In the months following the merger of Bentall Kennedy and GreenOak Real Estate to form BentallGreenOak (BGO), the firm’s new leadership embarked on a process of discovery that would forge new, binding relationships across geographies and businesses. In retrospect, the connections that we were building across our global real estate investment and services platform were setting the foundation for something much bigger. We were in the early days of building our combined firm culture.
Thrilling as it was to be in the midst of our own cultural revolution, many important and unanswered questions would require meaningful consideration. How do we want to be seen and understood by our employees, our clients and the broader industry? What values will define our firm? What expectations will we demand of one another to drive success and a constructive, winning culture?