!
November 1, 2020
Episode 8: Avison Young updates with Joe Almeida
In the 8th episode of The Green Circle Podcast, Scott hosts a great discussion with Avison Young’s Principal and Managing Director, Joe Almeida. They sit down to discuss overcoming the challenges of 2020 and what optimal office solutions may look like going forward!
September 10, 2020
Episode 7: Leadership In Times Of Change with Chuck Scott
Scott sits down for the 7th Episode of The Green Circle Podcast with Chuck Scott, CEO, Cushman & Wakefield, Canada and Latin America to discuss “Leadership in Times of Change”. Market updates, phasing to a new normal, and more!
August 24, 2020
Episode 6: The Changing Nature of Physical Space
On this episode of The Green Circle Podcast Tyler (Greenferd Construction) makes his hosting debut to discuss office space and the use of technology in a purposefully built community, with Joanne Chan (SDI Design - Principal/Owner) and Jake Hirsch-Allen (Linkedin and Founder, Lighthouse Labs). Tune in and learn how they provide clarity around the changing nature of physical offices with the challenges of today, and how to create a space that has a sense of connection, fosters creativity, and encourages innovation.
July 30, 2020
Episode 5: "The Office: Culture, Community and Learning"
Starring Jillian Warren (of Figure 3) and Tara Whittington (of Knoll) at the Knoll furniture showroom in Toronto, this Podcast discusses topics related to “net new” office spaces. Scott kicks off Episode 5 by diving into solutions that cater to specific client behaviors, how purposeful collaboration and flexibility will shape successful teams, and spaces that need to promote learning, culture and community. Figure 3 : Knoll : Tune in to see how we bring this discussion “Green Circle"!
July 17, 2020
Putting the Green in Greenferd
Scott has a very Green Circle conversation with Dan Fraleigh (COO) and Liam Conway (Manager, Advisory Services) of CarbonZero. Together they dive into the basics of what Carbon Neutrality is and why it’s important to take notice. They discuss understanding your carbon footprint, how to offset that footprint and they also dispel some of the common misconceptions about carbon offsets. Finally, they touch on how the whole commercial office community can make a positive impact on the environment through CarbonZero’s services. Greenferd was proudly CarbonZero carbon neutral certified in 2013. Tune in see how we bring this discussion “Green Circle”!
June 11, 2020
Getting Back To Work - Part 3 - Real Estate Perspective
Tune in to the third and final discussion on episode 3 of The Green Circle Podcast! Scott rounds out the discussion series on #gettingbacktowork amid the #COVID19 lockdown with Mike King of Colliers Real Estate and Jeff Sinsofsky of Oxford Properties.  Points of conversation include: 1.       GTA Real Estate in the ever-growing technology sector. 2.       Changing real estate needs and requirements of all GTA clients, post-lockdown. 3.       Collectively managing client expectations based on our new circumstances. Tune in see how we bring this discussion “Green Circle”!
May 28, 2020
Getting back to work - Part 2 - A Legal Perspective
In this episode of the Green Circle Podcast Scott talks with Lea Nebel of Blaney McMurtry LLP, who practices construction law, about issues and challenges arising from the #COVID19 pandemic.  Specific topics that are covered include: 1.     Health & Safety, on site PPE & risk assessment. 2.     Landlord COVID-19 Policies. 3.     Contracts that were paused at point of Lock-down. 4.     Infected person on the job site. Stay tuned as we continue this discussion from a commercial real estate perspective!
May 22, 2020
“Getting back to work…what does that look like?”
In this episode Scott Hledin, Andrew Arruda, and Matt Gillard take a look at getting back to site post-lockdown, and what that will look like from a practical perspective. They share insights into everything from mobilizing, health and safety concerns, to what challenges we can expect from project efficiencies to legalities. Join us, and see how they bring this Green Circle!
May 14, 2020