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Bret Swango, CFA

Bret Swango, CFA

Senior Vice President, Workforce Analytics & Location Strategy

Bret leads the Location Intelligence & Workforce Analytics teams in the Americas. He has a depth of operational strategy and corporate finance experience which he leverages to transform data into insight to inform quantitatively defensible business decisions for tenants, landlords, investors and developers. In this time of accelerating change, he and his team are using analytics to transform uncertainty into alpha.

Latest articles

Macro Trends Shaping the Future of CRE Part 5: Deglobalization Opportunities & Obstacles
As the last part of this series, Colliers' Bret Swango delves into the implications of reshoring and some critical considerations to help corporations and investors strategically position themselves for success in this era of deglobalization.
Macro Trends Shaping the Future of CRE Part 4: The Green Transition
As Part Four in this five-part series, Colliers' Bret Swango takes a deeper dive into the influence of the green transition, examining the driving forces and wider ripple effects on manufacturing, investment, and more.
Macro Trends Shaping the Future of CRE Part 3: Higher-for-Longer Rates
In this five-part series, Colliers' Bret Swango looks at the largest forces shaping the future of commercial real estate. Part three analyzes the impact of the new higher-for-longer interest rate environment.
Macro Trends Shaping the Future of CRE Part 2: The AI Revolution
In part two, Brett Swango looks at how technology like generative AI has the potential to simultaneously offset and exacerbate some of that disruption and how AI will be transformative for the economy, job creation and the future of supply chains.
Macro Trends Shaping the Future of CRE Part 1: Shifting Demographics Set Up Long-Term Labor Challenges
Every firm is attempting to maximize their risk-adjusted returns for their shareholders. This five-part series will unpack five prevailing macro trends shaping commercial real estate and provide a deeper look at these forces.
Recalibration of Risk and Return Framework Drives Green Transition and Onshoring Activity
In this new blog series, Colliers Industrial and Occupier Services experts offer their expertise into the factors driving onshoring, the impact on industrial real estate, and key takeaways for investors and occupiers alike.
Part 1: A New Approach for the Return-to-Office
This article is the first in a five-part series which will help occupiers navigate the return-to-office (RTO), avoid costly risks and effectively manage their portfolios while using data to test and pivot.
Onshoring Series: Role of Automation in U.S. Manufacturing (Part 3)
We explore interplay between the skillsets that will be needed to enable complex manufacturing here in the U.S.
COVID-19: The Great Accelerator of Onshoring (Part 1)
We explore the inherent challenges within the global supply chain sector while examining the actions of some of the world’s largest supply chains, COVID-19’s impact, as well as the costs and benefits of manufacturing in China.
O’ Tech Talent, Where Art Thou: A Deep Dive into the Top Tech Markets
Curious about the best tech markets for software developers? Dive into our insights on the top 20 in 2020.
How to Successfully Transition Out of Co-Working Space
If you want to scale properly and build an attractive company culture, it may be time to leave the nest. Just make sure you hire the right advisor to teach you how to fly first.