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Commercial Property Pricing, Sales Gains Continue In First Quarter
Strengthening fundamentals in all major property types and across U.S. regions bolstered continued gains in commercial real estate pricing and transaction activity in the opening months of 2014. www.costar.com

OK, Kids, Smile for the Drone!
Here’s a very 2014 question: What could the technology behind unmanned missile strikes […]

Bookmarks: The 5 Most Interesting Articles I’ve Read This Week

Office Recovery Hits Halfway Point; Demand Spreads Across US
The U.S. office recovery continued to hum quietly along in the first quarter, absent any dramatic surges or spikes. As a result of the measured pace of increasing tenant demand, the national office vacancy rate remained unchanged from the previous quarter at 11.9%. www.costar.com

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I’m Not Dead Yet!; The Office Campus Lives On

In 2008 I asked a senior executive  - let’s call him Steve – at one of the world’s largest companies about his philosophy on corporate campuses.

“Do you know how many vacant former telecom campuses there are in the US?” he asked. My shrug gave away my grasp of the issue. “Way to many, and […]

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“Everybody Has A Plan Until They Get Punched in the Face.”

My account of participating in a cyber security crisis drill. It was a sobering day and I learned some valuable lessons. Keep your ear to the digital railroad track…bad guys abound.

Welcome to the Fiberhood

This post discusses our digital thirst for more and more and bandwidth. How will we in CRE deal with this issue?

The upside of Atlanta’s downtown

Downtown Atlanta is indicative of many CBD’s. There is a resurgence of interest in dense urban areas including Atlanta’s previously down on it’s luck downtown.

Engineering Serendipity

Can great workplace culture and innovation happen at home? A discussion of the Atlanta Technology Village and it’s workplace incorporating the views of Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer and ATV’s founder David Cumming.

Tim Cook’s #CRE Challenge

What if the CEO of the largest company in the universe called you and said he had a little project he'd like you to work on? He thinks you’re a pretty swell leader, and he wants you to shake up the office landlord business. What would you do to make Mr. Cook a happy man?

Cyber-Security and #CRE

Like you, I’ve seen a lot in the press recently about cyber-attacks and computer hacking. It all sounds like a 1980’s movie. I didn’t really think I had much to worry about in the world of commercial real estate. I don’t cover the blinking lights – that’s the CTO’s role along with his or her […]

Be A Real (Estate) Wise Guy

Why? What? How? – A 3-Part Series.

Part 1: Figure out Why You Need Real Estate in the First Place

Part 2: (Below): Address the What in the Real Estate Decisions

Part 3: (Upcoming): Discuss How you will execute

 

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