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Business Unusual: A Timely Theme

Michael Jordan Energy & Sustainability Services “Business Unusual” and its themes of innovation and resiliency in the face of adversity took on special meaning in the beautiful-but-still-recovering city of New Orleans. We stood shoulder to shoulder with colleagues from around the country but not from around the globe due to the unusual event of Europe [...]

Finding the geography of opportunity

Wayne Gearey Global Location Solutions Yesterday’s keynote speaker, Peter Sheahan, made some very timely points as to how the strategic advantage can be gained. To sum it up, his message was a “right here right now” approach. He suggests that place matters to all of us and that the strategic advantage come with identifying the right [...]

Making a point with social networking

Leslie Gall Corporate Solutions Jones Lang LaSalle’s Social Networking Point at the Summit has been a tremendous success.  The Point provided Summit attendees with a hands-on opportunity to experience and participate in social media.  Hundreds of friends of the firm, clients and business partners joined the conversation.  Thanks to everyone who stopped by, especially all the [...]

Lease Accounting – It’s Not Just Real Estate

Vivian Mumaw Product Innovation and Lease Administration I agree with Mindy’s observations from the lease accounting session yesterday and want to offer some additional food for thought.  As Mindy has pointed out many times, the FASB accounting rule changes do not affect only real estate leases, but also leases on vehicles and equipment. This may [...]

The bottom line on social media and CRE

Bryan Jacobs Corporate Solutions Clearly, CRE professionals are still learning how social media tools will alter the workplace. Much of the discussion at CoreNet has been around how to use tools like Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook in a corporate environment to network and market. The more important topic that corporate real estate professionals still need to [...]