August 8th, 2016

Credit: iStock

Credit: iStock

Each week, I select a few articles that rise above the fray and hopefully help you on your journey in the CRE world. They pull from one of four “corners:” corporate real estate, technology, management science and anything positive. I welcome your comments on these articles and the submissions of others (with credit to you if I post them). I wish you a terrific week!

5 Minutes Early Is On Time; On Time Is Late; Late Is Unacceptable
“There’s a reason we set meeting times and deadlines. It allows for a coordination of efforts, minimizes time/effort waste, and helps set expectations. Think of how much would get done if everyone just “chilled out” and “went with the flow?” It would be the definition of inefficiency.”

For More U.S. Cities, Downtown Is A Center of Economic Strength
Huge CRE Implications: “Many neighborhoods within city limits are sinking amid a continuing loss of lower-skilled jobs offering good wages, while downtowns benefit from an influx of often well-educated young adults drawn to urban living, and the arrival of businesses eager to hire them.”

Emails Out Of Control? Here Are 5 Ways To Tame Your Inbox
“Ignore it all you want, but that intimidating number above your mail icon isn’t going anywhere until you take action.To aid in the daunting quest of taming your out-of-control inbox, we’ve put together a few simple tips that will not only get the number of unreads down to a manageable level, but keep it neat and easy to navigate for years to come, too.”

The Top 6 US Cities for Office Occupancy Cost
“Peaking office rents are becoming a problem in many markets. Tenants have shown they’re willing to expand, but as high demand pushes rents to record levels amid Brexit and the upcoming election turmoil, tenants might have an excuse to delay decisions until 2017. Across the globe, trophy office rents increased 2.4 percent from mid-year 2015 to mid-year 2016.”

This Is Now the Largest Solar Roof In the U.S.
“The cost of solar panels has dropped precipitously in recent years, and large solar projects like the one at (this) convention center can produce electricity for the same—or less—cost than buying electricity from the power grid.”

Your success blesses others. I wish you a great a hugely impactful week!