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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.joey-kyber-92387-unsplash

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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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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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Welcome to Catalyst 2019!

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We're sharing the best of our annual conference Catalyst 2019 over the next few weeks. First up, our CEO & Co-Founder, Riggs Kubiak. 

Riggs Kubiak on conversation with former Vancouver BC Mayor Gregor Robertson

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Catalyst 2019: Something Different

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Honest Buildings hosted our annual Catalyst Conference alongside partner Convene for two days in lower Manhattan in May 2019.

CRETech’s Michael Beckerman eschewed the title emcee in favor of “host.” It was clear that while considerable information sharing and networking was due to happen, this group was looking forward to enjoying some time together. When he said, “we’re going to shut the doors,” attendees knew something special was shortly to unfold.

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The Rise of the Chief Information and Chief Technology Officer in Commercial Real Estate

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When this article was originally published in 2016, Chief Information and Chief Technology Officers were new to commercial real estate. As technology shifts from operational enhancement to becoming integral, strategic information and technology management becomes a central position for organizations desiring to achieve operational excellence. 

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Natural & Spontaneous Changes: Technology Advocates and Opportunities for Urban Progress

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Technology impacts nearly all aspects of daily life.  From the cars we drive to the maps we use to navigate, to the data provided by both - technology’s correlation to the real estate industry is undeniably crucial to understanding future patterns.

As operational efficiencies and the ability to make data-informed decisions through PropTech adoption become mainstream, demand is driving advocacy within commercial real estate.

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From Millennials to Technology: Betting on What Will Change the Real Estate Industry

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Predicting the future of commercial real estate in the interest of heavily invested portfolios will never be easy. However, owners continue to make 5 to 10-year projections as they seek out value and cutting edge solutions. 

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Why Innovation Matters & 3 Ways to Practice it Daily

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Tomorrow’s cities will be shaped by the strategies commercial real estate owners employ today. We spend time reading, listening, and gathering at sessions and conferences to explore better ways to do what we do, to build the best tech stacks, to leverage data, implement new and better ways to improve tenant experiences.

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