Trained, and qualified as an Architect, Chris Hood, has often moved outside his formal training, and certainly outside “the box” in order to seek bold, innovative solutions in the field of Corporate real estate. He has written articles, presented papers at major events, holds a US patent for furniture design and is very active in a number of leading industry thought- leadership and advisory groups. At the present time Chris is a Director of North America Consulting at Advanced Workplace Associates, a boutique workplace consulting team based in the United Kingdom but with team members and client assignments across the globe.
Chris Hood is Managing Director and Platform Lead for Occupancy Services within CBREs Global Corporate Services organization. As a student of Alternate Workplace Strategies for over 34 years he shares his knowledge, experience and thought leadership with his clients, teammates and his industry.
Chris has built a reputation for delivering what others spend time talking about: large-scale workplace transformation; implementing quickly, globally and boldly, with a passionate focus on the employee experience. Previously, Chris directed the design activity of Hewlett Packard’s (HP) Global Workplace Initiative—a company-wide initiative across the world’s largest technology company.
Chris was a past winner of Corenet’s Global Innovation Award, was a founder and leader of their Workplace Community, and has spoken at Industry Conferences across the world winning multiple Luminary Awards in the process.