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What Can Save Brick and Mortar Retail

What Can Save Brick and Mortar Retail

I was contemplating titling this blog, “The Real Cause of Death for Brick and Mortar Retail,” as I had several challenging shopping experiences this past weekend. I will omit the names to protect the guilty, but my experiences, in three different national retail chains, included:

-          Over 20 minutes to process a return

-          Being given the wrong amount of money in the refund once the return was finally processed

-          Four salespeople ignoring me while I was the only person shopping in the store

-          A pricing chart that looked more like calculus than simple math

-          Going to a clothing store and receiving zero help in finding clothes that fit my son

Lesson for Young Brokers – Tenacity Wins

Lesson for Young Brokers – Tenacity Wins

They say time kills all deals. That’s simply not true.

Sometimes, deals do everything they can to die. Whether it’s bad luck, bad timing, or bad execution, deals can’t seem to get over the finish the line.

But sometimes, there’s someone involved who simply won’t let a deal die.

Lessons for a Young Broker from the CEO of Reonomy

Lessons for a Young Broker from the CEO of Reonomy

While I’m not a real estate broker by trade, I certainly relate to the entrepreneurial spirit many brokers embody. Since co-founding Reonomy, a commercial real estate data company, I’ve cut my teeth on commercial real estate (CRE) and learned its complexities inside and out. Based on my continued interactions with brokers to better understand and solve their pain points, it’s clear the recent democratization of data has had a strong hand in the advancement of their careers. Here are a few additional takeaways to help you navigate the turbulent waters of CRE…

The Blank Page

The Blank Page

In his Broadway show, which is now streaming on Netflix, Bruce Springsteen talks about the magic of the blank page. He laments that getting older means there are fewer blank pages to experience. While that may be the case, I would argue that few people have done more with the blank page than Bruce.

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.

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.