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Video Do Women Need a Sense of Humor in a Male Dominated Company?

Sallie surprised me when she started discussing the need for a sense of humor in management, especially for women who may have to deal with micro biases and somewhat insensitive comments in a male dominated workplace. She suggested that, like dealing with your own children, you've got to pick your battles. Actually, that was how I described it. I question however, "when do you know when to comment and when to just shine it on?". Read more

Video Will Building Sensors Customize Your Building for You?

Neel Naicker, CEO of AMP Technologies points out how building sensors are changing how our buildings are changing to fit our needs on both a micro and macro basis. The sensors are getting more and more sophisticated, gathering all sorts of data and information. The sensors alone are not what is important. It is their connectivity to building and data systems that is what makes the building smart and performs a valuable service for us. Soon, when you walk into a building............... Read more

Video Volunteer and Lead to Get the Most out of Your Professional Organizations

I take pride in recognizing something special when I see it. In this video I am behind the camera as I interview Kristen Blount and Jane Snoddy Smith. special bond and friendship between the two of them, I ditched my previously planned questions, put the two of them in front of the camera and let them, just talk and it was a doozy of a talk. I couldn't have planned this video better. When everything was all done, it was obvious that they epitomized the essence of what it meant to volunteer your time for a cause and organization that you believe in. Read more

Video Will the Presidential Election Affect Commercial Real Estate?

The commercial real estate "supercoach", Rod Santomassimo and I discuss in May 2016, how the presidential election may affect commercial real estate and those of us dependant upon it. Although Rod and I handle the discussion in a, somewhat, light hearted fashion, we do touch on issues that may have serious consequences for commercial real estate, including: * The fate of the 1031 tax exchange. Will investors continue to rely on these benefits? *What if tax rates increase, particularly for investment property? *Will the mortgage interest deduction continue without change? Is it untouchable? *Do we see either candidate benefiting the middle class? We have added an additional, fun, interactive aspect to this video by including a poll that you can participate in, directly in the video. Yes, that's correct, you read me right. As you watch the video, you will be able to click on the video and answer our poll questions, throughout the video. Read more

Video Will There only be Restaurants in Shopping Centers and Malls?

In this video, Garrick points out that over 50% of the growth in shopping centers has come from restaurants. He does question, however, whether or not the year-over-year growth of restaurant sales can continue to support all of these new restaurants. He also cautions and reminds everyone that when the economy dips, one of the first things that consumers stop doing is going out to dinner. Some good food for thought? Read more

Video Who’s Driving Consumer Spending in Retail?

In this video Anjee Solanki, National Director, Retail Services for Colliers International, asks the question, "Who's driving Consumer Spending in Retail?". From Anjee's perspective, she believes that it is the consumer habits that are driving their spending, while I, as a true lawyer should, suggest ..... Read more

Video Is There Finally a Loopnet Killer Out There?

Shortly after Google invested in Auction.com, the company changed it's name to Ten-X, apparently with an eye towards broadening its appeal and services. Some of the company still focuses on the online auction business, but they have recently added additional services which, coupled with their underlying document and marketing expertise, are intended to induce the brokerage community to use their platform on a regular basis. If Ten-X successfully implements its plans, a huge part of US real estate transactions will occur on their platform, putting Ten-X in a position to not only challenge Loopnet and Costar, but perhaps, beat them at their own business, which is getting eyeballs to their site and gathering information. Read more

Video Event CREW Network Convention 2016 is an Opportunity for Men and Women in Commercial Real Estate

Gail Ayers, CREW Network CEO and I talk about this years upcoming convention. In this video, Gail describes, not only who will be speaking at the convention but, but what they will be speaking about as well as the underlying significance of their presentations. At the 2016 CREW Network Convention and Marketplace, you’ll expand your network, be inspired by some of the most insightful speakers today, hear the latest on what’s happening in commercial real estate, and get an insider’s look at the some of the most innovative commercial space in the world. In addition to the unparalleled networking and leadership education, you will experience the collective and individual impact on the CRE industry. 2016-CREW-Network and Drawing (1) From my personal experience, it is amazing to participate in a conference with 2,000 leaders or those who want to be a leader. Click on the banner to the right to register for our iPad drawing and the convention. If you're a CRE professional (male or female) looking to expand your network while taking advantage of some of the best education in the marketplace, CREW Network and CRE Radio & tV encourage you to join us in New York. Read more

Video Student Housing Owners Get Surprised by Students Use of Internet

Here I am doing interviews at Realcomm and I run into Ian Marlow, CEO of Fitech. He's a really funny guy who tells me this story about how university student, living in off-campus student housing, decided to, in essence, hijack the housing projects internet. An interesting footnote to the story is that the owner of the student housing complex had to revise all of their leases to take into consideration the changing internet and IT infrastructure offered to students at Universities. Read more

Video New, Crowdsourced, Mobile First CRE Listing App Created by and For Brokers

In this video, I interview David Perlmutter, the founder of Quantum Listing, a new, crowdsourced, mobile first commercial real estate listing app. What I like about this new app is that, while it is targeted to the millennial generation, it was created by a "not so millennial" commercial real estate broker to solve his own real estate needs. You see, David is not just the founder of a CRE Tech company, but he is also a commercial real estate broker. During the interview, David points out some of the unique features of Quantum Listing, including the fact that you can upload data right to the app and it doesn't create extra work for the user since it uses the data and material that the user has already created. One of the best aspects of this app is that it is really easy to send your listings to social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, straight from the app. Read more