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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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12 Tenant Experience Companies That Landlords Need Today

The mindset and expectations of the modern tenant have completely changed thanks to the rise of co-working and flexible space offerings, the influx of millennials entering the workforce and an increased reliance on technology. To attract and retain this next generations of tenants, landlords are adopting a tenant-centric mindset and creating sought-after experiences in their buildings.

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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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How to Make Your Leasing Meetings More Strategic and Productive with VTS

The leasing meeting is a critical part of the leasing process, providing a forum for asset managers, leasing teams, and brokers to collaborate around deals in the pipeline and determine how best to move them forward. But the way today’s typical leasing meetings are run is fundamentally broken, and the majority of leasing and asset management teams I come across are missing a huge opportunity to make this time more productive. The fundamental piece that transforms these meetings into agile and proactive sessions? Technology. 

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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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The Top 4 Tech Challenges That Keep UK Property Execs Awake at Night

Innovation in the commercial property industry is reaching an important tipping-point. There’s universal acceptance that technology is driving a seismic shift, and making the jump towards becoming a truly data-driven and digital business is a task that is occupying the minds of the industry’s most senior figures.

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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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4 Trends Shaping the Warehouse of Tomorrow

Demand from e-commerce is pushing up warehouse rents, and properties that may have satisfied tenants just a couple of years ago simply aren’t measuring up to today’s demands. And they certainly won’t measure up to the warehouses of tomorrow.

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