Richard Kadzis, MS, CAE

Richard Kadzis, MS, CAE

Richard Kadzis is a subject matter expert on corporate workplace practices, talent recruitment and retention, sustainability models, company location strategies, corporate social responsibility, demographic shifts, economic trends, and organizational leadership styles.

His predictive analytics work most recently featured the development of a forward-facing corporate real estate demand-side index that converted an internal business metric (demand for leased and owned corporate space) into a macro-economic forecast.

He also crafted the first-ever position statement advocating the wide-scale adoption of net-zero energy practices by multinational corporations.

A widely published author, frequently quoted expert, and respected research analyst, Richard is drawn to interdisciplinary thinking and exercises that cut across divergent industry, professional, cultural, geographic and demographic groupings.

The Case4Space
Richard’s is a lead contributor to the Case4Space Think Tank.
The Case4Space is a diverse group of ‘insurgent’ workplace, design, lean construction, human resource, behavioral science, sustainability and other experts looking ahead and gauging the dynamics between physical workspace, alternative workplace practices and the worker experience. The group is sponsored by Google, Haworth, Balfour Beatty, Cousins Properties and other interests.

Envisioning the Workplace of the Future
Richard also plays a key role in the introduction of Visual Information Modeling, working with an innovative technology and building information specialist, VIMtrek.
VIMtrek is an example of practices in harmony with a new era of information management and big data analytics on a continuum of innovation, in this case for the built environment and the quality of the human experience within it.

Valuing Deep Retrofits
As with VIMtrek, Richard’s focus is increasingly on measuring value ahead of cost cutting. In 2014, he teamed with the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) to introduce the Deep Retrofit Valuation (DRV) Guide to business and trade media.

It’s an innovation that helps companies predict with certainty the return on investment of energy management improvements, for which RMI is renowned.

Generation Next – Tomorrow’s Workforce
The physical space in which we work is actually less important than what we experience within it. That’s why Richard teamed with JLL in 2014 on a ground-breaking study about the career preferences of millennials.

Enterprise City
Of course, millennials are central to the story behind the return to the city.
In 2014, Richard partnered with colleague Dennis Walsh to co-author and edit a new book, Enterprise City, available in Kindle format on It is a compelling set of essays on how companies are changing the global urban landscape for the better. Fourteen different thought leaders from some of the world’s most recognized brand names including IBM, Sprint and MGM Resorts help tell the story of how cities are innovating with technology, social media, stakeholder models and other community-building methods.

Richard has degrees from Boston University, Connecticut College and University of Delaware. Graduate of Boston Latin School, America’s first and oldest school. Certified Association Executive (CAE) via American Society of Association Executives since 2002.

Recent presentations include:
-Harvard University Kennedy School of Government
-University of Denver
-CoreNet Global – Great Lakes Regional Symposium
-Roosevelt University, Chicago
-Gensler Client Briefing, Houston
-University of Sao Paolo, Brazil
-Cooper Carry Architects, Atlanta
-CoreNet Global – Nashville, Tennessee

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