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Location, location, location – a fresh perspective?

Location, Location, Location – A Fresh Perspective? Recently I revisited the MIPIM conference after a lengthy absence. It is the European if not global showcase for real estate projects and played host to over 20,000 people with the lovely Cannes in the south of...

People, Place and Productivity – fresh perspectives?

It all depends on how one looks at the situation is a question I constantly ask myself. As another year draws to a close and we weather the storms of uncertainty and volatility the workplace agenda has been a real eye-opener. It reinforced my view that apart from the...

The times they are a changing – even for CRE!

January 2004 was a big month for me.  It marked the start of my new role at the BBC where I became global head of Corporate Real Estate (CRE).  Since getting involved with the consumer side of the real estate industry almost 30 years ago I have focused on becoming...

BT tower revisited –  above the clouds of complexity

  158m above the streets of London gives one a pretty decent view of one of the most interesting cities in the world. Especially on a clear November night enjoying the views from the revolving dining room on the 34th storey. An opportunity to visit this iconic...

Letter to the edge #4 – ramblings from an up-side-down colony

Dear Steve Thanks for agreeing to be my workplace pen pal it will be interesting to see where our conversations take us.  It was really nice to get your response and I have included it in my reply as other readers may be curious. It seems to me that your response...

Through the looking glass…

When Alice steps through the looking glass, she finds a strange mysterious world. Lots of things look familiar, but nothing is quite as it seems. It’s an alternative universe... where things are contrary to the real world... where things are not as they should be....

Letter to the edge #3 – the wood from the trees

Reflecting on the insights gleaned from my participation in the recent Smart Working Summit reminded me of the great session we had together in Melbourne last June. Although separated by 10,000+ miles its remarkable how many similarities exists when it comes to...

Building Bridges – Dismantling Silos – What do Millenias Want?

Guest Blogpost by Ashley Muller As a representative of the millennial generation, alarm bells started to go off in my head when these above words were being tossed around. What does all this have to do with anything? It seemed way over my head. It may have had to do...

Coalition of the Convinced – A new dawn?

London, 200 Aldersgate, Wednesday 5th October, something special was born as a spin off from the Smart Working Summit – a diverse group of people found common purpose.  We concluded that we could all benefit from setting aside our silos and building bridges to new,...

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