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Bad bosses are the enemy of CBD revitalisation

I think that bad bosses used to be good for the vibrancy of our central business districts (CBDs). The assembly of team members to bad mouth the boss after work has no doubt fuelled many an evening to power on for hours longer than they may have otherwise - with the successive rounds of drinks...

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Election night is like the Super Bowl for me

November 3rd 2020 was like the Super Bowl! Well, kind of, if you're an election nerd like me. Plus, technically it was November 4th 2020, due to the time difference between Australia and the US.

Just before the results started rolling in, I recorded this short message about the US Presidential...

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Advice for real estate students graduating into the post COVID-19 economy

What can an aspiring commercial real estate (CRE) professional do to create career opportunities in the midst of COVID-19? Are recently minted and soon-to-be qualified graduates destined to miss out on the important indoctrination into our industry which has built the careers of so many before...

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The first 6 steps of becoming a CRE solopreneur

Earlier this year I wrote about some of the impacts of COVID-19. At the time, I mentioned that we will see a more flexible and contingent workforce in the future. As this change occurs, we are seeing people pivot from being employees to entrepreneurs.

I noted that, due to redundancies in the...

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The Top 5 non-CRE authors for CRE people (and places not to read them)

One of the things I consider as being necessary to succeed is a positive attitude. Of course, a positive attitude alone doesn’t mean you’ll succeed, but it sure does help when things don’t turn out so well.

Consuming positive content that resonates with you helps shift your...

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Six reasons to treat employees like gold after they resign

You may have heard about some awkward resignation stories. I have observed some first hand. After an employee resigns – unless they are marched out the door – there is often that month of limbo between tendering the resignation and their actual last day with the firm.

For a company or...

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Are you wasting hashtags on LinkedIn? #hopenot

In this article, I explain how hashtags on LinkedIn work. I also share a specific example of how people in commercial real estate can use hashtags to make their posts more relevant to their target audience, thereby increasing their reach and generating more leads.

Content marketing has been a...

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Record your Zoom calls and review your performance

If you hate seeing yourself on video, then 2020, with ubiquitous  Zoom calls must have been like torture!

By now, though, you're maybe getting used to it.

In this video, I share some reasons to record Zoom (or MS Teams, etc.) meetings and review your performance, which will help...

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Should you pitch first, in the middle or last?

When pitching for new business, would you rather be positioned first, in the middle or last on the day of presentations? Or does it not really matter?

In this video, I share which position contains the most competitive advantages - so if you're offered the opportunity to select your presenting...

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Creating one culture of collaboration in CRE firms

How can commercial real estate (CRE) service firms create one collaborative culture? 

It is a challenge, partly due to CRE being a competitive and performance-based industry – which makes it inherently more individualistic. Compartmentalised organisational structures divided into...

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Level up your LinkedIn profile

Earlier this year I released a series of videos on how people in commercial real estate can level-up their LinkedIn profile. It was recorded at a JLL Victoria Toastmasters Club meeting in February 2020, just before I left the firm. I will share links to the three videos on this post.

This post...

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Use your downtime to upskill

They say you never stop learning, and during the first COVID-19 lockdown, I turned it up a notch!

I started a Graduate Certificate in Organisational Coaching at Swinburne University. I enrolled to develop the skills required to help others achieve success more quickly.

It is always...

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