PART TWO: WHAT Last week’s discussion was about considering your people when making decisions about your office space. Another equally important influence on your workplace should be the actual work that you do. It might seem like a given, but it can be quite surprising how often I see offices that do not correspond in
Former Village Council member Robert Gusman has opened a Miami office for Howard Ecker & Company, where he will serve as the Managing Broker of a large commercial tenant representation firm. Howard Ecker & Company is based in Chicago and also has offices in New York and Denver. Gusman’s main focus will be assisting the
PART ONE: WHO In this mini-series, I discuss the various aspects of a workplace and how it affects and is affected by the culture of the company that occupies it. Ask any company in any industry in America, and in general, the overwhelming consensus is that the workforce is trending towards the younger side. Baby
I was recently perusing the business section of The Japan Times when I came across a most unusual headline: “North Korea Realty Market Soars.” I read it a couple of times before chuckling to myself and thinking, They must have meant “South, not “North.” Boy, are those editors going to catch hell for that mistake.
Last month, I had the opportunity to participate in the Kellogg Innovation Network, or “KIN” Global summit, where I met some really brilliant people doing innovative work in all types of industries. KIN was a chance for us all to put our heads together and see if we couldn’t come up with some big answers
When relocating, think about culture and space differently Law offices have changed dramatically over the past few years, with the elimination of traditional law libraries and mountains of paper files, and so have the offices of bar associations. Not only do recent advances in technology and communication make old offices obsolete, but law firms, bar
I have a friend, let’s call him Charlie, who runs a successful hedge fund. Charlie’s a smart guy. In addition to being a quant — a class of professional that’s intelligent by definition — he started a business a few years back that he eventually sold to a major Wall Street bank for about half
I was in Shanghai recently to meet with a client who had just rented a large commercial space in a very expensive part of that city. An unexpected problem had come up with the property, they told me. With all the new construction going on in the surrounding area, their office building had taken on