Augmented, Immersive, Alternate: What's YOUR Reality?

Augmented, Immersive, Alternate: What's YOUR Reality?

The emergence of Pokemon Go has drawn a lot of attention to the potential of augmented reality and other technologies that seem to blend the real and virtual worlds. These ideas have been floating around for a while, but it looks like practical uses are being found that will have an impact on all of us, beyond gaming. And they take the market by storm. I was out to dinner with my daughters and when we left the restaurant they started chasing the Pokémon and it ended up that there were over 50 kids running around in virtual world. (Some not even looking for cars when crossing the street!)

The Forgotten Companies

The Forgotten Companies

Larry Schachter has spent three decades in the real estate industry.   For the last fifteen years, he’s held senior technology roles at Tishman Speyer, Acadia Realty Trust, and CompassRock Real Estate LLC (the former manager of Stuyvesant Town/Peter Cooper Village in NY).  Larry recently took on the role of Principal in the New York Office of Open Box Software.  Open Box has a 15 year history of providing custom software and technology services exclusively to the Real Estate industry.  The company is based in Cape Town, South Africa.

These 10 College Majors Have the Fastest Salary Growth

These 10 College Majors Have the Fastest Salary Growth

The one economic reality that so many twenty-somethings are facing is student debt. Americans currently owe $1.3 trillion in student loan debt, spread out among about 44 million borrowers. In fact, the average Class of 2016 graduate has $37,172 in student loan debt, up six percent from last year. These people will start their careers with an Average monthly loan payment of $351.

5 Thoughts from a CRE Guy on Amazon Go

5 Thoughts from a CRE Guy on Amazon Go

You may not have noticed yet, but Amazon just reinvented the entire retail and payments experience with the introduction of Amazon Go. The system combines technologies like Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, sensors, and image recognition to eliminate things like checkout lines and shoplifting. Next up … robots will push your cart and bring the groceries to the car, and maybe even shine your shoes when you're there! (Remember the movie I, Robot?)

Millennials Want Inspiration, Not Just a Paycheck

Millennials Want Inspiration, Not Just a Paycheck

We read a lot these days about the priorities of the Gen Y generation, and we’d do well to pay attention. (Do you remember my proclamation to never use the word “millennials” again?) The White House reports that Gen Y now represent over one-third of the U.S. population, making them the largest demographic group. They make up the majority of our current workforce, and have some significantly different attitudes and expectations from generations who came before.

3 Things I Learned About the Importance of Company Values

3 Things I Learned About the Importance of Company Values

In theory, we all understand how important it is to operate from an understanding of our most basic goals, values, and mission. Most companies have these. Most companies create them in their early days, as a guide for development and strategy. Most companies give little thought to how their values and goals change over time, and though they understand that revisiting them is an excellent idea, it’s not generally a high priority, and it rarely gets done.