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Shift in Focus for CIOs and Corporate Boards

by David Mills on March 30, 2015

According to a report in the WSJ CIO report today . . . A small but growing number of corporate boards are creating committees and taking other steps to improve their governance of technology, as CIO Journal reported last week. That is a good move, but it means that CIOs must expect more pointed questions […]

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Leslie Hudson: Director of Business Development

by David Mills on November 13, 2014

We are thrilled to welcome Leslie Hudson as Director of Business Development. Leslie brings a unique set of skills, experience and energy appropriate to the current stage of evolution of CREinFocus. It is unusual to meet an individual with a background of success in real estate development and sales, brand management, budgeting, business development, customer […]

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The Connection Economy Investor Supplement Deck

by David Mills on November 11, 2014

In the present and evolving ‘Connection Economy’ Aristotle’s observation, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts” is more relevant than ever. CREinFocus is in the process of inviting a select group of leading practitioners and subject matter experts (sometimes erroneously viewed as potential competitors) in evolving this concept and applying it to […]

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Rethinking Competition in the Connection Economy

by David Mills on October 29, 2014

The CoreNet North American annual Summit wraps up today in Washington DC. As follow-on to yesterday’s posting about the book in progress, Fortune 500 Corporate Real Estate – Hidden Opportunities and an opportunity for you to contribute, here is another draft section that you might appreciate. http://fortune500cre.wordpress.com/2014/08/31/rethinking-competition-in-the-connection-economy/. As a thank you to those contributing content […]

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Simplicity and Complexity

by David Mills on October 25, 2014

Fortune 500 Corporate Real Estate – Hidden Opportunities is a book in progress by David Mills. Draft sections of the book are being posted to enable comment on this work in progress and invite participation and collaboration with subject matter experts in the space. In this most recent post we explore the concepts of simplicity […]

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CRE Points of View

by David Mills on August 22, 2014

The book, Fortune 500 Corporate Real Estate – Hidden Opportunities, is taking shape. A recent draft on the varying perspectives of participants in the space helps frame the discussion that follows. We are looking for contributors who can share their own perspectives on the evolution of the management of these formidable assets and operations, so […]

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CREinFocus Attribute Observations Over Time

by David Mills on August 14, 2014

Post-it note simplicity. #Kathryn Reed Edge 1998 Capture and consolidate – measure and manage. #Ben Sloan 1998 Hidden opportunities. #Shaun Carrigan 2004 Enterprise finance offering. #Tom Hartshorn 2004 Single source of truth. #Larry Barkley 2008 Objectivity and relativity. #Mark Nicholls 2013 Bloomberg for corporate real estate. #Brett Nelson 2014 Subscribe to our blog to what’s […]

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CREinFocus Partnership Discussions

by David Mills on July 23, 2014

Introduction The following case study by one of the leading global consulting companies with an equally impressive real estate practice has been edited slightly and anonymized (replacing their name with ‘the consulting firm’) to highlight the discussions CREinFocus (CREi) is having with potential Channel Partners and Series A investors. We are attempting here to accentuate […]

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Bob Roth – Welcome to the Roundtable

by David Mills on July 17, 2014

It is a great honor to welcome Bob Roth to the CREinFocus Roundtable! As you will see in the brief summaries of Bob’s background and profile of his company, he brings great acumen and focus to one of the critical elements of the management of corporate real estate. Cashing in on Energy Efficiency which he […]

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Roundtable Inaugural Candidates Selected

by David Mills on July 16, 2014

We have now completed our selection process and personal invitations will be sent tomorrow via email. Members of the Roundtable will be announced on July 31. The Roundtable has been a vision since the first conceptualization that led to the creation of CREinFocus. If you look at the right hand navigation column on our blog […]

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