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Rochelle A. Carter-Wilson

Rochelle A. Carter-Wilson
Rochelle is the Content Marketing Manager for Honest Buildings. She creates stories and other on-brand content to inform and engage owners and other members of the Commercial Real Estate industry.
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"Data is Useless Unless the Quality is Good"--FCP Achieves Clear Sight for Better Decision-Making

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Few things are more gratifying than watching customers drive success, except perhaps realizing that their satisfaction makes them choose to share their stories.  

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A New Approach to Capital Planning for Investment Managers

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This is the first in a content series devoted to helping investment managers maximize returns by making better data-informed decisions. Purpose-built capital planning and project management technology facilitates better outcomes on behalf of their investment partners.

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Creating a Culture of Predictable Outcomes: Catalyst 2019 Keynote by Dr. Barbara White Bryson

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In her Catalyst 2019 keynote, author and educator Dr. Barbara White Bryson insists that our industry poised for something bigger than they've ever experienced. For her, only one thing stands between us, predictability.

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Aversion, Acceptance, Adoption, Acceleration: Our Evolving Relationship with PropTech

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Once upon a time, we called it "a love/hate relationship." We're looking back at commercial real estate's evolving relationship with PropTech as adoption continues and market factors drive rapid acceleration. Are we on the right track?

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The Art of Negotiation: Three Tips

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How do we undertake interactions in a way that allows both parties to look forward to subsequent negotiations and working together? We've gathered our three favorite tips for consistently arriving at successful outcomes without doing damage.

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EQ Office's Lisa Picard Makes the Future of Office Her Purpose | Catalyst 2019 Keynote

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Lisa Picard, President and CEO of EQ Office (manager of Blackstone’s US office real estate portfolio) makes a point of declaring herself an “Accidental CEO.” Her candor, sharp wit, and vision for the future of office owners suggest the opposite. At Catalyst 2019, Picard spoke candidly about what often goes unspoken within commercial real estate office market. Her presentation entitled “Making Work Better Than Home” embraces multiple observations.
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9 Tips to Control and Track Costs on Tenant Improvement Projects

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Tenant improvement (TI) projects are common, meaning most real estate owners can manage them with their eyes closed. No sweat, right?

Well, yes and no.

Let’s look back at 9 tips that can help you better track and manage costs on your TI projects.

Often when we run any process over and over we start paying less attention to the details and we are less likely to look for opportunities to optimize our methods. While most tenant improvement projects don’t cost an enormous amount of money individually, 95% of projects are considered small (with budgets > $1M) they have a big impact in the aggregate, making it very important that you reflect on how your process can be improved.  

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Applying Pressure: When to Lean In, When to Back Off, and How to Know the Difference

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Is anyone completely confident in their ability to apply pressure appropriately, reading situations to know how and whether to proceed? We’re taking another look at the best of Catalyst 2019.  

A diverse panel of real estate executives gathered for a spirited and informative conversation on the art of determining when to lean in, when to back off, and how to tell the difference. If you weren’t there, here are some of what you missed.

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How the Cloud is Continuing to Making Real Estate Owners Dramatically More Efficient

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Purpose-built SaaS real estate technologies like ours are transforming the way business is done. SaaS monitoring performance platform LogicMonitor conducted a study which concluded that “85% of enterprise workloads will be in the cloud by 2020.” According to Forbes, who published the data, “while the study’s findings are not statistically significant, (given the small sample, among other factors) they do provide a fascinating glimpse into current and future enterprise cloud computing strategies.”

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Speaking Your Native Language: The Honest Buildings/Procore Integration

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The pace at which the commercial real estate industry moves is not expected to slow down. For groups who rely upon one another to get things done, integrations facilitate information-sharing between teams with different needs and outcomes. Inside an organization, even different divisions or functions are likely working on common, or at least aligned platforms. What happens when commercial real estate owners and external partners like contractors need to share resources?

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