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Tips To Maintaining A Healthy Work-life Balance While Working Remote

By Alex Weber on August 19, 2020

Maintaining a healthy work-life balance allows employees to balance between work and personal responsibilities. Creating a healthy balance will increase your productivity. A study by Lowe (2005) found that one out of four employees experiences high levels of conflict between work and family. When looking at all the job factors that may...

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Topics: working from home remote work

What Can We Expect In The Industrial Market?

By Stacie Jacobs on July 21, 2020

Supply chain disruption, e-commerce demand and inventory controls will all be leading drivers in stabilization of the industrial market. While there is a short-term stall in development, each of these factors will lead to long-term gains. Let’s take a look at these three determining factors.

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Topics: industrial real estate

Prohibition On Short Term Rentals Upheld

By Mike Berey on June 30, 2020

 In 2012, the Plaintiff, the Petitioner on appeal, purchased a single-family residence in the Town of Grand Island, in Erie County, for the purpose of renting it out for periods of less than thirty days. In 2015, the Town enacted Local Law 9 prohibiting in certain zoning districts, short-term rentals unless the owner resided on the property....

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Gone Virtual

By Alex Weber on June 24, 2020

Because managers play an important role in employee engagement – which is linked to productivity – challenges may arise when managing employees who work remotely. Gallup’s workplace research shows that to maximize the output of remote workers, managers must individualize, define expectations, build trust, and believe in talent.

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Topics: virtual office working from home working virtually

Why Emotional Intelligence Is Important -      Especially Now

By Alex Weber on April 30, 2020

Emotional Intelligence has become a prominent topic due to its impact on our success – both personally and professionally. Emotional Intelligence refers to the ability to identify and manage your own emotions, as well as the emotions of others.

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Topics: self awareness emotional intelligence motivation

Riding The Wave Of The Multifamily Market

By Stacie Jacobs on March 9, 2020

As we continue to ride the wave of the longest expansion in U.S. history, what are the key indicators of continued growth in the multifamily sector? According to Real Capital Analytics, developers are expected to deliver an estimated 398,000 units in 2020, a rate of 8,000 units lower than last year’s delivery of 406,000 units.

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Topics: multifamily market