CRETech Mid-Year Report: What It Means

CRETech Mid-Year Report: What It Means

I’ve been waiting. I’ve been asking. Frankly, I wasn’t that patient. Finally, CRETech released its 2018 Mid-Year Report earlier this week.

I look forward to each CRETech report because it’s a comprehensive look at where we are and the companies I should be paying attention to, but it’s also shows how far we’ve come. I have read each report and tracking the progress of the industry is exciting.

Lessons from a Super Bowl Winner…and Loser

Lessons from a Super Bowl Winner…and Loser

It’s been over a month since Super Bowl LII, one of the more exciting big games in recent history. While I am not a fan of either team, especially not the Eagles, I often find myself thinking about the two quarterbacks. They each shared, what I consider to be, important lessons in the aftermath of the game.

The Go-Giver

The Go-Giver

Late last year, my great friend Rob Fisher sent me a book called The Go Giver by Bob Burg. The book’s subtitle is A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea which immediately intrigued me. I don’t remember where or why he found it, but he said that the message in the book reminded him of me. At the time, I had recently started reading so I put it next on my list and a year later, I am still glad I did.

Math by Bruce Springsteen: 1+1=3

Math by Bruce Springsteen: 1+1=3

I was lucky enough to see Springsteen on Broadway recently. Everything you have read about it is true. My favorite quote about the show comes from Oprah Winfrey who said, “It was the most searingly beautiful performance I’ve ever seen a person give. You come away feeling more like a human being.”

Fifth Wall: Rethinking Technology and Real Estate

Fifth Wall: Rethinking Technology and Real Estate

“I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.” Wayne Gretzky

The quote above, while perhaps overused, comes to mind when I think about how Fifth Wall Ventures is approaching their fund. We were lucky to have Co-founder and Managing Partner Brad Greiwe join us recently for a small client event.

CRE Tech – What’s Going On?

CRE Tech – What’s Going On?

From the time I was a kid until my mid-30’s, I was a big fan of Sports Illustrated. It would arrive every week and I would typically read it from cover to cover. There were a few special issues throughout the year that peaked my interest, but nothing more than Sportsperson of the Year. It would include a huge feature on the person that they chose every year that impacted sports in a positive way. The issue would also provide a year-end perspective on sports, allowing you to look back on everything that happened in the past 12 months.

With A Little Help From My Friends

With A Little Help From My Friends

Last week, I attended the CRE//Tech event in Los Angeles. While I flew 3,000 miles to be there, the journey started over a year ago.

It started with a simple phone call to my friend, Pierce Neinken, the founder of what was then called CRE//Tech Intersect. I explained to him that I was hoping he would partner with Michael Beckerman and The News Funnel to take it to the next level.

Tell Me Why

Tell Me Why

Last month, I left behind a 19-year career in office leasing. My team was clicking on all cylinders with great corporate accounts, a strong local tenant rep practice and over 5m sf of landlord agency assignments. As I mentioned in my last post, I felt it was time to make a change so I joined the Capital Markets Team.

Walk On

Walk On

“We tore it apart and put together again.” Bruce Springsteen

When I left Cushman & Wakefield in early-2011, I couldn’t get Bruce’s Don’t Look Back out of my head. In fact, the morning my partner, Joe Sarno, and I resigned, I posted a live version on Facebook. 

Duke’s List and Why It’s A Big Deal

Duke’s List and Why It’s A Big Deal

My parents were VERY excited that I made Duke Long’s Updated 2017 Top 150 Commercial Real Estate People You Must Connect With On LinkedIn. It’s fun to be included, especially when you see the other 149 people on the list and when you consider its curator.