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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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Show Me The Money

by David Mills on June 19, 2015

As CREi (our short-handle) continuously surveys both portfolio companies (sometimes referred to in this space as ‘occupiers’) and the hundreds, if not thousands, of ‘service providers‘ that support them, the recurring question (and void of answer) is . . . Can you quantify (Show Me The Money) which of these twelve activities/cost components has the […]

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A Lesson from the Geese

by David Mills on December 16, 2014

In April 1997 Timm Stubbs and I were driving to Watkinsville, GA. Timm was the Director of Corporate Real Estate for Fred’s, a discount retailer headquartered in Memphis with about 400 locations when we met. He became enthralled with my interest in software for corporate real estate and was working with me to help buy […]

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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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A Culture of Love and Fun

by David Mills on November 14, 2014

Culture emerges from inside people, not furniture or fresh paint. An unused Ping-Pong table in the break room reminds everyone that fun is not allowed. Dan Rockwell Love: A regional medical facilities mission statement begins, “To extend God’s healing love…” It’s impossible to extend love to outsiders (patients) unless insiders are extending love to each […]

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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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For Your Consideration . . .

by David Mills on October 28, 2014

2000 CoreNet thought leaders and practitioners are gathered in Washington DC for the annual North American Summit on the current state of corporate real estate – Changing the Conversation from Cost to Value. While you away from your daily tasks, being inspired with some new thinking and developing and deepening relationships here are two opportunities […]

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Should Big Company Executives Jump To Startups?

by David Mills on October 21, 2014

Maybe. But not if they are truly “big company” executives in their basic makeup. Of course, if you’ve spent your career to date strictly in big companies, it may be hard to tell what your true makeup is. That is really the rub. Moving from a Corporate Job to a Startup is risky for you […]

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Query and Quark

by David Mills on October 9, 2014

Do you quantum think? How the quark would I know? – – – – – Dianne Collins has written a timely book, ‘Do You Quantum Think?’ The world is changing at a dizzying pace. We’re all looking for new ways of thinking that can bring about real solutions to modern problems, from the pursuit of […]

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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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