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All in One Rarely Results in One for All

All in One Rarely Results in One for All

Recently, we’ve all been witness to a global conversation about macroeconomics, as countries decide how to do business around the world while protecting interests at home. Between the elections here in the US, to those happening overseas in Europe and related to Brexit, it’s a fascinating time of change and reflection. For those of us […]

When Launching Your Vision, Aim High but Keep Your Feet on the Ground

When Launching Your Vision, Aim High but Keep Your Feet on the Ground

On September 12, 1962, in Houston Texas, in front of 35,000 people, many of whom were scientists and politicians, John F. Kennedy charged a nation when he said, “We choose to go to the moon.”  That speech, the “Moon Speech,” is a great illustration of executive leadership, as it embodies an important planning principle called […]

Unleashing Your Property Teams to Improve Tenant Satisfaction

Unleashing Your Property Teams to Improve Tenant Satisfaction

“Team” does not mean “you”. Not to butcher the obvious, but it’s also not just a group of “yous”. Like music, “Team” requires more than a single note – like happiness, more than a single laugh. Team is a group condition carefully nurtured over time through soft stuff like trust and responsibility, and hard stuff […]

The Rise of the Office Worker: The Increasing Importance of Tenant Relationship Management

The Rise of the Office Worker: The Increasing Importance of Tenant Relationship Management

Are you an office worker? If so, you spend half of your waking weekdays in an environment over which you have little influence or control – your office building. You aren’t alone. Office workers fit into 76 differing occupations and account for one-fifth of the US workforce, or thirty million people of a total one-hundred […]