Executive Partner, Global Head of Total Workplace • United Kingdom
Despina is one of the leading voices in the office sector. For nearly 40 years she has led innovation, research, and implementation of transformative workplace environments for global corporates and the visioning of exemplary real estate developments for investors worldwide.
She pioneered the role of workplace consultancy in the 1980s and led the transformation of the workplace as an experience. In her role at Cushman & Wakefield, she provides input across the firm’s global business on the rapidly changing context of work and its impact on employee engagement, productivity, wellbeing, and the future role of the workplace to deliver social value and business performance.
With these factors increasingly determining the real estate decisions of leading corporations, Katsikakis’ unrivalled insight on the future of work benefits occupier clients – as well as building landlords and investors – through repositioning commercial real estate to deliver top line performance, cultural aspirations, and ESG commitments.
She is the current President of the British Council of Offices (BCO).
Katsikakis regularly lectures, writes, and contributes to media, research and publications on the future of the workplace. She serves on various advisory boards including Delos™, the founders of the WELL Building Standard.
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