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On Efficiency & Customer Service

A recent piece in The New York Times discussed the future of branch banking and what firms like J.P. Morgan Chase are doing to provide their customers with the service they require in a cost-efficient and future-proof model. What I gleaned from the article is actually applicable to virtually any type of service business. Customer

By |2019-11-26T23:16:43+00:00August 20th, 2014|Blog, Thought Leadership|Comments Off on On Efficiency & Customer Service

Back To The Dinosaur Age

I recently attended a meeting of international companies and space planners, where we discussed the use of open space versus private offices in the workplace.  What I found interesting is that many firms desire a location with an atrium, so their employees can see each other as they do their work.  In fact, one investment

By |2019-11-26T23:17:15+00:00August 12th, 2014|Blog, Thought Leadership|Comments Off on Back To The Dinosaur Age

Contemporary Office Space: Part Three

PART THREE: WHERE While your people and your field of work certainly play a role in shaping your office landscape, another important factor actually has to do with what goes on outside the four walls of your space. According to a study by Gensler, cities and their respective cultures and trends are playing a big

By |2019-11-26T23:17:51+00:00August 6th, 2014|Blog, Thought Leadership|Comments Off on Contemporary Office Space: Part Three

Property taxes up at biggest buildings in Cook County

Prices of the area's biggest commercial properties keep rising, and so do their taxes. Property taxes rose at nine out of the 10 commercial properties in Cook County with the highest bills in 2013, according to the Cook County Treasurer's Office. That's similar to the 2012 tax year, when tax bills also mostly rose for

By |2014-08-05T10:14:11+00:00August 5th, 2014|Chicago, Media|Comments Off on Property taxes up at biggest buildings in Cook County

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