You know that exit off the highway that you would have no reason to get off or that part of the city that you only drive through on your way to your final destination? You know that corner retail lot that has the right mix of crappy fast food joints, dry cleaner, liquor store, UPS and that family business that's been around for way too long - you just can't comprehend how they're still in business? 9pm, on a nondescript Wednesday, what's happening over on that parcel?Read More
Sometimes I'll write about work, other times I'll write about you. Trust that I won't ever write about my time spent on the couch (reserved only for football Sundays).
The next time you find yourself in Russia, don’t be shocked to see a guy in Moscow walking around in Bonobos chinos donning a pair of tefillin. In fact, an entire suitcase of North American goodies is food for feasting for some lucky guy somewhere in Moscow. While snow is par for the course in Moscow, a bomb cyclone is another type of beast. January 4th was the right wintery mix to throw everything into a whirlwind of a cyclone.Read More
Preparing for your interviews your senior year at Penn State you ran through the rigor of mock interviews and scripted lines that sounded appealing to the business world. At 22, your mom handed you your 5 suits from Jos A Bank, you pick the bland one, straightened your tie that you had your fraternity brother teach you how to knot and you went to the career fair to interview as if you were on a lazy susan table. You were asked to regurgitate your back story, your school involvement and your career plan. “What’s your five year plan?” The question that we all prepared for, the question that we all have an answer for, the question that none of us truly know.Read More
Sitting in New York dialing out to the west coast and sounding like the expert on their street names and development projects has always been a bit of a head scratcher. For the last three years I’ve run the west coast business for Floored. After getting acquired by CBRE, the largest commercial real estate firm in the world in January, the task at hand got even more complex with the gigantic network of local real estate experts out west. The new role requires a lot more broker interaction, market knowledge and a genuine hustle to get involved in the hand to hand combat of deals. So when I asked my boss if I could do a temporary stay in Los Angeles and work from the shoreline, he was incredibly accommodating and understanding – He told me to go give it a shot!Read More
While sitting on a beach in Mexico during a long vacation, I’ve been plagued with restless thoughts rushing through my head. My internal dialogue goes like this: “I’m sitting on a beach, what could be bad…but ‘should I be more relaxed?’ ‘Am I having the best vacation possible?’ ‘Should I be reading my book or should I be at the tiki bar meeting strangers?’ ‘Is this truly the height of relaxation?”” My attention deficit running mental laps and my desire for relaxation pulsing, I check instagram: I see Pictures of legs looking like hot dogs (and hot dogs looking like legs :-/ ) and Saturday’s only being for the boys…what’s going on?!? I am letting the power of social media sweep me up into the frenzy. The questions in my head continue…how can I just Relax and feel fulfilled by it?Read More