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The most successful leaders, around the world have one thing in common — they are effective communicators. What makes them successful is their mastery of language and ability to adapt their message to be appealing to others to achieve what they want to accomplish and built trust in relationships.
Participants in this highly interactive presentation will be introduced to the four distinct personality types and how to build communications and approach to be successful in their relationship with tenants, team members, clients, and industry professionals to achieve results. Newly developed skills from the workshop will open audience's ears to be receptive to ideas, manage perceptions, develop understanding and gain buy-in.
NOTE: If the team cannot all be out of the office to join us we ask that you send your Assistants and Admins to this yearly luncheon.
Lunch: Aquatic Features Pond Maintenance, CertaPro Painters, Lyft, and US Security Associates
Registration: Native Landscapes
Join the Emergency Preparedness Committee on July 27 for an interactive self-defense workshop — "Be Prepared Not Scared!" — at UFCU Plaza, Suite C150. Our instructor, Steven Jimenez, will cover:
Registration fee covers both lunch and the workshop. Registration and lunch begin at 12 p.m. The seminar runs 12:30 - 2 p.m. Feel free to wear comfortable clothing.
- Situational awareness
- What common criminals look for
- Defensive posture
- Tactics on getting away from an assault
- Basic defense against the most common attacks
Registration is limited. Register today!
The National Fire Protection Association, a global, nonprofit organization devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards, recently released a new provisional standard to help policy makers, first responders and others create effective planning and response programs for active shooter situations and other hostile events.
The organization also is offering the NFPA 3000 (PS) Readiness Assessment, a free download to assess a community's preparedness level.
What if this emergency happens in Austin or surrounding areas? Are you prepared? If you're not, or uncertain, register on WarnCentralTexas.org. Being connected with WarnCentralTexas allows emergency personnel in your community to directly contact you by phone, text or email during a disaster or public safety event. The information you receive will quickly provide specific directions that affect your neighborhood — such as, evacuation orders and directions to shelters. WarnCentral Texas is an emergency alert system that can save lives and protect property during disasters.
Name: Adam Benoit
Company: Peloton Commercial Real Estate, LP
Position: Senior Property Manager
BOMA Austin Member since: October 2013?
How long you have lived in Austin: 5 years (so, we're official, right?)
- What advice would you give to someone starting out in your industry? Soak it up, look for opportunities to learn from, and network with, everyone that you can. You'll learn more from the people in the room at luncheons than you will in books or training. You also never know where the next opportunity for growth will come from.
- What is your favorite quote? "Listen more than you talk. Nobody learned anything by hearing themselves speak." ~ Sir Richard Branson ... It served as my screen saver for a while ... I'm still working on it.
- Where would you choose to go on an all-expense paid vacation? Culinary/Cultural tour of southern Spain and Morocco.
Name: G. Stuckey
Company: Fox Commercial Services
Position: Vice President of Sales & HVAC
Industry: Mechanical Services
BOMA Austin Member since: January 1993
How long you have lived in Austin: Since 1969
- Do you remember what it was like walking into your first BOMA meeting/luncheon? Please describe your experience. I figured you walk in, pull out your order book and start taking orders. I soon learned you had to work and be involved if you intend to get anything from BOMA. You get out of it what you put in to it.
- What advice would you give to someone starting out in your industry? Never stop learning. Our industry is greatly affected by technology and you must stay current.
- What is something most people don't know about you? I was a singer in a Rock and Roll Band. We won the Battle of the Bands in 1973.
That rebound is being noticed in just about every
sector of the economy, including commercial real
"We're starting to see an uptick in transactions,
in buyers and investors looking and more actively
approaching properties," says Bill Dampier, vice
president of commercial lending for City Bank. "I
think the increase in the price of oil has re-energized
the market. It has given investors more optimism
in regard to kicking the tires and looking for good
Beyond the city limits of Houston and even the
borders of Texas, Dampier says there is a lot of
capital out there, which means competition among
Some gun rights advocates have set their sights on Texas.
That has made the Lone Star State the next battleground for constitutional carry, which would let Texans carry their weapons — openly or concealed — without first getting a permit.
"People talk about taking your guns away to protect you from yourself or others," Tim Macy, chairman of Gun Owners of America, told a group gathered at the Republican Party of Texas state convention in San Antonio. "If these are good ideas, to take your guns away in any manner, why is it OK for (officials such as congressional leaders) to be so protected?"
The Commerce Department said on Thursday retail sales jumped 0.8 percent last month, the biggest advance since November 2017. Data for April was revised up to show sales rising 0.4 percent instead of the previously reported 0.2 percent gain.
Economists polled by Reuters had forecast retail sales rising 0.4 percent in May. Retail sales in May increased 5.9 percent from a year ago.
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You might consider Austin a pretty nice setup. Plenty of sun, a growth rate that cannot be stopped and a wealth of job opportunities.
Despite these prosperous-sounding factors, and despite the whole being named "best place to live in America" for two years in a row, Austin is not included on Rent Cafe's list of the "most prosperous" cities in the country. In fact, four Texas cities were included in the top 10 and none of them were Austin. Or San Antonio. Or Houston. Or even Dallas.
By Catherine Iste
A title does not make someone a leader. In fact, leaders can be found within all levels of the organization. There is no one path for becoming a leader. And there are also different types of leaders. Yet, just as there are a few common characteristics of all leaders, there are also common ways leaders approach their work. Whether transitioning into a leadership role or looking for ways to refresh your leadership approach, here a few ways to think more like a leader.
Despite what you may have read, most property managers embrace high standards of ethical behavior. It’s not easy, but it is what makes a successful leader, as IREM’s Joe Greenblatt points out.
Leadership demands a firm hand on the tiller, an awareness of current issues without loss of the long-term strategy.
The economy is booming, unemployment continues to fall, and global equities are at record highs. But there are signs that we’re headed for a shift that will impact commercial real estate, and business in general. So what is the best strategy for these uncertain times? We continue to believe that investors should always be on the lookout for opportunities that allow them to add significant value. It’s a strategy that’s allowed our company to prosper in good times and in challenging times.
Smart Cities Dive
As cities and private property owners look to make more of their buildings smarter, they are often faced with a choice: either modernize existing properties or start afresh.
Smart building technology has already been found to save companies up to 18 percent on utility bills according to a report by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, but experts said the tech can also help with employees' productivity and mood.
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