The Art and Science of Retail Location Strategy

  Most of us have heard the common tenet of real estate: location, location, location. More appropriately, for Retail Real Estate it should be revised to location, location, strategy. A good retail location strategy can help achieve long-term success in sales performance, branding, and cost optimization. In light of the imbalance in retail real estate….Continue Reading

Accelerating Corporate Real Estate in India

A recent report from CoreNet Global states that the Corporate Real Estate (CRE) in India has a bumpy road ahead. CRE as a specialized function and profession in India arrived with multinational corporations (MNCs) and their outsourced service providers about a decade ago. In most Indian companies dedicated Corporate Real Estate departments delivering end-to-end services….Continue Reading

2020 Vision for Rhode Island Women

When filling senior management positions, do you require recruiters to present a diverse slate of candidates? Does your Human Resource function conduct a wage audit? What are the greatest obstacle your organization faces in advancing women in leadership roles? These were some of the questions asked in a survey conducted by Vision 2020 Rhode Island….Continue Reading

Learning from 170,000 Federal Teleworkers

Imagine coordinating information on 2.1 million employees, 87 different organizations, and 170,000 teleworkers. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is required to do just that. The 2010 Telework Enhancement Act mandated government agencies to implement telework policies and the OPM to track organizational and environmental impacts.  Last month, OPM released their first report, 2012 Status….Continue Reading

So What Do YOU Tell People You Do? Effectively conveying your value proposition in Corporate Real Estate

  How many times are you at an industry or networking event and you have the opportunity to answer this question “So, what do you?”. The first few times I said I worked in “corporate real estate”, the person’s eyes glazed over and followed up with questions about the generic real estate market. I’m sure….Continue Reading

Innovation Applied: Examples from workplace and cities

  As corporations are facing increased business competition and a war for talent, the Corporate Real Estate executive needs to re-envision the workplace of tomorrow and partner with cities working to attract entrepreneurs through innovation and sustainable design. There were several examples of real estate innovation showcased at the 2012 Eastern Regional Symposium hosted at Harvard….Continue Reading

Life-sustaining Organizations: work environments that nourish people, profits and planet

Is an organization more like a clock or a tree? Are the people of an organization replaceable cogs in a mechanism or unique contributors to the life of the whole organism? Do the boundaries of an organization stop at its periphery or extend organically into the environment beyond its structure? Unlike the prevailing view of….Continue Reading

Brand Transformation and Real Estate: Three global case studies

Does your workplace reflect your company’s brand? Here are some examples, showcased in REBRAND 100® Global Awards, of companies from different industries whose holistic brand transformation campaigns have included and extended to real estate. Each company solves a particular rebrand challenge be it repositioning, revitalizing, restructuring, or redesign of existing brand’s assets to address strategic goals.….Continue Reading

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Staying connected: Four easy ways to continuous learning in CRE

Are you new to corporate real estate and need foundational information? Did you take on a new role and have to upskill? Or are you off-ramping in your career, but want to stay connected with the industry? With the proliferation of social media and online platforms you can chart your own continuous learning program in corporate….Continue Reading