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POLL QUESTION: When should you bring up the SALARY question in a JOB INTERVIEW? Please SHARE
TOO LATE: The Counter-Offer. Why don’t companies let employees know what their value is? Why do they wait until the employee quits?
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If only I had not wasted so much time on drama and distractions that don’t matter. - Patient After Diagnosed With Terminal Cancer
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This CEO thought he found a great way to attract and retain the best talent. It didn't work as planned—but the company benefited anyway
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Does SALARY TRANSPARENCY Help or Hurt? Should you know how much your coworkers make?
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Return-to-office delays: Executives concerned the longer people stay at home, the harder or more disruptive it could be to eventually bring them back
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In a post that went viral, a recruiter said he requested PTO to go to his son's first day of school — and it was denied. He was caught off guard. Would you have been too?
Goodbye Cubicles. Hello Clubhouse? Will the office space of 2021 and beyond look vastly different from the office space of 2019?
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Many landlords haven't been paid for over a year and are suffering. Will the Eviction Moratorium crash and burn? Who's to blame?
Of those that ask for a raise, most are successful. Some tips on how to ask for a raise at work.
Ageism: Older workers are experiencing the highest levels of long-term unemployment. 7 Subtle Signs of Ageism
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RECRUITERS: Here are some tips to use to significantly increase your productivity
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Labor Shortage: Rethinking the hiring of those with criminal records? Those convicted of felonies? Those who were incarcerated? Is this a good idea?
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Survey: 82% of professionals say they plan to quit their job in the next 6 months. Plus 31% say they’d quit even if they didn’t have another job lined up. What should employers do?
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POLL: Recruiting is much harder when hiring managers automatically reject any candidate who isn’t currently employed. Does your company or clients do this?
Everyone, Including Olympic Athletes, Fail. Failure can be a powerful tool for disruption. Failure can release us from the constraints of caution and perfectionism. Just don't quit!
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Candidates over 55 that want to work but can’t get a job is increasing. Ageism is based on wrong assumptions and stereotypes as is all forms of discrimination. What can be done to overcome these myths?
A toxic work environment? Here are 10 ways that bad bosses can drive good people away. Agree? Y/N? What would you add?
Recruiting and Hiring Talent: Are Formerly Incarcerated Individuals an untapped source of candidates?
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If An Email Can Resolve a Meeting, Please Send it, Don't Schedule It. Agree?
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How do you segment workers into groups with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion? What about other factors besides race and gender, such as age and different opinions?
If a job offer is based on your last salary, why shouldn’t your vacation time be based on your last job, too? Shouldn't vacation time be negotiable as well?
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With the increase in remote working, employee tracking systems were supposed to help productivity. It hasn't. Do this instead
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Has office-based sexual harassment shifted to video calls and online chats due to the growth of remote working?
One class of workers, older adults, suffer from ageism, especially in hiring. Older workers face preconceptions and barriers to employment
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Addressing Employee Burnout: Research shows it's more productive to have 4-day weeks. Mentally fresh people use their time more effectively. Thoughts?
If someone just starting out in their career asked you for one piece of advice, what would you tell them?
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The Past is water under the bridge. The Future is yet to be written. Be in the Here and Now. Participate in the occasion Life presents
What is a "Notebook Boss?" Why Should You Avoid Working for Them?
In the past, a job interview was a chance for candidates to sell themselves. However, are the job seekers now the ones who need to be sold? Y/N?
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“It should not take 9 interviews for any role." Making the interviewing process more lengthy and difficult can lose you the top talent you are seeking. Agree? Thoughts?
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Great companies hire skilled people that are motivated and inspire them. Then they work to keep them
Research: The best performing work teams didn’t deliver because of talent, resources, or money. Out of 250 factors, these were the top 5 for outstanding teams
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Do you always make an offer verbally and follow-up with a written offer to job candidates? Is there always a dealbreaker with salary? What other negotiation tips can you share?
More companies are considering testing a 4-day workweek in an effort to combat employee burnout. Can a permanent 3-day weekend boost both happiness and productivity?
Survey: Nearly 75% of employers said they store just about everything — emails, calls, messages, videos — which can be used to make decisions and for performance reviews
Be a Freethinker. Don't accept everything you hear as truth and fact. Use critical thinking skills. Then make an informed decision
Success demands 'rent' every day. If you want to be successful, find the 'rent' and pay it. Success demands these 6 things. What would YOU add as #7?
