Category Archive: Links of Interest

Jan 26 2011

Bankers’ Eye View of CRE

From CoStar: The nation’s banks, while still clearly unenthusiastic about commercial real estate, are finally acknowledging that CRE markets have hit a hard rocky bottom. A handful even says they are re-loaded and ready to resume lending. That is largely the view expressed in fourth quarter bank earnings statements and conference calls, including the nation’s …

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Dec 20 2010

Operating Cost Benchmarking

Many property mangers and real estate owners frequently scratch their heads wondering whether or not their operating costs are reasonable. There are many tools available, some free and some more costly, that one can utilize to benchmark operating costs. Let us understand what exactly benchmarking is and then we can take a look at one …

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Dec 07 2010

Why Work Doesn’t Happen at Work

Jason Fried, author of Rework, explains why he believes work often does not get done “at work.”

Dec 02 2010

Red Eye – NYTimes.com

A humorous visual diary documenting a flight from New York to Berlin (with a layover in London). via Red Eye – NYTimes.com.

Dec 02 2010

CresaPartners: The Role of FM in Renovations and New Construction

Two areas in which Facilities Management FM can add substantial value are the construction of new facilities and the renovation of existing facilities. Unfortunately, many organizations leave this work solely to design and construction groups, assisted by external planning and design firms. Yet those corporate real estate CRE organizations that do incorporate FM in renovations …

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Nov 25 2010

Black Friday – Cyber Monday May Represent Best Deals in Years for Consumers

Consumer watchdogs are predicting prices this holiday season for electronics will be the best ever for helpful electronics devices such as digital cameras, Smartphones, GPS Devices, laptops, and flatscreen televisions.  Many analysts also predict Black Friday through Cyber Monday may offer the best prices of the season.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 25 2010

How Flexible Workspaces Can Transform Your Company’s Culture

From Leilani C. Latimer, Sabre Holdings: The concept of a flexible workspace or “hoteling” has been around for some time, but since companies have placed a heightened focus on the environmental impact of their internal operations, and in particular their real-estate footprint, they have been grappling with implementing this kind of workspace strategy. At Sabre we …

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