December 6, 2012

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NASHVILLE SUSTAINABILITY

Obviously I am extremely biased, but my daughter recently completed a quick video and wrote the following introduction to her video.  This was one of her many college application essays/projects and the task was “do something awesome”….thanks for your indulgence, Warren. NASHVILLE SUSTAINABILITY Helping the environment even in the slightest way is awesome. As inhabitants […]

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December 2, 2012

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Only three major cities seeing economic recovery

Blog is from Reuters Article Reuters: Retailers moving into old downtown buildings, an abundance of freshly planted greenspaces, and a stream of new jobs in Knoxville, Tennessee, are all signs to Mayor Madeline Rogero that for the last year prosperity has been blooming in her city. “We feel very good about how we’re coming out of this […]

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November 19, 2012

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Global South Summit

The challenges faced by the modern healthcare system are steep. With the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act moving to reality (PPACA), US providers can expect approximately 20 million new patients to enter the healthcare system. Sitting in the crosshairs is Nashville, TN, with over 250 healthcare companies, 56 of which are headquarter operations. So […]

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October 13, 2012

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Rhetorical Questions

It has been a few months since my last commentary, but I hope you have followed the news postings that we have diligently provided on a weekly basis.  Whereas, I have multiple excuses for my absence, they would simply be excuses that I preach to my children to never use…so lets move on! The past […]

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October 12, 2012

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Reshoring: Manufacturers Re-Evaluate Their Supply Chains

Reshoring: Manufacturers Re-Evaluate Their Supply Chains It’s true that U.S. companies’ returning operations from offshore spurs U.S. job growth, but what are the risks these companies face?  In the face of rising domestic labor costs, many companies, over the years, moved their manufacturing and assembly operations to low-labor-cost countries, especially to China. Now, local wage […]

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August 13, 2012

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Trucking as an Indicator?

I recently completed a three day driving trip through Virginia on our final installment of college tours and I was astounded by the amount of truck traffic along the I-81 corridor.  Notwithstanding the fact that I received no driving assistance from my family, I viewed the heavy traffic as a positive sign for the economy.  […]

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August 6, 2012

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July 2012 Employment Report for the U.S.

See attached for Cushman & Wakefield’s Business Briefing on the July 2012 Employment Report.

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August 6, 2012

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Confused?

Ok I admit, I have become a CNBC junkie and I need to be broken of the habit.  My routine has been arriving at the office around 6:30am and eating my yogurt and grapefruit in front of CNBC.  I truly want to be informed and I find the roundtable conversations interesting and entertaining.  The show […]

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July 16, 2012

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The Return

My apologies for such a lengthy absence from my blogging activity, I trust our posting of articles has been informative and a source of quick reference points. Highlights from last week included the revelation that Blackstone will begin the process of shedding its office portfolio.  The interesting aspect of the announcement/article was the acknowledgement that […]

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June 12, 2012

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NEW Corporate Offices May Not Include…Offices!

Office space is changing, that is for sure.  In the last two years I have worked with three Fortune 500 companies that have cut their existing offices spaces by more than 50% (without cutting employees).  Hard walls are out.  Cubes are in. There are reasons for this: 1.  In the three cases stated above the offices were […]

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