Paul “Tad” M. O’Connor III Moderates Commercial Real Estate Panel at Commercial Observer State of CRE Forum

Paul “Tad” M. O’Connor III Moderates Commercial Real Estate Panel at Commercial Observer State of CRE Forum

Kasowitz Benson Torres partner Paul “Tad” M. O’Connor III moderated a panel discussion titled, “The Race to the Top: The Evolution of Tenant Expectations & Leading the Competition for Global Talent” as part of Commercial Observer’s “State of CRE” forum, which focused on the strategies for winning market share in a changing economy.  Mr. O’Connor, along with leading commercial real estate executives Thomas Bow, Executive Vice President of Commercial Leasing, The Durst Organization, Chris Schlank, Co-Chairman and President, Savanna, Colleen Wenke President and Chief Operating Officer, Taconic Partners, Tyler Vermette, Head of Global CRE Partnership, HqO, and Jonathan Schwartz, Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of New York Capital Markets, Walker & Dunlop, discussed the impact of the redistribution of employee talent, how adding amenities to older properties has become the industry standard to meet the demands of the flight to quality, and how work spaces need to be designed to promote connection rather than simply collaboration among workers.

The panel discussion took place on November 17th 2022 in New York City.

Paul “Tad” M. O’Connor III, partner and co-chair of Kasowitz Benson Torres’ Real Estate Litigation practice, has significant experience representing major private equity firms, financial institutions, real estate developers and owners, hotel operators, corporations and high-net-worth individuals in real estate disputes involving commercial and hotel properties in the United States and Europe, including the representation of hotel operators in disputes with owners.  He is regularly cited for his legal knowledge by publications including The Wall Street JournalThe American Lawyer and Law360.  He has been recognized by Chambers USA (Tier 1), Legal 500 and Benchmark Litigation as one of the top real estate litigators in the United States.