“Of all the “attitudes” we can acquire, surely the attitude of gratitude is the most important and by far the most life changing.” - Zig Ziglar
If you need someone to motivate you, inspire you, and challenge you every day, it's time to look inside yourself. Greatness begins from within
You Can Live Anywhere. Except Colorado. Politicians get applicants discriminated against in remote work hiring. Bureaucrats fail to foresee costs of their actions
No Soliciting Our Employees? To assist in reducing turnover, employee retention, reducing benefit costs, and holding down salary increases to workers, should the law change?
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A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. - John C. Maxwell
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When an employee bends the truth or lies outright it's a tough managerial situation. If a worker is being dishonest, what should you do?
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Alternative Investments: Diversify your portfolio across multiple asset classes. 3 reasons why to invest in alternatives
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You wake up at 3am, check your phone and decide to reply to an 'urgent' work email. Ask yourself if it needs to be done after-hours? Your thoughts on this email footer?
As hybrid work becomes a likely scenario for millions of professionals, what are executives saying about its future? What questions should you be asking yourself?
When recruiting talent, is it ever acceptable to include a salary range of $50K-$100K? Or is it not helpful? What's a better way?
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The pessimist complains about the wind; The optimist expects it to change; The realist adjust the sails. - William Arthur Ward | Are you willing to adjust your sails? To get where you want to go?
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Dozens of employers are including disclaimers in postings for remote jobs that say residents of the state of Colorado won’t be considered
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Survey: Financial repercussions continue. Workers are losing out on money due to company-wide freezes on promotions and raises. Unpaid overtime is up as well
THE FUTURE OF WORK: A successful hybrid workplace. The uncertain future of work presents a challenge and an opportunity
More workers are quitting their jobs than at any time in at least 2 decades. Will employers raise wages and offer promotions to keep hold of talent?
Landlord groups ask the Supreme Court to issue an order stopping the CDC’s national ban on evictions, currently set to expire on June 30th
Those who'll play with cats must expect to be scratched.
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You could be one idea or decision away from your big breakthrough. Always remember that.
Does presenteeism win over productivity? Still? Do workers wait for the boss to leave before going home? Is it bad managers? A toxic workplace? Control? What else?
A new hybrid (partial office, partial remote) setup is here to stay. Here are some actionable tips for leaders for managing remote teams
Is rush hour dead, forever? More flexible work arrangements have smoothed traffic flow and daily work commutes
Some employees are ecstatic when they can get their pay on-demand, so “on-demand pay” has become a benefit for recruiting great workers
Do you agree with, "That's the way we've always done it" is the death of efficiency? How do you get rid of 'dumb' rules at your workplace?
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Before you go to bed, celebrate your success of the day. Focus on your success and you'll look forward to creating more tomorrow
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If people would be the person that their dog thinks they are, they would be humble and kind. The best leaders are humble. Agree?
Want to Stop Overthinking Decisions? A simple approach will help you strip away the clutter to make smart decisions--without all the second-guessing
They say laughter is the best medicine, but does that apply to the workplace? Do you appreciate laughter at work? Y/N? Take this poll and share your thoughts
The only way to avoid criticism or misunderstandings is to say nothing, do nothing, and be nothing. Is that how you wish to live your life?
Rental Housing: The build-to-rent trend is here to stay. Now a proven model, larger pools of capital, builders, and operators have entered the industry
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As offices reopen, more companies are looking to hire. How can your company stand out against the competition?
Hiring Managers: Do you prefer a list of the top 5 already vetted candidates for interviewing? Or a much larger list of yet unvetted to choose from?
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Should Managers Be Held Partly Responsible for Poor Employee Performance? Y/N? Thoughts?
I'm celebrating my 3-year "cancerversary". It's also National Cancer Survivor Day. Here's to all Survivors and Warriors! Keep Fighting. Never Give Up Hope!
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McDonald's is testing AUTOMATED DRIVE-THRU ORDERING using new software. As fast-food continues to invest in technology, what will be the affect on entry-level and low-skilled workers?
What are the Top 5 key challenges that face the repositioning of shopping malls today?
Have you ever worked for a Micromanager? What was a takeaway from that experience? What affect has it had on how you now treat members of your team?
The wise person pays no attention to cynics, critics, and detractors. They do not care about the opinions of sheep. Give no time to the naysayers
New Study: The value of the economic contributions of like-kind exchanges. Do you think the 1031 Exchange is here to stay? Y/N? Thoughts?
What advice would you give to an employee about how to approach their manager and convince their boss to let them work remotely?
