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Parkway Properties COO Mike Fransen on His Pursuit to Create Properties Tenants Don't Want to Leave

Mike Fransen is COO of Parkway Properties Investments, LLC, which owns and operates high-quality office buildings in the Sunbelt. Fransen, who oversees a nearly 9 million-square-foot portfolio, leads the charge in adapting strategies to meet the rapidly changing needs of today’s tenants. Parkway understands that space today is more about the experience, and data is critical to understanding what their tenants want. They operate their properties with one goal in mind – to make customers more profitable and productive.

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Don't Get Taken Hostage by Your Tenants: Lessons from Former Lead FBI Hostage Negotiator Chris Voss

When it comes to negotiating, no one knows how to do it better than Chris Voss – former lead hostage negotiator for the FBI, co-author of the best-seller, Never Split The Difference: Negotiating As If You’re Life Depending On It, and founder and CEO of The Black Swan Group, which provides training on the art of the negotiation.

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Fireside Chat with Emmitt Smith: From the NFL to Commercial Real Estate

What do a former NFL Hall of Fame Running Back and a technology entrepreneur have in common? A passion for commercial real estate.

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Leaders from Fifth Wall Ventures, Industrious, Convene & Appear Here on How the Tenant Experience is Being Revolutionized

From requiring more flexibility to monetizing unused space, tenants' needs are changing fast, and a new era of innovative firms are quickly emerging to help landlords meet them.

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Leaders from CBRE GI, Choice Properties REIT, Brookfield & Oxford Properties on the Shift to a Tenant-Centric Industry

There’s no question about it – the needs and expectations of the modern tenant have changed. In order to continue to attract and retain the highest quality tenants to their properties, leasing and asset management professionals are shifting their approach to both the leasing process and the overall experience a tenant has in a building.

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EQ Office's Lisa Picard Talks Data, Tenant-Centricity & "Unlearning" at VTS Accelerate

Lisa Picard, President and CEO of EQ Office, recently shared the stage with VTS CPO Brandon Weber for a fireside chat at VTS Accelerate, our global user conference that brought together over 400 commercial real estate leasing and asset management executives.

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WATCH: VTS CPO Brandon Weber on the Vision for VTS MarketView™

“In case you were asleep or maybe didn’t make the first day, I’m going to recap: Yesterday we announced that we’re building the industry’s first real-time market benchmarking platform for commercial leasing.”  – VTS CPO Brandon Weber

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Invesco’s Managing Director Michael Kirby on How Technology Helps Drive Portfolio Performance

Michael Kirby is Managing Director of North American Real Estate Operations and Asset Management at Invesco Real Estate, which manages $64.8 million in direct real estate investments and publicly traded real estate securities. The forward-thinking company is on the front lines of continuing to adopt new technologies and processes to ensure that employees have access to current asset information at their fingertips and in real time.

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New York Life Regional Head of Asset Management and Accelerate 2018 Speaker Alan Rubenstein Talks Tech and the New Reality of CRE

New York Life is a company has long embraced innovation and is ramping up technologies at its properties to meet tenants’ changing needs and drive portfolio performance for investors. Technology gives their teams access to real-time information and the ability to slice and dice data to make better decisions more quickly.

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Convene CEO & Accelerate 2018 Speaker Ryan Simonetti on Why CRE is on the Cusp of a Major Transformation

Convene, the commercial real estate industry’s first “workplace as a service” platform, is on a mission to help landlords reinvent the human experience by running office buildings and workspaces more like lifestyle hotels.

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