More Thoughts About Value Creation – Melding Narrow and Broad Thinking

This is going to get really philosophical (even for the Real Estate Philosopher) so please stay with me – it is mercifully short, but very important….. In earlier articles I have argued the value of trying to “own” a smaller…

Porter’s Five Forces in the Real Estate World

Michael Porter is a professor at Harvard Business School. He has spent his long career analyzing strategy and competition. His analysis is exceptional and probably just about everyone in the business world knows all about him; however, I have never…

Creating Value in the Real Estate World

In my wanderings and discussions with clients and other friends in the real estate world, I hear many different plans from many different people. Many plans are of course brilliant and well executed; however, I do see a perennial fundamental…

Peter Drucker: Creating Customers

Peter Drucker – one of the great intellectual thinkers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries – asks a question: “What is the purpose of a business?” Have you ever stopped to ask yourself that question? Or, perhaps more importantly, have…