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Attract Young Pros to Commercial Real Estate

Brokers can bring in talented, tech-savvy millennials if they make a few crucial changes to their processes and culture. The commercial real estate industry faces an era of exciting revitalization. But a pivot will be necessary in order to take advantage of it. A variety of interrelated factors—demographic ideals, changing workplace expectations, and the lingering [...]

By | July 31st, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

The Benefits and Challenges of Urbanization

Urbanization is a sign of the times. Since the Industrial Revolution, many people have moved to cities in hopes of better, more prosperous ways of living. As technologies evolve and the human population increases, the pressures to urbanize dramatically increase. By 2050, it’s expected that nearly 70% (revise hyperlink) 66-70% of the world’s population will [...]

By | July 11th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

How Driverless Cars Will Reshape the Built Environment

It’s clear that driverless car technologies have the power to reshape our society. A new study sponsored by Intel and prepared by Strategy Analytics predicts driverless car technology could generate $800 billion in economic impact by 2035 — and $7 trillion by 2050. While many are focusing on how driverless cars could reduce commute times or make [...]

By | July 6th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

The Pros and Cons of Coworking: Why Coworking is Essential for Today’s Business Model

Coworking spaces are becoming increasingly popular workplace alternatives for business employees, freelancers, and contractors all over the world. New and interactive environments are offering the benefits of improved resources and more creative, lively environments. A new report shows that coworking is so sustainable that the number of people working in coworking spaces is expected to [...]

By | June 16th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Why The Coworking Trend Is On The Rise

Over the past several years, work environments have been redefined in many ways. Changing workplace demographics and generational needs have transformed traditional work spaces into more communal and productive places. In particular, coworking spaces--defined by shared or communal membership-based workspace settings where diverse groups of remote contractors, independent professionals, and freelancers work together--have become a [...]

By | May 23rd, 2017|Blog|1 Comment

How Millennials Are Redefining Leadership

After our look at Millennials’ values and their outlook in my most recent post, I’d like to zoom in on the next generation’s thoughts on leadership. What sort of leaders does Generation Y value in the workplace? And what sort of leaders are Millennials becoming as they experience their 30s? Right now, there seems to be [...]

By | August 15th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Choosing Connectedness: Welcome to Generation C

This post was co-written by Doug Frye Defining generations based on their unique traits has always given us an easy, shorthand way to assess each group’s cultural impact. The “Greatest Generation” was about strength and sacrifice; Baby Boomers, about breaking down rigid social structures. Generation X was known, at least briefly, as the “slacker” generation, [...]

By | June 1st, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Crowdsourcing and Commercial Real Estate

Crowdsourcing is a practice that is becoming more mainstream and used more frequently by all kinds of companies. It’s a fascinating concept that’s developed as we’ve become a more global, connected and seamless marketplace.  If you’re not familiar with the term, crowdsourcing is a way to reach out to the masses or specific communities online [...]

By | May 2nd, 2012|Blog|0 Comments

Giving Back to the National Leadership Academy

Are leaders born or made? I believe it’s a little bit of both. While many people have some leadership qualities to build upon—whether it’s great communication skills, the ability to inspire others, or a steady hand under adversity and unexpected challenges—most develop these traits over many years and through many experiences. I also believe that [...]

By | May 1st, 2012|Blog|0 Comments

A Special Evening with Clients

I had the privilege of co-hosting several hundred clients and colleagues in San Francisco back in 2010. Colliers International was lead sponsor and host of an event on behalf of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, established by the former prime minister of the U.K. in 2008 to foster dialogue and understanding between people worldwide, regardless of [...]

By | April 26th, 2011|Blog|0 Comments