Is It Ever Too Early To Plan For The Holidays at Work?

Planning for the holidays at work involves more than coming up with fun work holiday party ideas. You need to arrange for staffing coverage as employees request time off, adjust to the holiday workload, plan how you’re going to recognize customers, and then create a post-holiday recovery plan. With all these tasks in mind, it’s… (more…)

Three Powerful Words That Build Lasting Relationships with Residents and Clients

In today’s world of ever-changing strategies and depersonalizing experiments with “virtual reality” and “artificial intelligence,” property managers need relationship-building skills they can depend upon. This article is about 3 of the most reliable words for creating an environment of trust and loyalty in all aspects of the property management industry. These 3 words are essential to… (more…)

4 Surprising Labor Day Facts to Jumpstart Your Holiday Weekend

For many living in the United States, Labor Day is the ultimate long weekend—it’s the end of summer, the beginning of fall, and the last day to wear white for some. Established nationwide in 1894, Labor Day is actually a dedication to the achievements of American workers and the contributions they have made to the prosperity… (more…)

5 Office Landscape Tips

Is your office landscape prepared to take on another year of sustainability upgrades and productivity initiatives?  Simple changes can impact your bottom line and create an aesthetically pleasing environment for employees, clients, and visitors. Here are 5 key tips to approach an office landscape redesign: (more…)

Why Some Chefs Just Can’t Quit Serving Bluefin Tuna

On Monday, a single 380-pound bluefin  tuna sold for about $37,500 in the first auction of the year at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo. That’s far below the peak price of $1.76 million  that a bluefin went for at the same market in 2013, and this year’s price isn’t a good indicator of the supply, or population status.… (more…)

Are you superstitious?

Friday the 13th  occurs one to three times a year, when the 13th of the month falls on a Friday. In 2015 it occurred in February, March and November. This year, Friday the 13th happens only once… May. (more…)

Due Diligence – What is important when buying real estate?

When you make a big purchase, or an investment, buy a car, sign up for healthcare, etc. you do you “homework” to hopefully make a sensible decision that gives you good value for the money you are spending. When you buy real estate, which is likely to be the most expensive, most complex, and riskiest purchase you will ever make... (more…)