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Choose your words – and fewer of them, please!

Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in Austin, CCIM, Commercial Real Estate, CREW Austin, CTCAR, IREM, Newsworthy, Texas, Uncategorized |

That’s me – if I’m running a conference call, I tend to talk too much — even if we have an agenda, I wander off topic and I’m sure can be confusing to anybody on the call.  On the flip side, I have been on a call where the same thing happens and find myself losing focus and checking email…  so presumably this is happening to others, too.  We are in such a rush, we have too much on our plates, we are trying to cram in way too many meetings, every day, every...

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Generational Shoppers – The Millennial

Posted by on Dec 2, 2016 in Austin, CCIM, Commercial Real Estate, CREW Austin, CTCAR, IREM, Newsworthy, Texas, Uncategorized |

Having been in the commercial real estate business for 30+ years, and a shopper myself, I recognize that different generations behave and respond differently.  Needs, convenience, disposable income, time all things to consider.  Each generation thinks the next one has it ‘easier’, although maybe it’s just DIFFERENT.  Shopping centers, malls, town centers, strip centers – all have been around for a long time, and have seen style changes.  The thing that seems to be...

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Lose The Pitch: Getting to Know You

Posted by on Apr 28, 2016 in Uncategorized |

Every networking group has stressed the need for a fine-tuned “elevator speech” – the short-and-sweet canned script to recite when meeting a business prospect at the many industry-related luncheons and events we attend regularly.  But I like the step back as described in ABJ Austin’s posted article today.  Lose the pitch and try getting to know the person first.  I believe this is not a strange concept for women in my Commercial Real Estate field — CREW members...

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Happy Independence Day, Texas!

Posted by on Mar 2, 2013 in Austin, Newsworthy, Uncategorized | 5,495 comments

Texans across the state today are celebrating what it is to be a proud Texan. Whether due to birth or relocation, Texas pride is a very real thing.  I can say that I am a fifth generation Texan, which is when my ancestors became the transplanted ones, hailing from Mexico, Spain, Canada, France and England. Texas Independence Day is the celebration of the adoption of the Texas Declaration of Independence on March 2, 1836.  Settlers in “Mexican Texas” officially broke from Mexico,...

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