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Regional Report: The West

As businesses strive to recover from the pandemic, states in the West and Southwest double down on their strongholds in tech, financial services and logistics.
#1: TEXAS
CERTAINTY IN AN UNCERTAIN WORLD
In a time of political, social and economic uncertainty, Texas offers businesses a bedrock of stability and “certainty in a known quantity,” says Robert Allen, CEO of the Texas Economic Development Corporation. The tax climate, reasonable regulations, access to talent and low cost of living have made the Lone Star State an even more attractive destination since the start of the pandemic. “When you are a CEO making a …

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An HR perspective on the future of workplace as it relates to Covid-19, CRE and D&I | Rebecca Ahmed

An HR perspective on the future of workplace
as it relates to Covid-19, CRE and D&I

Rebecca Ahmed
Corporate Managing Director, Savills
Leadership Coach


Rebecca Ahmed is an upcoming TEDx speaker, certified Energy Leadership Coach with the International Coaching Federation (ICF), and published writer. She has taken her expertise and launched her own business, Laugh Thru Life, where she brings energy and joy to the workplace and is a recognized expert in talent acquisition, culture, and diversity and inclusion. During her 10+ years as a leader in Human Resources (HR) in Hospitality, she is most notably recognized for partnering with C-Suite Executives through a 2.8B M&A, overseeing Talent Acquisition, HR Operations and Technology for up to 16,000+ team members. Rebecca joined Savills in 2019 as their Corporate Managing Director to help organizations leverage their commercial real estate to attract top talent. Rebecca has a bachelor’s in public relations with a double minor in communication design and business from the University of Southern California, and a master’s in hotel administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.


Founded in the UK in 1855, Savills is one of the world's leading real estate service providers. At Savills, we help organizations find the solutions that ensure employee success. Sharply skilled and fiercely dedicated, our integrated teams of consultants and brokers are experts in better real estate. With services in tenant representation, capital markets, project management, workforce/incentives and workplace strategy/occupant experience, we’ve boosted the potential of workplaces around the corner, and around the world, for 160 years and counting.