“Teamwork makes the dream work” ...don’t you agree? What can teams do to ensure that they are productive and drive the company forward?
If you had a choice, what would be your ideal weekly work schedule? Why? Please share more in the comments
Viral post shows ATTITUDE counts. Leads to multiple JOB OFFERS. Director says: "I believe in hiring on attitude as everything else can be taught." AGREE? Thoughts?
How do you feel about recorded One-Way Video Interviews? Do they really save time? Too impersonal? Introduces hiring bias? Poor candidate experience? What else?
Employers are struggling to fill job openings, even though a lot of people are looking for work. What's the problem? Why do you think that is?
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As more CEOs issue statements such as "employees need to be back at the office...or else", is being coercive the best way to higher productivity in the long run? Or is it more likely found through freedom to choose?
Change is scary. Does that mean we should stop proposing change at work? If you want to get support for your ideas, here are some tips
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Open Plan Offices bring serious questions about social distancing and safety. And with Hot Desking there's no designated workspaces and swappable desks. Will this work?
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Sticker Shock: The soaring lumber costs that slowed construction of single-family homes are now pinching apartment-building developers too
Housing advocates and local government leaders are pushing back on legislation and its blanket approach to short-term rentals
A man who has failed is not a failure. A man who has given up is.
Sobering stat: Almost 1 in 5 workers said they have experienced a toxic work environment. Experiences include sexual harassment and bullying
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Landlords — who in the past may have spurned tenants associated with unpleasant odors and noise — are now more open to leasing to veterinary clinics. Investors are also showing interest in veterinary real estate
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Companies need to radically change how they think about corporate office space or they risk alienating their workers and customers
Office Reopening Plans: Companies look to meet all safety protocols and distancing requirements. Gradual ramp-up expected for return of office workers
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Failure is part of your path to success. If you didn’t fail, you wouldn’t build the character you need to ultimately succeed. Every time you fail, rise again
The commercial property industry does attract scammers and fraudsters. That's why it's important to work with real estate professionals who can help you
No company has a playbook for returning to the office. How to design an office for reopening
Plan. Prioritize. Execute. Repeat. Don't Quit.
It might be uncomfortable to brag. However, nobody is going to brag about you for you. Brag about yourself. Be your own hype person. Y/N? Agree?
The hybrid work policies among major office occupiers isn’t expected to reduce demand for office space over the long haul. Or office investor interest
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Here are some of the most common signs that you might actually be a toxic boss—even if you don’t realize it
With employers allowing its workforce to work from anywhere, this raises issues including wages. How should location impact pay strategy?
A turnover tsunami? How you managed your workers will dictate just how much at risk you are in the coming months to losing your best and brightest. Agree?
Forcing employees back to the office can create tension and conflict that won’t be healthy for productivity or retention. What incentives might work?
Multifamily landlords and operators are studying new ways to design layouts and apply technology to support work from home residents
Employees leave toxic work environments, micromanagers, from a lack of recognition and appreciation. Why don't more employers seem to understand this?
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"The struggle you're in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Don't give up."
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Tiny-home dwellers. 5 micro-home owners share regrets. When designing a tiny house it’s vital to get rid of items that don’t bring you happiness or serve a purpose
Have you ever hired people who looked great on paper but turned out to be terrible employees? Dive into new data
How can employers balance a concern about creating a good candidate experience with talent assessments?
How to get tenants to pay rent early. What other ideas would you add?
Meetings: Following these 5 Rules will immediately change the productivity of any virtual gathering.
"A recipe for getting more out of what you read: Start more books. Quit most of them. Read the great ones twice."
Isn't it a bit premature to say the new hybrid office may not be as flexible as hoped after what workers have shown in the last 15 months? Thoughts?
Survey: How long does it take to apply for a job? 18 minutes on average. Why do you think it takes so long? What could be done to shorten the time?
New research on government corruption shows politicians and special interests are the winners. Workers, consumers, and taxpayers are the losers
Staffing agencies have great relationships, evaluation processes, and intuition. All of which helps the client find great candidates for open positions
It is better to try and fail, get up, and learn from the experience than playing it safe to never fail in life. Agree?
Gallup: Americans See Real Estate as a Better Long-term Investment Than Stocks or Gold
Seek out and accept opportunities that are aligned with you. You can live a good life and not live with regret. Take action now!
Our past doesn’t define us. Every struggle we go through is a steppingstone on our path to reach our full potential. To do that we have to fight our greatest fears.
