A Long Time Ago...

A Long Time Ago...

Today marks the 40th anniversary of release of one of my favorite movies of all time, Star Wars. For those that are confused, I am referring to the original, also known as A New Hope, or Episode IV.

High Hopes

Many of you may have looked at the title and assumed this is a review of Bruce Springsteen's album of the same name.  For this week, I will leave the reviews to others.  Rather, this blog post will focus on my goals for 2014, a year for which I have many high hopes. 1. Move the Needle - We exclusively represent almost 2.5m square feet of Class A & B office space in the New Jersey market.  My goal for 2014 is to significantly move the occupancy needle within our portfolio.  How will I accomplish this?  See numbers 2 & 3.

What is great customer service?

The week before Labor Day, we took the kids to Disney World for the first time.  I hadn't been to Disney, other than a dinner event at Epcot, since I was a teenager.  Always trying to learn something new, I was curious to see the famous Disney customer service in action. When I received my welcome package in the mail, I was pleasantly surprised to see that if I put a special orange tag on my luggage, I could check my bags at Newark Airport and they would be delivered to my hotel room at The Contemporary.  Not only did this eliminated one of the major hassles of airline travel, but it was free.  Wow!

Thanksgiving 2012

Last year, I posted a list of 10 things I was thankful for on the eve of Thanksgiving.  I am of the mindset that it's always important to focus on what you are grateful for, but since it's the day before Thanksgiving, here's this year's list. 1. At his son's bar mitzvah last month, in his toast, my cousin Ross Levine said something along the lines of, "Friends and family are the most important things in life.  Everything else comes after."  I am sure I am misquoting him, but you get the point.  I am wealthy beyond my wildest dreams in the friends and family department and appreciate each and every one of you.