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.
On August 29, 2011, I launched NeuerSpace. I had been kicking around the idea for a while and had planned a launch after Labor Day. But sometimes, patience isn't my strong suit and Hurricane Irene gave me the inspiration for post #1. In the last year, I have published 32 posts, discussed a wide variety of topics including sports, negotiating, hints for young brokers, how to create demand, relationship building, Bruce Springsteen (maybe too often) and shared my goals for 2012. Readership continues to grow and I enjoy the outlet, especially since in this medium, no one can interupt me.
As I look out my 20th floor window on this dreary day, I have a lot to be thankful for. I have a great family, good health, tremendous friends and business is good. So since my last blog entry was so well received, I decided I would do another list. Please see the list below (some serious, some funny) of things I am thankful for on Thanksgiving Eve 2011. 1. The move to CBRE earlier this year has been better than expected. The people and the platform have outperformed our expectations. Even our clients have felt the positive impact and greater scope of services we are able to offer.