How swapping one word for another makes it much more likely people will agree with you.
Don't be impressed by money, titles or degrees. Be impressed by humility, integrity and kindness. - Brigette Hyacinth
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10 habits that reduce our productivity, focus, and efficiency. What activity would you add to the list?
Turmoil? Landlords who rent an entire office building to one tenant are at risk of losing the building if that tenant leaves. And it does happen
A little hope can do wonders for your spirit, and help you through a difficult time.
Work Experience doesn't make a Great Employee. Their Work Ethic does. Y/N? Agree? Thoughts?
Survey: “remote resettling” or “freedom of location” cited as top benefit of remote work lifestyle. Companies to strive for consistency with hybrid work model
"If you want to work from home, you’ll have to get microchipped." Companies increasingly turning to software for tracking and monitoring employees
Listen carefully to your inner-voice. Don't be too busy to hear it. Concentrate. Let it guide you. Trust your intuition. Agree?
Institutional investors started taking single-family rental houses seriously as an asset class after the financial crisis in 2008. It's paying off
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If your business model doesn’t permit you to pay enough to attract workers in a highly competitive market, maybe you can’t compete and shouldn’t be in business. Y/N? Thoughts?
After a year where productivity improved, businesses should continue to offer remote work arrangements to best support their employees. Here's why
If a company won't keep a remote/hybrid work model, what does that mean? Unwilling to change? Fear of loss of control? No trust in the workers? What else?
Core values can guide you when making important decisions and bring meaning to your life. Can we learn any lessons by identifying our top 3 core values? Thoughts?
Never regret being a good person to bad people. Your behavior speaks volumes about you. Their actions say all you need to know about them
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The days of paying costly rental rates for the prestige of a Manhattan and Silicon Valley address may be over. Why that favors Florida and Texas
Colorado-based Natural Grocers slows store expansion amid construction woes
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When recruiting and hiring talent, how often do you interview a job candidate that does not fit the traditional profile? What do you look for? How often do you hire them?
Employers looking for excellent and diverse talent should take a strong look at Detroit
Southfield-based accounting, tax, wealth advisory and real estate firm is merging its two offices in the Southfield Town Center
How you can better manage your time, stop being lazy, get more done — and be finished by 5:30pm. 5 tips. What would you add to the list?
Most of metro Detroit's marquee events plan to take place this summer and will hopefully spur much needed business to hotels, restaurants and other hospitality providers
We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. It's your choice. Choose wisely.
What scares us the most is often what we most need to do. Fear is just an illusion and not real. Success favors the risk takers. You are amazing. It's time to be a winner. You got this!
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Report: Multifamily renters looking to buy a home finding tight supplies and escalating prices. Demand for multifamily rentals should remain elevated
Housing costs are jumping as vaccines fuel optimism. Record occupancy rates leading single-family rental landlords to hike rents aggressively
We often here that employers are having great difficulty or they simply can't find people to hire.
A multifamily venture with longstanding institutional partners intends to acquire properties in 14 target markets. With leverage, venture intends to buy $1.5 billion of assets
Could the trend of corporations buying up homes and renting them out have a drastic long-term effect on many families ability to own a home? Thoughts?
Your reputation is your most important asset. Everything you say and do becomes part of your character and personal brand
Toxic Managers: What if we could recognize bad bosses even before we start working with them? There are clear signs that we can look for to spot toxic management
The latest job market data is a good sign that we’re rebuilding our workforce. The latest snapshot of unemployment claims is also encouraging. Did anything surprise you or stand out to you?
People have been brainwashed into thinking they shouldn’t ask about salary in the initial interview because it’s in poor taste. Is this still true?
Instead of encouraging employers to raise wages, the government spanks workers that don't accept the sustenance pay. Shouldn't wages be a function of supply/demand, value created, or skill-required?
If you're a real estate investor, you may have noticed a significant increase in insurance costs compared to prior years. What should owners do now?
The Biden Administration proposal to cap the 1031 like-kind exchange real estate amount would negatively impact communities
Report: The national multifamily market has stabilized in the first quarter of the year
New 1st Quarter commercial real estate trend report: Multifamily and industrial are the hottest. The outlook for office and retail is comparatively less optimistic
What Factors Impact Commercial Real Estate Rental Rates? What are the set of influences that contribute to the rate fluctuations?
