Lisa Picard

Lisa Picard

CEO, EQ Office
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Lisa Picard is President and Chief Executive Officer of EQ Office, where she leads culture, vision and strategy for the company. She is passionate about curating great spaces that maximize human potential, particularly in this age of rapid automation and technological advancements. As CEO, Lisa drives the strategic direction for the organization, inspires her team to find creative solutions that challenge past assumptions and helps customers identify new pathways for success.  Lisa joined EQ in 2016 as its Chief Operating Officer to advance the company’s organizational vision, technology platform and investment strategies. In 2017, she was named CEO and immediately began work to shift the organization to have greater relevancy in the marketplace.

Prior to joining EQ, Lisa was Executive Vice President at Skanska Commercial Development, where she was responsible for establishing the company’s strategic development and investment for the Pacific Northwest. She also founded Muse Development in Seattle, and worked several years for Hines Interests, where she managed multiple national accounts for pension fund investment in real estate.

Lisa holds two master’s degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She regularly lectures at MIT and the University of Washington on topics she is passionate about, including design thinking, mindful leadership, real estate innovation and understanding risk in changing markets. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Honest Buildings, a capital planning and project management platform for real estate owners.