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New ideas for managing your time in commercial real estate

If you feel like you don't have time to watch this 53-second video, then you need to watch this video.

If you feel like you don't have time to listen to the below 28-minute podcast, then you definitely need to listen to the episode.

Time management is an ongoing challenge for many busy commercial...

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How should people in commercial real estate be investing their time?

Sometimes you need to invest time to make time, even (or especially) when you don't have time.

One of the things that I hear from people when I'm talking about the opportunities for coaching and training is that there's no time.

"We're too busy", is an objection I've heard.

An owner of a...

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The benefits of mentoring

In late 2019, when I was still working at JLL in Melbourne, and before I launched CRE Success, I was proud to be selected as a Mentor in the Property Council of Australia's 2020 Mentoring Program.

An outline of the program (as it was intended to be before COVID-19 was "a thing")...

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21 things you must know before you can grow on Clubhouse

Become a Clubhouse pro...Clubhouse is the new audio-only networking platform that it seems like everyone who is anyone is currently obsessed with.

Listen to the above clip which features Darren Krakowiak, Founder of CRE Success, speaking to Nina Christian, Founder and Managing...

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A new success platform for people in commercial real estate

Thanks to Tobi Skovron, CEO of Creative Cubes, a leading co-working operator in Melbourne, for inviting me to be a guest on his vlog for the second time in 2020 - what an honour!!

In this video, I share with Tobi's audience (which includes a lot of commercial real estate agents)...

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The secret to revitalising our CBDs: getting rid of bad bosses!

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 keeping the...

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The one thing to think about before you call a client

November 3rd 2020 was like the Super Bowl! Well, kind of, if you're an election nerd like me. Though, technically, it was November 4th 2020 for me, 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...

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The best advice for real estate graduates in a COVID world

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 6 steps every new CRE solopreneur must take

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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Top 5 authors for CRE people (and where 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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