While employers have made prioritizing mental health and well-being a key part of their benefits strategy, many employees are still too afraid to discuss workplace stress
It’s not often you hear an employee rave about the onboarding process at their new job. However, better onboarding can boost new employees’ happiness, productivity, and an employer’s bottom line
You yourself must choose your own path. Learn. Listen. Seek clarity. Then do what's right for you. Make a decision. Trust yourself. Act. Keep moving forward
Change does not guarantee improvement. Be certain you know why you are changing and how it makes things better
Diversification In Office Building Investing: Although it might be very “sexy” to land a giant corporate tenant, it could be a mistake for the landlord
Real Estate Investment Strategies: Savvy investors can succeed in every stage of the real estate cycle and any state of recession or recovery
Studies: Leaders are finding humor as a resource for employee engagement. Humor deepens trust, reduces stress, limits boredom, and sparks creativity in teams. Do you use humor? Y/N?
With the pandemic raging on now for 1+ years, Mental Health Awareness Month is more important then ever
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The amenities apartment renters look for has shifted. Will the importance change again as things return to normal? Y/N?
Could the commercial real estate property mortgage situation take 5 to 7 years to sort itself out? Y/N? Thoughts?
With age comes knowledge, wisdom, and experience
Focus on things you are grateful for on a daily basis.
Investors were already expanding their portfolio diversification to alternative asset sectors prior to the pandemic
All investors will feel the impact of some of the proposed tax changes, but commercial real estate could be hit particularly hard
Metro Detroit is seeing promising signs the travel industry is starting to come back - Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau
Actions Speak Louder Than Words. Prove It and Deliver
Sometimes doing what is right will disappoint some people. Do what’s right anyway.
If at first, you don’t succeed, go ahead and try again. However, if you do try again, try with a different plan
Look For Things That INSPIRE You. Encourage Others To Do The Same
Commercial Real Estate: The industrial sector continues to be a bright spot. The office sector is optimistic. Signs of a rebound in retail?
Employee productivity data, access to talent, keeping women in the labor force, and not commuting are all reasons for employers to embrace a new hybrid work model
Work/life balance is at the heart of good time management. It should be like a heartbeat, steady most of the time, but sped up when needed
Learn to trust the journey. The past is where you learn the lesson. The future is where you apply the lesson. Don't give up in the middle.
What A Pain: After a year of working from home, ergonomic injuries like strains and sprains are common. Makeshift workstations are causing bad posture and pinched nerves. What tips can you add?
Time Optimizing Your Time Management: Here are 10 free resources to assist you in your time management
Attracting and retaining remote workers brings its own set of challenges. When hiring for remote roles, it’s vital to connect the right candidate to the right job. Here are some tips
Ever struggle to get a promotion despite overdelivering at a job? Maybe you're just too good of an employee? (It exists!). 6 tips. Thoughts? Weigh-in and share
Unprofessional Behavior? Or just an Annoyance? If someone is acting rude and disgusting online, what do you do? Does it matter if it is a professional networking site or not? Thoughts?
What has been your experience with Personality Tests? Good / Bad? Accurate / Not Accurate? Useful / An Absolute and Complete Waste of Time? Y/N? Thoughts?
Report: E-commerce sales to rise to 27% of total retail sales from the current share of 18%. 80,000 US retail stores to close by 2026
Build-for-rent (BFR) is a new force in commercial real estate. Both BFR and single-family rental (SFR) sectors are generating interest from institutional investors
Studies: Leaders are finding humor as a resource for employee engagement. Humor deepens trust and reduces stress. It can also limit boredom, spark creativity, and re-engage teams
Virtual Workspaces? Workers are turning to Zoom for virtual co-working sessions to keep them focused, productive, and add structure to their workday. What tip(s) can you add?
Stress levels are high! Stress is not healthy. Here are some effective ways to cope and stay calm in anxious situations. What would you add to this list?
Your past is over. Your past isn’t coming back. Let it go. Execute a new plan. Focus on what you want today. Take action on your dreams now
Salary Negotiation: How much more should you ask for? Price vs. Terms: Should you instead ask for more perks like PTO? What if it backfires? Are you prepared to walk away? Thoughts?
Does new data from Freddie Mac show the U.S. is 3.8 million single-family homes short of meeting the demand for housing? Is the lack of home building hindering U.S. economic growth? Thoughts?
A leader should never say this to a member of the team at the company. Say this to an employee and you're not only wrong, but it makes you look foolish. Agree? Thoughts?
