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The Big Apple always serves up a treat!

New York is certainly a ‘State of Mind’, as Billy Joel once sang, and a trip there always fills me with awe and inspiration. I’ve always marvelled at places such as Manhattan. Perhaps it’s because I come from a small village in a small country and can’t get over the...

A “Corker” at The Croker

Author: https://twitter.com/SimonHeath1 Dublin’s Croke Park, one of Europe’s largest sport’s stadiums, has seen plenty of sporting action in its 105-year history. Known to the locals as ‘The Croker’, on Wednesday it played host to another landmark event for Ireland,...

People and Place in action

On Saturday I participated in an event, which for me personally reinforced my long-held view, regarding the strong connection/correlation between people and place. How the power of place brings people together of all viewpoints and beliefs to discuss and debate. This...

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Location, location, location – a fresh perspective?

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?

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!

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

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

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…

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....

about chris

Instigator, Integrator and Interpreter, ex head of Corporate Real Estate at BBC Workplace, and now living a portfolio life. Interested in 21st Century workplaces & place making.

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