A team led by women
We are inspired by challenge and driven by innovation
First and foremost we are honest and decent human beings.
We like to sleep well at night.
We love our work and the people we work with,
we believe in the golden rule.
We believe in doing good for our community and the world
and take a long view towards a sustainable future.
We believe people and relationships are as important as profits
and we care to make those relationships last a long time.
We believe in transparency and are fair about the fees we charge.
Managing Principal & Co-Founder
As a co-founder of The Vanguard Collaborative, Joyce Bromberg brings 40 years of Design and Strategy experience to what she believes will be Real Estates most challenging and exciting era.
Joyce began her career as an Interior Designer and spent the first half of her 28 years at Steelcase honing those skills. During this period Joyce was responsible for many award winning show rooms and trade shows. This period culminated in a heralded exhibit called "Breaking Patterns " which highlighted the changes technology would bring to the workplace. and helped to define the newly coined term Knowledge Work.
Subsequently she developed an Award Winning Surface Materials Program and most importantly was tapped to bring IDEO's Human Centered Design methodology to Steelcase. As Director of Research Joyce led the work that resulted in the creation of Steelcases's Health Care and Education subsidiaries as well as her being the lead creator of a revolutionary Space Planning Methodology called Community Based Planning.
Joyce left Steelcase in 2010 and started a consultancy called The Bromberg Group. It was during this time that she began consulting with Sentry Centers, a small startup that eventually became Convene. Credited with being the "third founder" Joyce created the strategy that led to the company's focus on Work and The WorkPlace. While at Convene she held the roles of Chief Strategy and Chief Design Officer.
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Managing Principal & Co-Founder
Jenny Kim brings a multidisciplinary approach that incorporates Strategy, Brand and Design into distinctive and memorable solutions. With nearly 20 years in the design industry and an education that began with architecture, and concluded in furniture design, she applies big picture, conceptual thinking with attention to the fine details of bespoke furniture, lighting and styling to all of her projects. She strives to ensure that every detail resonates and serves a purpose in delivering holistic spaces and experiences.
Having worked with the recognized leaders in hospitality ,brand and experience design including Rockwell Group, AvroKO and Brand Bureau her expertise spans all aspects of brand development and environmental design.
Throughout her career, she has led her teams to create noteworthy interiors and products. Her work is part of the permanent collection at the Cooper Hewitt Museum and is inclusive of the guestrooms of the TWA hotel. Most recently, as the VP, Creative Director of Convene, she brought her understanding of strategic placemaking to transform their spaces into award-winning interiors that speak to and broadcast Convene's brand vision, mission and ethos.
We are guardians
of meaningful words, logic and beauty
We love words.
The right words may be elusive, but when the perfect ones are found, their meaning resonates and strikes an emotional chord.
We care about doing things thoughtfully.
No need to argue over differing opinions. When the strategy and logic are established collaboratively and up front, the rest follows with ease.
We understand the importance of aesthetics. Beautifully designed places not only function well, but also have the ability to inspire, uplift, and engage.