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Keep Learning!

Published on Tuesday, 4 February 2014 08:07:29    Written by Marc
Keep Learning!
I like to learn.  I am always trying to read a book, an article or discuss with someone about a new or better way to do something.  I take real joy when I put down an article or a book and say to myself how much a learned by reading it.  There is a sense of 'rassasier' which in French means you are full or completely satisfied (like after a great big long meal).

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Better Budgeting For Projects

Published on Friday, 31 January 2014 10:44:56    Written by Marc
Better Budgeting For Projects
Anyone that does a project, be it a renovation, construction, or other type of project, often comes out of the project thinking that it could have been done better with a little more planning.  In fact, over the past twenty some years, I do not really recall any project that I did myself where I did not think about this at the end of the project.  It is common for people to tell themselves that they could have done better.

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What to do When You Are Stuck with an Unleaseable Building

Published on Monday, 20 January 2014 11:34:56    Written by Marc
What to do When You Are Stuck with an Unleaseable Building
If you have been doing lease management long enough, you have probably come to this situation more than once: You are asked to sublease a building or space, which your company no longer needs, and try to sublease it for months until you come to think that you have a dead horse on your hands. However, is it really the case or are you simply positioning your site on the market the wrong way?

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Negotiating Your Leases

Published on Tuesday, 14 January 2014 09:27:07    Written by Marc
Negotiating Your Leases
Over the past years, I have been in contact with literally thousands of real estate brokers. In my past life, I was managing numerous leases across North America, so it was common to receive phone calls from brokers each day, pitching their ideas on how they could help us in our next leasing deals.

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Finding Savings by Re-organizing Your Existing Spaces

Published on Tuesday, 7 January 2014 09:25:02    Written by Marc
Finding Savings by Re-organizing Your Existing Spaces
Those managing real estate leases are often challenged to find savings and if like most companies you have already tapped into the low hanging fruit ideas to generate savings, you probably find that it takes a good deal of creativity to find new ways to save money. However, some savings can sometimes be found by simply reorganizing your existing spaces. I touched briefly on this during a previous post, 10 Ideas for Saving Money: Part II under bonus tip #11, but I wanted to expand a little on the subject because I believe there are good potential savings here and this is probably an area that few companies tap into for a few reasons.

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