WEBINAR:
FROM VACANCY TO VIBRANCY:
OFFICE TO RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONVERSIONS

Building owners and developers are facing the challenge of what to do with stranded assets — Class B and C office buildings that sit vacant as tenants flock to more modern, amenity-rich properties. While some older buildings can be renovated to increase their appeal, others are more suited for conversion to first-class residential buildings.

To help our clients assess their properties and get the most return on their investment, Gensler developed a creative process to determine how successful a conversion project would be on a given building. In this webinar, Gensler’s Design Resilience Leader and Studio Director Steven Paynter, Repositioning & Landlord Services Leader and Design Director Ian Zapata, and The City of Calgary’s Manager of Investment & Marketing Sheryl McMullen, show how office-to-residential conversion increased the value of properties across the United States and Canada.

Watch the webinar and download Gensler’s Design Forecast 2022 to discover more trends and strategies for a more agile, resilient, and equitable future.

PRESENTERS
Steven Paynter
Steven’s leadership has been instrumental in the firm’s continued growth in the Toronto market. He oversees a studio of 40+ architects and designers with responsibility for projects that span large scale master planning, complex adaptive reuse and repositioning projects, and new, ground-up buildings. In his role as the Northeast Region’s Practice Area Leader for Corporate Office Buildings, he leads the region’s thought leadership and market position around the most pressing challenges facing landlords and developers. Contact him at .
Ian Zapata
Ian is a design director and a global leader in Repositioning & Landlord Services at Gensler. Through Ian’s experience and tenure, he has always asserted that great design matters, and this is showcased through projects such as 400 Record, Verizon’s Hidden Ridge mixed-use campus, and the repositioning of several urban buildings to transform the future of cities. He is based in Dallas. Contact him at .