Wherever Amazon ends up, it can — and should — make a difference in the community it chooses

November 7th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Wherever Amazon ends up, it can — and should — make a difference in the community it chooses

By Howard Ecker With all the excitement and speculation surrounding which city Amazon will choose for its second headquarters, I really have to pause to think of all the ramifications, both good and bad, that

Hugh Hefner’s positive influence on Chicago real estate should not be forgotten

October 27th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Hugh Hefner’s positive influence on Chicago real estate should not be forgotten

By Howard Ecker As I read about the death of Hugh Hefner a few weeks ago, what came to mind was the effect that Playboy had on the city of Chicago and the iconic real

How To Select Office Space In The New Era Of Work

July 19th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on How To Select Office Space In The New Era Of Work

Picking out the perfect office space has always been a complicated decision, but it’s become much more difficult in recent decades. For the majority of human history, companies selected their space based on the headcount

Why Your CFO Must Drive Commercial Real Estate Decisions

July 5th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Why Your CFO Must Drive Commercial Real Estate Decisions

It’s common for companies to hire either outside consultants or a real estate director to manage their commercial real estate decisions, but this often ends in disaster, especially if they are not properly guided. While

SWNE

June 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on SWNE

4 or 5 years ago, I began an effort to re-brand our company. To make a long story short, I came up with the phrase “seeing with new eyes”. It was my opinion that the

Howard Ecker Shares FASB Expertise with Forbes

May 15th, 2017|Comments Off on Howard Ecker Shares FASB Expertise with Forbes

I was recently interviewed by Forbes regarding the impact the new Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) guidelines is set to have on company balance sheets. Referring to the new FASB guidelines as “the biggest change