Michael Beckerman

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.”

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.

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.

Timeless

Hard work is a timeless attribute.  But if you are working with antiquated information and tools, how far can you really get?  In business, it's not enough to rely on past successes. As you read in my last blog, I took my family to Disney World last month.  We rode "It's a Small World" at least three times.  I don't think the ride has changed since I was a kid.  It's timeless.

I Want it NOW!

As I have mentioned in the past, my wife and I have three small children.  Watching the same movies over and over again comes with territory.  One of the movies in the rotation for a while was Willie Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.  One of the big musical numbers is Veruca Salt, a spoiled brat if there ever was one, signing "Don't care how, I want it now." In many ways, we have become a society of Veruca Salts.  We can get basically anything at anytime .  Gone are the days of 57 Channels and Nothing On.