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Published in Commercial Property on 19/10/2023

CBRE appoints Melanie Bevan under new Strategy and Change Management role

CNI Editor reports

Melanie Bevan has joined CBRE Ireland as lead of our Strategy and Change Management division. CBRE’s Paddy Conlon, said the appointment came at a pivotal time in the market.

“Future office space use, workplace strategies and change management implementation have never been higher on our clients’ priority lists.” Mr Conlon said.

“Melanie’s skill sets, expertise and reputation for strategic thinking, will further complement our platform and allow us to deliver an  end-to-end service to our occupier clients as they assess their overall workplace needs.”

Melanie Bevan started her career applying occupational psychology to the workplace, partnering with organisations to define their People strategy and leading transformational projects across a multitude of disciplines including Learning and Development, Wellbeing, Inclusion & Diversity, Employee Listening and the Employee Lifecycle.

She has more recently worked with clients to use the power of real estate to influence cultural change and enhance the employee experience. Supporting clients with defining a clear workplace strategy and using this vision to inform significant real estate portfolio decisions. She also develops and leads workplace focussed Change Management programmes personalised to her clients, building an internal engine to sustain meaningful change following change of any scale. 

Melanie will be responsible for developing and leading CBRE´s Strategy and Change Management division providing occupier clients workplace strategy, organisational design, and change and transformation services. The Workplace team deploys CBRE’s end-to-end, data-driven process, to define exceptional workplace solutions that meet the unique needs of each organisation.

Melanie Bevan, commented: “I am absolutely thrilled to join the team at CBRE. A forward-looking and effective workplace strategy is increasingly vital in our current climate as many companies are re-evaluating how and where they work. I look forward to working together with Paddy and the extended CBRE team to continue to deliver consultancy services and innovative workplace strategy to our clients.”

CBRE’s Managing Director, Myles Clarke, added, “From talking to business leaders across multiple sectors, it is very apparent the array of opportunities and challenges that face a post covid workplace. We are excited by Melanie’s ability as a great communicator and collaborator, with a reputation for innovative and strategic thinking. Melanie will head up the Strategy and Change team for Ireland, working seamlessly with her peers across the business to help drive clients’ business strategy, inspire performance and increase employee engagement through managing change, and aligning culture and work processes.”