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Fireside Chat: Why CGP Uses OpenSpace on Retail and Hospitality Projects

In this recorded fireside chat, we bring you a fascinating conversation between OpenSpace’s Valerie Ashe (National Account Executive, Retail) and Shawn Black (Regional Vice President) at CGP Maintenance & Construction Services, Inc. Shawn shares valuable perspectives on the most urgent issues facing retailers, hospitality brands, and restaurateurs, including digital transformation, workforce management, and sustainability. Ryan also describes how OpenSpace reality capture is a game-changer for retail and hospitality facility management and operations.

Established in 1982, CGP Construction is a leading provider of general contracting services catering to commercial, industrial, and retail clients across various industries. With hubs in San Jose, San Diego, and Phoenix, CGP services some of the most iconic brands in the country, with a particular emphasis on grocery stores and convenience retailers on the West Coast.

Watch this on-demand presentation to:

  • Understand the key challenges facing retail, hospitality, and restaurant brands and the ways that reality capture is addressing them.
  • Discover how OpenSpace drives significant improvements in facility management, inspections, risk mitigation, employee health and safety, security planning, brand compliance, and asset protection.
  • Learn how OpenSpace 360° reality capture data improves communication, strengthens coordination, and accelerates response time by providing better clarity and transparency.
  • Gain new perspectives on the future of AI and other tech in the retail, restaurant, and hospitality sectors and guidance on approaches to innovation and technology adoption.

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About the Speakers

Shawn Black

Shawn Black

Regional Vice President, CGP Maintenance & Construction Services, Inc.

Shawn Black brings almost 30 years of experience in business development to his role as Regional Vice President of Business Development for CGP, where he is responsible for developing strategic partnerships on the West Coast. Shawn is also an experienced podcaster, public speaker, and coach with a focus on communication and leadership development. Shawn is a Certified Master NLP Practitioner and an independent certified coach, teacher, trainer, and speaker with The John Maxwell Team.
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Valerie Ashe

Valerie Ashe


Valerie Ashe has more than 20 years of experience in the construction industry which she leverages as OpenSpace’s National Account Executive for Retail. In this capacity, she looks after an esteemed set of US and global retail brands enjoying significant value from OpenSpace automated reality capture across their entire store lifecycle—from lease management, due diligence, and site surveys to construction progress, brand governance, facilities management, and store sustainment. Valerie earned a BA in English from The University of New Mexico.
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