As 2009 comes to a close, in what was a challenging year for everyone in the commercial real estate industry. Those of us involved in the Houston office market; Landlords, Leasing Professionals and Investment Brokers had very little to gloat about, but looking around the country it could have been much worse. 2009 was a year of new perspective, a year where as a broker you were grateful to have a few deals to work on. Here is a look back at the top stories and trends that developed in the… Continue
Added by Coy Davidson on December 28, 2009 at 3:09pm —
Please join our group. We need all the support and brain power we can muster.
'Houston Area Animal Lovers Rescue'
Added by Eric S. Griesel on December 22, 2009 at 4:26pm —
In my practice, I encourage organizations to always have the successors identified for each senior position within the company. Although most agree with the need for succession planning, it is too often given too low of a priority to make it happen.
Read more at http://corporatedeathspiral.blogspot.com/2009/12/leaders-are-developed-not-hired.html
Added by Gregg Stocker on December 19, 2009 at 3:29pm —
Your Visions Should Be So Real You Can Touch Them!
Many of us are visual in nature. That simply means we learn more from the visual than from the listening. Here are some tips to help each of us to Focus Our Vision* ...
Your visions should be so real you can touch them, and write them down. Live as if what will be already is! Have you tried using a "Dream Board" for a tremendous visual… Continue
Added by Joe Stiles on December 17, 2009 at 1:57pm —
In my previous article, 5 Negotiable Items in your Office Lease, I explored items of negotiation in your office lease. While the typical office lease that our tenant representation group comes across is approximately 40 pages, with 5-10 exhibits, there are hundreds of negotiable items in a lease. At the very least you have some basics here - when you plan an office move. Believe me when I tell you that office leases are evolving to heavily favor landlords, especially those that are in the red.… Continue
Added by Robert S. "Bob" Lowery on December 16, 2009 at 4:00pm —
Tiger Woods has gone from the sixth most valuable endorser to 24th
since his November 29th car crash which, coincidentally, was the last time he appeared in any corporate advertisements. Accenture is the first corporate sponsor to officially part company with the golfer. Gillette announced that it is pulling its Tiger advertisements for now, and other sponsors – Nike, AT&T, and PepsiCo – report they are taking a wait and see attitude for the time being. Should Tiger’s… Continue
Added by Henry A. de La Garza on December 14, 2009 at 7:50pm —
Going to a dinner party can be stressful not knowing what to present the host/hostess with. Here is a quick item you can make from your home but looks like a special ordered item.
First, the container and wetfoam can be purchased at Wal mart or any Craft store. Be sure to allow the foam to soak plenty of water. Put in container and tape across the foam to outer edges of container for foam to stay put. Insert 15" tapers in foam 2" deep for sturdiness. Go to the Christmas tree, cut some nice… Continue
Added by Cyndi Gutowski on December 14, 2009 at 2:23pm —
Just need some help on getting the Word out on New Day Church Need suggestions. Thanks
Added by Larry Hinson on December 9, 2009 at 3:49pm —
Based on the conversations I have with leasing agents and real estate types at the numerous holiday parties I have been attending, some of my commercial real estate peers still seem to hold on some glimmer of optimism the market is going to improve in 2010. However, there are the three key reasons the Houston office market will not see improvement in the coming year.
Recovery in the office market is dependent on expansion of office jobs and the office… Continue
Added by Coy Davidson on December 9, 2009 at 2:29am —
Greetings InHouston Colleagues
A new report released by Forrester Research demonstrates the changes in the US Interactive Marketing Forecast, 2009 to 2014.
I am sharing a few interesting facts with you, as a follow up to my presentation to InHouston West a few weeks ago. I believe you will find it very interesting as you make your plans for next year.
US Interactive Marketing Forecast, 2009 To 2014
For Interactive Marketing… Continue
Added by Randall W. Montalbano on December 8, 2009 at 2:46pm —
When I am asked to help a company with a lean implementation, it is often because the initiative has failed in some way to meet expectations. In many cases, I find that the problem involves the company attempting to implement lean at an expert level rather than starting slowly and letting the process evolve and develop over time.
Read more at… Continue
Added by Gregg Stocker on December 8, 2009 at 10:06am —