The Instant Group, a workspace innovation company, has made a senior appointment with Joe Brady taking the role of CEO Americas. Brady will lead the Americas business from Instant’s newly formed Chicago office as part of its expansion. Brady will begin at Instant Group December 2, 2019.
“Bringing a senior executive of Joe’s standing into our team is a critical part of our expansion in the region,” Tim Rodber, global CEO of The Instant Group, said. “Real estate strategy is becoming more agile and having to deliver more value to the business—Joe not only understands the challenges around this but has a track record of delivery in this field.”
A highly experienced real estate professional, Brady has run his own consultancy, held several senior roles at JLL and most recently was divisional vice president for real estate at Walgreen Company, responsible for a 150-million-square-foot portfolio. During his 30 years in the sector he has had diverse experience growing high-volume retail, delivering global roll-outs of office and distribution centers, and driving portfolio optimization and property technology leadership in retail, banking and consumer-oriented companies.
“The real estate market is changing—client solutions are becoming more complex and business requirements have evolved; the increase in flexible workspace is at the heart of this profound change,” Brady said. “Instant has the progressive, client-centric approach that real estate teams now need. It is a company that has grown dynamically, has a fantastic team in place and has the potential to make very significant strides in the Americas.”
Instant currently employs more than 300 people in 13 cities around the world. The company has opened five offices across the country and its sales offices in Dallas, San Francisco and New York have doubled in size over the past two years. Instant deals with more than 3,000 client requirements a year in the U.S., working for clients such as Amazon and AMEX.