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“Stop Selling and Start Helping”

I was fortunate to be interviewed and quoted in a HuffPost Business piece on “Social Selling”.  I am a big believer in building trust over time, and I actually do not care for the word “Selling” at all, at least not in this industry.  I consider myself a consultant, an external expert on real estate [...]

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Hunting Talent Event this Thursday: Evangelize, don’t leave!

We have a few seats left for an event that I think will be different and awesome.  It is focused on how technology companies are hunting for great talent, and working very hard to create environments at the office that are rich with culture, to make sure the very best employees evangelize, instead of leave.  [...]

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JLL Releases Q1 Stats: Spoiler- San Francisco is Expensive

Once again the amazing research people at JLL have produced our quarterly office market statistics within 24 hours of the quarter actually ending. I am lucky to work with people much smarter than I am here at JLL, and we can all benefit from their collective intelligence and hard work by pouring over the stats [...]

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Drones over San Francisco + Mission Bay Fire

The Chronicle today posted a story showcasing drone videos based in San Francisco.  That article can be found HERE.  I tend to need a total sense of direction when properly analyzing locations for my clients, and while Google Earth is incredible and helpful, real video is even better.  Whenever I get a chance to get [...]

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TechCrunch Cribs Meets Indiegogo: Client in the News

TechCrunch Cribs visited the Indiegogo offices this week and the film is fantastic.  Pretty proud to be so closely involved with such an amazing company, as they are empowering so many people and providing them a platform in which to launch great ideas.  And if you ever wonder what it is I do for a [...]

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Election Time: San Francisco Real Estate Related Ballot Measures Explained

The smart research people at JLL (my firm), released an interesting document detailing the three measures hitting the San Francisco ballots tomorrow morning.  That document can be found by CLICKING THIS LINK.  In short, there are three main ordinances that, if passed, will effect real estate development and land use in San Francisco.  The attached [...]

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Tom Poser’s Q4 Networking Event is Tuesday, October 28th: Be There

Hello to all! I have been dropping the ball regarding the consistency of these networking events but people keep asking about them, so let’s get another one fired up! The details for the event are below, and I hope you can make it. In all seriousness, people want to like you, they want to enjoy [...]

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Apologies: Clients & Kids!

Just a note to apologize for the lack of updates to this blog.  San Francisco is a little crazy these days relative to commercial real estate, and fortunately I have been busy helping clients, many of whom are facing serious challenges in the face of increasing rental markets.  I also have been spending a lot [...]

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22 Leases Over 100K Square Feet Expiring in San Francisco through 2020

The smart people that run JLL research released an interesting Chart of the Week this morning.  It speaks to the future demand for office space in the CBD based simply on the upcoming schedule of large lease expirations.  Here are a couple of interesting takeaways: -  Financial services comprise 4.4 m.s.f. of expirations in the [...]

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VC Funding Driving Tech Growth in San Francisco

The latest Chart of the Week released by JLL in San Francisco shows the dramatic increase in VC funding that has taken place for San Francisco technology companies recently.  Some key takeaways, written by our great research people: – $1.9B The total high-tech venture capital funding during Q1 2014, accounting for 28.7 percent of all [...]