performance management

What is Ubiquitous?

by David Mills on July 21, 2015

I love the word ‘ubiquitous’ – existing or being everywhere at the same time. It so describes enterprise real estate assets and their management. It is almost like air. We can’t go anywhere without being in it, on it, under it, or over it. And yet its impact on our socio-economic lives is lost in […]

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TCR – What are they and Where do You relate?

by David Mills on July 12, 2015

Total Cost of Real Estate™ (TCR™) is a term CREi developed in attempting to better understand the management components of corporate real estate impacting the balance sheet and P&L of a company whose primary business was not real estate but for whom it was a vital aspect in the creation and delivery of their products […]

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Why Corporate Real Estate InTouch?

by David Mills on July 11, 2015

We are huge users and fans of LinkedIn! In fact, it is our primary go to tool for identifying subject matter expertise in the component areas of our business. What Reid Hoffman and his team have accomplished is nothing short of miraculous! An important part of our business model and plan is focused on identifying […]

Categories: Big Data, Business Intelligence, Industry Segments, Investors, Specialized Knowledge Platforms, Spend Management, Subject Matter Expertise
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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 […]

Categories: Acquisitions & Dispositions, Contract Services, Industry Segments, Infrastructure, Insurance, Land Development, Lease Administration, New Construction, Portfolio Performance, Property Tax, Regulatory, Renovations, Repairs & Maintenance, Spend Management, Sustainability, Technology, Utilities & Telecom
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Culture is the Greatest Tool

by David Mills on March 9, 2015

The best employers in the U.S. say their greatest tool is culture Milton Moskowitz and Robert Levering in Fortune Magazine Leaders of the 100 Best Companies to Work For know the secret to business success isn’t just about earnings, but about creating an ideal culture for their employees. This year’s ranking of the 100 Best […]

Categories: Acquisitions & Dispositions, Age Shift, Contract Services, Industry Segments, Infrastructure, Land Development, New Construction, Performance Management, Perspective, Portfolio Performance, Relevance, Renovations, Repairs & Maintenance, Utilities & Telecom
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The Power of a Provocative Question

by David Mills on December 8, 2014

Seth Godin launches this second week in December with just such a series of questions in his blog post this morning – What’s next? What does a good day look like? A good week? Who do you want to work with? Who are you trying to please? What sort of feedback brings you down? What’s […]

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We are thrilled to welcome Scott Laraby as Director of Marketing at this pivotable time in the development of the CREi. Scott’s skill-sets and experience are uniquely suited to the leadership role he will play in our transition from early-stage product and customer development, to Series-A funding with leading channel partner prospects, continuing to build […]

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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 […]

Categories: Acquisitions & Dispositions, Age Shift, Banking & Finance, Big Data, Cloud, Communications, Information, & Entertainment, Contract Services, Healthcare, Hospitality, Infrastructure, Insurance, Investors, Land Development, Lease Administration, Manufacturing & Distribution, New Construction, Perspective, Portfolio Performance, Predictive Analytics, Property Tax, Regulatory, Renovations, Repairs & Maintenance, Retail, Roundtable, SaaS, Spend Management, Subject Matter Expertise, Utilities & Telecom, Valuations
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GameChangers 500

by David Mills on September 29, 2014

I was introduced to GameChangers 500 (GC500) by Anella Wetter, a Director of Sales for Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt in a serendipitous meeting last week (in Nashville on business) where we shared our interests, passions and directions.  This discussion and our uncanny alignment inspired her to introduce me and CREinFocus to David Hopkins, a friend of […]

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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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