Willis Sparks of Eurasia Group at VIP Americas
- March 1, 2023: Vol. 35, Number 3

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VIP Americas key takeaways: Notes from our recent event

by Chase McWhorter

How do you navigate change and achieve the best possible outcome in your company? What macro/geopolitical risks are out there, and how much attention should be paid to them? How do you lean into adversity, complexity and uncertainty to use it to your advantage? How do you level up on discipline and accountability? At the 2023 Visions, Insights & Perspectives (VIP) Americas conference, held in late January in Southern California, these were some of the questions that underpinned the real estate–focused panels and discussions thanks to two fantastic keynote speakers: Willis Sparks from Eurasia Group, who focused on the top 10 risks of 2023, and Brent Gleeson, a former Navy SEAL, who focused his presentation on how the SEALs create teams that work well under intense pressure.

The 2023 VIP Advisory Board initially met in mid-2022 to begin planning the event, and it was in that meeting we collectively determined that there was too much discussion around how to hunker down an

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