We’re all looking for realistic and meaningful tips on “how” technology will improve our work lives, and our work product. If this is a challenge for you, or for others in your work group or department, then my article in the Law Practice Today webzine should help you. The American work place is summed up
Back in December of ’10, I gave you a list of lease provisions that are crafted to address topics unique to “green” buildings. Here’s another version or update on the list:
- insurance provisions
- annual environmental performance report (access to space, access to the report, etc.)
- carbon credits (they belong to Landlord!)
- building operations (in compliance
Yesterday (Sunday) was the first day of the 2012 MBA-CREF Convention. The theme or tag-line is “Where Market Makers Meet.”
The formal sessions start today, which cover content planned by the various councils comprising the MBA.
Some times the “off the record” content is just as interesting as the planned presentations. (Or maybe they…
Based upon a series of wins by MERS in various courts, it looked like MERS would survive, and we’d avoid the need for a federal solution in suppport of the continued use of the MERS electronic registry, which is a fundamental component of securitized home loans (and some commercial loans).
That was yesterday.
If you’d like to step out of this web stuff and actually meet, I’ll be at both of these events in the next few days:
- the mid-year meeting of the Law Practice Management Section of the American Bar Ass’n (I’m the liaison to this section from the group of lawyers in the ABA who focus
Technology is all about fewer people doing more.
Part of the "doing more" is dealing with too much information; and then in crafting and implementing personal habits and self-control to deal with it.
The chief culprit is e-mail. Many of us receive 200+ e-mails a day – in our work e-mail. Separately, our personal e-mail…
Rick Jones at Crunched Credit has a thoughtful piece where he offers a hopeful picture for commercial real estate debt markets in 2012. I can’t go there.
On several basic points he’s overly optimistic (his view in bold). My view is this:
- Unemployment (6-7%): for the next 3-4 years, the new normal is
The importance of data and the public sector’s need for cash is a marriage of convenience, and necessity. It just will be. (Annie Oakley calls it “natur’lly.”)
In the not so distant future, pairing the two will be assumed; and there will be a short diversion in special asset training programs, where the…
2012 should be the year when online sales broadly impacts "how" retailers view and use their "physical" stores. This will impact both the owners AND the lenders.
Record online sales point to the need (RIGHT NOW) to take a different approach in reviewing and approving retail leases – which for lenders with shopping center and…