10 simple tricks to make your LinkedIn profile a lead magnet Jul 30, 2021

In 2020 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. The three videos are on this page.

This post summarises the steps, and...

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Accelerating career success and leadership in commercial real estate Jul 29, 2021

I was absolutely honoured to be one of Allison S. Weiss' first guests (well, episode 11!) on her amazing new podcast for commercial real estate professionals called Growing Careers and Companies.

I had a total blast speaking to her about how to navigate a global career and the importance of...

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New ideas for managing your time in commercial real estate Jul 09, 2021

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? Apr 23, 2021

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 Apr 13, 2021

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 Feb 11, 2021

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 Dec 11, 2020

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! Nov 30, 2020

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 Nov 09, 2020

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 Nov 08, 2020

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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