Bookmarks: 5 Interesting Articles to Help You This Week

March 20th, 2017

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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!

Millennials are Forcing America’s Largest Corporations to Kill Traditional Suburban Office Parks
“…developers still have to decide if their buildings align with what employees are asking for, and doubly so as the desire for certain elements of the ‘urban experience’ have bled into the suburbs. If businesses choose not to adapt to those changing preferences, as…research suggests they should, it shouldn’t come as a surprise if tenants begin to jump ship. The cities that have strong downtowns and are successful in attracting corporate relocations and millennials to live nearby will have an unquestionable edge. “In those metropolitan areas, the suburban campus will be less successful.” www.businessinsider.com

It’s 10 AM. Do You Know What Your Sales Reps Are Doing?
“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

High Above, Drones Keep Watchful Eyes on Wildlife in Africa
“Popices launched with a new offering: indoor spaces. Their portfolio includes restaurants, cafes, a hotel, and even a converted house-boat. Baker tells us that each space offers different perks, but that “if you compare it to Airbnb, we basically guarantee members a bed (desk + chair) and all the other extras depend on the location they choose. www.https://allwork.space.com

How The Top Real Estate Tycoon In LA Overcame MS To Achieve Success
“Pardee took a year off from working to focus on her values and what was most important to her. She attended the LifeForward program through the Hudson Institute of Coaching in Santa Barbara, which gave her the tools to get her life under control. “I was able to hone in on what was important to me in each area of my life – personal, family, friends, business and community. I had to make a commitment to live within my values and be true to myself. I had to learn to give up things I could not change. I made visions boards for my life that incorporated creative ways to live in the moment and truly appreciate every day. Rather than letting the MS diagnosis set me back, I took control of my life and made an actionable plan.”www.forbes.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

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

Ken

 

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