Managing the construction schedule

Construction schedules and timing for occupancy has been an issue that we've seen arise quite a bit in the past few months. As our clients are growing and taking more space, we are encouraging them to understand timelines for building out their space and moving their operation. It's tempting to assume that everything will happen quickly … Continue reading Managing the construction schedule

Experience is something you get right after you need it.

“He just doesn’t have enough experience to draw upon.  He’s never been in a moment like this before.” That was the quote from one of the analysts talking about Rory McIlroy’s collapse during the final round of the 2011 Masters.  They were talking about how in his first big spot in a major championship, there … Continue reading Experience is something you get right after you need it.

What does dry cleaning have to do with vacancy rates?

I saw a study from Rutgers Business School called the “Dry Cleaner Index” which correlates dry cleaning receipts to New Jersey economic trends. The idea is that an increase in dry cleaning receipts indicates an uptick in hiring and an expanding state economy. Their data shows a macroeconomic expansion for the state. This should also … Continue reading What does dry cleaning have to do with vacancy rates?

What is your competition doing?

I remember reading somewhere that John Wooden never specifically prepared to face an opponent, instead focusing on the fundamentals of his team. While I certainly can’t argue with John Wooden’s results, sometimes it’s worth considering what the competition is doing in order to ensure that you’re not falling behind. I was speaking with a client … Continue reading What is your competition doing?