March 27th, 2017
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!
The Dirty Secret That’s Making Major Construction More Expensive
“With all of these different factors involved in removing dirt from sites, it is no wonder contractors have been devoting greater resources to trying to make the process more efficient. As major projects break ground every year, it keeps becoming harder to find new places to dump the dirt, compounding the logistical challenges contractors face.” www.bisnow.com
“The revelation of how sales people actually spend their time paves the way for management based on facts, not myths. It makes clearer what combination of coverage, alignment, and behaviors generates the best outcomes. And it gives frontline managers a specific agenda for coaching and training, all in the service of inspiring greater productivity for the entire sales team..” www.hbr.com
Research: Stale Office Air Is Making You Less Productive
“….research adds empirical evidence to a long-recognized phenomenon. Ben Franklin once professed, “I am persuaded that no common air from without is so unwholesome as the air within a close room that has been often breathed and not changed.” We’ve all struggled to concentrate in a conference room that is stuffy and warm. When a window or door is opened and fresh air comes in, it breathes life into the room. Businesses would benefit from recognizing this and taking action to optimize their air quality for employees’ health and productivity.“ www.hbr.com
How Big Data Improves the Real Estate Industry
“The vast big data ocean contains billions of pieces of information and the ultimate goal is to find meaning and patterns. It decreases the risk traditionally associated with real estate business, empowering us to make informed decisions based on facts and figures. We have a chance to obtain greater insight into markets and trends that shape them.” www.inman.com
How the ‘Airbnb for Pets’ Became a $70 Million Business
“The company’s success has been good news for Rocky the fearful goldendoodle, who no longer has to spend her time in kennels. Hirschhorn, speaking while on vacation in the Dominican Republic, says that she’s currently boarding with a DogVacay sitter. “From the pictures I’ve gotten of Rocky at the beach, on a hike, and passed out in her bed,” he adds, “I’m pretty sure she’s having as much fun on vacay as we are.” www.inc.com
Richard Branson’s 5 a.m. Workout and 5 Other Morning Habits of Successful Billionaires
“Get your head in the game If you think you have a lot on your plate, just imagine what it’s like to wake up every morning and face running one of the world’s biggest businesses. The secret is to have a thoughtful morning routine.” www.inc.com
Your success blesses others. I wish you a great a hugely impactful week!