I wrote an article for Real Estate NJ a while back about how the suburbs are continuing to grow. What I hadn't looked at is what is happening in urban centers. That was covered in a fascinating article that I just saw in The Atlantic. New York, for example, saw it's overall population shrink last … Continue reading The Suburbs
What Do You Want?
I hear a lot of people complain that they aren’t getting what they deserve, that management doesn’t recognize their contributions, and that their compensation or opportunities aren’t in line with their expectations. Everyone feels like they are working hard and everyone feels like they should be getting more. And its easy to look around at … Continue reading What Do You Want?
There is some interesting research on worker engagement as reported by HR Dive. There is a clear correlation between a drop in engagement and the time before an employee quits. Unsurprisingly, quality managers, challenging work, and rewards for performance all enhance retention. Further emphasizing the importance of providing workplace engagement is a recent survey from … Continue reading Workplace Thoughts
Northern NJ – Q1 2019 Market Update
Colliers terrific research team has finished their comprehensive report on Northern New Jersey's Office Market. Here are the highlights:Bright spots remain despite setbacks. Leasing was robust, led by the life sciences industry, which accounted for 28% of total leasing volume. This activity was dampened, however as several large blocks of available space were added to … Continue reading Northern NJ – Q1 2019 Market Update
Corporations are looking to the physical work environment to help enhance recruiting efforts. That's not a surprise considering how competitive the employment market has gotten. Workplace Insight has an interesting article about how companies must do more than rely on a cool work environment to attract and retain top talent. There needs to be a … Continue reading Workplace Thoughts
Define Your Objectives
As a business leader, it's important to work with your staff and advisers to get really clear on what you want from your office space. Your office space can support any strategic initiative you have, but you need to define your objectives. https://vimeo.com/329129313
Own your shot
I'm coaching youth basketball and we're teaching the kids to own their shot. Know where they can make it, know where they need work, and be accountable for making good decisions when you take the shot. The same thing is true in business.
New Jersey Q3 2018 Market Report
You can download the entire report here: 3Q18_OfficeMarketReport
How are you using your financial resources?
https://www.instagram.com/p/BXBNUOWhpJz/?taken-by=samuelhorowitzcre "Around the world, increases in wealth have produced an unintended consequence: a rising sense of time scarcity. We provide evidence that using money to buy time can provide a buffer against this time famine, thereby promoting happiness. Using large, diverse samples from the United States, Canada, Denmark, and The Netherlands (n = 6,271), we … Continue reading How are you using your financial resources?
Who are your employees… 10 years from now?
In the space of a week I read about LinkedIn’s new headquarters building in San Francisco and Apple’s new spaceship in Cupertino. Both are marvels of design and engineering. They are equipped with all of the latest technology and amenities that a modern workforce could want. What I found interesting was that all of the … Continue reading Who are your employees… 10 years from now?