As the industry deals with massive disruption, architects and designers are finding that they will play a new role in the recovery. According to Nadel Architecture and Planning leadership, architects and designers will be tasked with finding innovative solutions to the challenges facing CRE. The firm recently transitioned its leadership and ownership team to position the company for growth, but also sees a clear role for their industry in the post-pandemic world.

“CRE architecture and design firms today are tasked with creating innovative solutions to an array of challenges that our clients are facing,” Greg Lyon, chairman of the board and principal at Nadel, tells “We must be game-changers and problem-solvers as well as thoroughly comprehend the time, energy, and financial costs involved in every project we design. It is our obligation to also have the foresight to anticipate future challenges based on the global and local trends we are noticing today and build solutions to those challenges into today’s projects.”

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.

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