Monthly Archives: March 2012

Going digital in a global company – part 3

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From Tina Snyder
Assistant Vice President, Creative Services
Jones Lang LaSalle

This interview also appears on Placester. They caught up with Tina to talk about what digital means to real estate.

Q: How has your need for talent changed during this digital evolution?                             
A: We now have much more individual focus as far as the team is concerned. We look for talent that has… Read More

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Relationship basics

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From Shannon McCarthy
Proposal Manager
Jones Lang LaSalle

As a business-to-business service provider it’s our job to figure out who needs our expertise and who will benefit from our knowledge. We try to uncover possibilities and turn them into business.

To do this we meet with colleagues, clients or potential clients. We make connections, call to check in with them, invite… Read More

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Real estate landmark getaways

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From John Alvarado
Managing Director
Jones Lang LaSalle

Around now people across the country pack their bags, leaving winter blues behind, and get out of dodge for Spring Break, searching for fun in the sun, thrills on the slopes or for adventure in major gateway cities. Many choose their vacation plans based on family traditions, school and work schedules, or cost. Our family tradition is… Read More

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Going digital in a global company – part 2

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From Tina Snyder
Assistant Vice President, Creative Services
Jones Lang LaSalle

This interview also appears on Placester. They caught up with Tina to talk about what digital means to real estate.

Q: How have you seen the web shift the way commercial property is marketed?
A: It has been challenging and exciting at the same time. Everything is going digital. Now the focus is… Read More

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Office spaces continue to shrink

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A new survey from industry group CoreNet Global reaffirms what most people who work in an office already know: individual office spaces are getting smaller and smaller.

And that trend shows no signs of abating anytime soon. The survey of 465 corporate users found that 40 percent of companies plan to reduce the allocation of office space per person to 100 square feet… Read More

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Going digital in a global company – part 1

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From Tina Snyder
Assistant Vice President, Creative Services
Jones Lang LaSalle

This interview also appears on Placester. They recently caught up with Tina over coffee to talk about what digital means to real estate.

Q: As a “brand ambassador” what are you working on now?
A: I am in the midst of developing numerous branding campaigns for commercial properties. One is a tremendous build-to-suit… Read More

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Be like Apple

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From Bob Kelly
Superintendent
Jones Lang LaSalle

I just finished reading the biography of Steve Jobs. If you haven’t picked it up yet, it is must reading.

Walter Isaacson does a great job showing the dichotomy in the character of one of our generation’s most successful and innovative business leaders. The book is meaningful to me because many of the events recounted take place… Read More

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A buzz on the water

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The Seaport District was discussed with unbridled optimism at Bisnow’s State of the Seaport District summit held this morning at the Seaport World Trade Center. Publisher Mark Bisnow (yes that’s his real name) opened to an audience of 550 by describing their e-pubs and events as “the People Magazine of real estate.”

The first of two panels included neighborhood stakeholders Ben Heller of Jones… Read More

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Real estate’s reluctant embrace – part 2

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From Matt Giffune
Assistant Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle

This also appears on Matt’s personal blog: http://mattgiffune.wordpress.com/. 

Here are three reasons why commercial real estate brokers won’t embrace social media.

CRE sales channels are old school. Their fall back is cold calling, canvassing, leasing signs, mailers, email blasts, “networking,” hunting, and playing golf. Don’t get me wrong, these are all good things and arguably necessary. It’s… Read More

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