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Boston and Madrid reflections: A Rubicon moment in transit?

Boston and Madrid reflections: A Rubicon moment in transit?

Having just returned from the CoreNet Global Summit in Boston and having previously attended the EMEA Conference in Madrid, I had the opportunity to reflect on what I had observed at both these gatherings. My impression was that CRE/workplace sector was now beginning...
The times they are a changing – even for CRE!

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...
Through the looking glass…

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

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...
Location, Location, Location – is property at a crossroads?

Location, Location, Location – is property at a crossroads?

The theme for last week’s Estates Gazette Office Occupier Summit  focused on whether property developers and the commercial real estate sector are having to adapt to the changing needs of occupiers. Chairing the event, Emily Wright, Estates Gazette Features Editor,...
The City of Angels revisited

The City of Angels revisited

On final approach to Los Angeles airport, otherwise known as LAX, I gazed out of my window at the vast swathe of urban sprawl beneath the clear blue Californian sky. This vista always intrigues me despite the fact that I have pondered on it during numerous prior...