Data, Data, Data. Data is not a new word, but now, it seems to be everywhere. It’s there when I wake up in the morning staring at me as I hit the snooze button on my iPhone. I know the weather in Somalia and the value of the Yen, before I brush my teeth. I’m being crushed by the sheer weight of data. Please, please, please, just give me what I want, when I want it and in a way that makes my life simpler, not more complicated. Sabeer Bhatia, the co-founder of Hotmail, one of the first, truly useful email applications developed in the 90’s, is now focused on making software applications that work, that make your life better and most importantly, more meaningful. Read more
For a commercial real estate broker, a tablet serves multiple purposes. And all of them allow you to be more efficient, save time, generate more sales and generally become a happier person. No, I truly mean that. Think about it. You're on the road much of your working day. Everything you need is on that small, comfortable-to-carry electronic device that can give you access to millions of easy-to-read documents... Read more
With rare exception, the speakers noticeably avoided any reference to the Hispanic Market as a traditionally lower income market and preferred to point out that Hispanic shoppers do spend money on, other than lower priced retail items. Another key concept discussed was the Aggregate Income of Hispanic communities.
The thought crossed my mind that if a state was of the mind to do something that might increase local employment, the combination of taxation of internet sales and a moratorium on sales tax, might do just the trick.
Trying to "save the commission" is all about tripping over dollars to pick up pennies. Worse yet, if the tenant thinks they can do a better job on a renewal than the best real estate advisors in their market, that's just flat out delusional.
It’s not just me, so I am not going to ask the question. But it just seems that even the simplest things are complicated now and I am sure that it is due to information overload. I thought computers and more information was going to make things simpler. Much to my chagrin and consternation, it... Read more