Studley's Roy Abernathy Attends Contract Design Forum as Panelist
Miami, FL (November 7, 2013)  

Roy Abernathy, Senior Managing Director of Workplace Strategy and Analytics at Studley, the leading global commercial real estate services firm, was a panelist at the Contract Design Forum in Paradise Valley, Arizona, The Forum took place October 31- November 2, 2013.

An invite-only event, Contract’s annual Forum is an opportunity for key design industry leaders to gather for two days of discussion and networking, with a total of about 60-75 attendees. The theme of this year’s Forum was Repositioning Design with discussions centered on the evolving role of design in society and how designers can seize opportunities to be change-agents for their clients, communities, and profession.

Abernathy was part of the panel discussion: The Brokers and Project Managers. He joined Sean Black, Senior Vice President at Jones Lang LaSalle; Peter Ferzan, Principal at Turner Townsend Ferzan Robbins; and Jenny Haeg, President of Custom Spaces Commercial Real Estate; in a discussion on the challenges in working with clients and designers in today’s new economy.

Abernathy brings more than 20 years of experience as a workplace strategist, architect and corporate real estate executive. His areas of expertise include office/workplace strategy, sustainability, energy usage, business process and change management.

About Studley

Studley is the leading global commercial real estate services firm specializing in tenant representation. Founded in 1954, Studley pioneered the conflict-free business model of representing only tenants in their commercial real estate transactions. With over 60 offices worldwide, Studley offers expert advisory services, including brokerage, project management, corporate services and strategic portfolio solutions. Studley’s unique approach examines every client’s business to fully understand corporate objectives and optimize real estate assets. For more information, please visit and follow us on Twitter @StudleyInc and LinkedIn.