Personal care service may increase in demand, particularly with franchising, possibly saving empty spaces in commercial retail property
The mortgage market involves some key players that have important roles. Here’s what investors should understand and what risks they take when investing in the industry
Multifamily is proving resilient and a preferred asset type. Numerous investment groups are re-allocating from office, retail, and hospitality
Want to become a commercial real estate manager? Before jumping in, you need to be prepared for the challenges ahead. 11 experts share tips for managers entering the industry
To anyone who is under immense pressure, remember this. Diamonds are created under pressure so hold on. Currently you are in a phase of transformation, it will be your time to shine soon
Survey: 20% of cancer patients say they have faced discrimination at work. Have you ever keep a health concern to yourself for fear of it impacting your job?
Organizational Drag: There are steps you can take to boost productivity to positively impact your employees and your company as a whole. Here are 5 tips
Whenever you see a successful person, you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them. - Vaibhav Shah
Are co-ops the business infrastructure to fight climate, racial injustice, and economic inequality problems? Does this make any sense? Y/N? Thoughts?
Investing in income properties provides diversification to a stock- or bond-heavy investment portfolio, and it also offers the potential for income in addition to appreciation
Five buzzwords to keep in mind going forward for success in real estate investing
Five tips on how to build a diverse real estate investment portfolio
This is a MUST, Surround yourself with people like this. ...and you will go far
There is a strategy for virtually every individual real estate investor and finding the investments that suit their risk/return profile is essential
Worker-owned businesses, also known as co-ops, are starting to attract financing. Are they better for consumers? Better for employees? What's your take?
Defining Success. Is focusing on yourself and what you want selfish? Are we defining success wrong? Is that hurting our happiness? Y/N? Thoughts?
Thinking small? Some commercial real estate building owners are transforming their properties to create smaller spaces for multiple users
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Up to 25% of America’s malls are expected to close in the next 3 to 5 years. Is it all gloom and doom or does it present an opportunity?
The key to success is for you to make a habit throughout your life of doing the things you fear. - Vincent Van Gogh
Employees desperately need money. 92% of HR departments have been approached for pay advances. But 49% of CEOs rate their employees’ financial wellness as excellent
The demand for Single Family Rental homes has brought in big investors to the asset class. Pensions and private-equity firms are buying up rentals
Does you organization want to recruit and attract outstanding talent and hire the best job candidate? Studies say then stop doing this
HR professionals are being asked to take a more strategic role in the company and work more closely with organizational leaders
Renewals in commercial leasing can be almost as important as securing a lease in the first place. 3 tips for commercial tenants
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): What is Cost Segregation? How can a Cost Segregation Study save money for Real Estate Investors and Businesses that own commercial Property?
Good leaders aren't born — they're made. The Characteristics & Qualities of a Good Leader. Learn how to cultivate these 10 skills
In the first quarter, the single-tenant net lease sector cap rates reached historic lows
One reason affordable housing slides into slum conditions? Money isn't available for proper maintenance. Who pays for repair and replacement? You?
Have remote workers? A work from anywhere policy? Does your team work “from” home or work “at” home? It's basically all the same thing, right? No, it's not. Beware
Successful people have stories — often multiple — to tell of failure, and they credit that to their success. Leaders must be comfortable taking the risks that will keep them at the forefront. 3 tips
Pushing the edges of your comfort zone is how you grow. Staying still and going for the easy option is how you stagnate. Take action now, don't you agree?
Negative words turn into negative choices and actions. Words have great power. Thoughts have even greater power. Your mind controls everything
ICYMI: Here are some of the top Commercial Real Estate articles from the iOptimize Realty® blog in March 2021
Motivating your team. To win in the marketplace, you must first win at the workplace. Research indicates that workers have these 3 prime needs. Agree? Y/N? Thoughts?
Research: While it sometimes appears that extroverts make better leaders, ambiverts — those who have qualities of both introverts and extroverts — are most equipped to succeed
94 acres of undeveloped land in the Orlando, Florida market acquired with plans to develop a community of 279 single-family homes for lease
State and local governments are working to put rental aid into the hands of tenants and landlords who need rent relief. Billions slowly reaching property owners
Most of us need to fail a few times in order to learn how to be successful. Don't hold yourself back. For any reason.
Some people appear in your life when you need them most. Always hold on to these Earth Angels
There's hope that today's leaders are able to display 3 fundamental traits and that gives employees reasons to be optimistic
Strategies to help mitigate the risks of real estate ownership and investment while maximizing the potential
So, you think you made a horrific mistake? Don't worry. Learn from it and move on. Just remember this. It's not nearly as bad as one made by Jim Monaghan at Domino's Pizza
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