just this week
i’ve been hearing stories from too many people who are checking their emails while on vacation. this is simply not healthy nor does it make for a real ‘vacation’, a break from work. maybe this is symptomatic of it being a stressful time in the industry and there are layoffs and budget cuts and people are, well, frightened that if they don’t check in they will be forgotten or worse, not missed and therefore subject to being replaced (or worse, eliminated). checking in during vacation is a habit that took me years to break so I can definitely empathize with everyone doing it. but when I did learn, via study in stress management, it has made a difference in my life.
a lot of people have been asking me what i’m going to do now that i’ve parted company with my former employer. The short answer is that I’m having conversations with many people, some about actual opportunities and some just about life/work/fun/money. I would expect that by the end of the summer at the latest there will be an announcement of my next adventure. I appreciate all the support I’ve gotten from many of you and look forward to continuing the relationship with both those I get to deal with personally and those of you who support this column.
itwas officially announced this week that my good friend, Peter Slatin, has joined Real Capital Analytics (http://www.rcanalytics.com) as Editorial Director and Associate Publisher. Peter will spearhead the growth of RCA’s new publications directed to the global property community, Global Capital Trends and Hotel Capital Trends. He will also oversee RCA’s Capital Trends Monthly and be involved in special new projects. Congratulations to Peter. I think this is a great marriage!
i had dinner last night in Where will I be? (subject to updates)
Where will I be? (subject to updates)
Sept. 9-10: Cambridge (UK) for Investment Property Databank’s (IPD) RealWorld Conference 2008 (http://www.ipd.com).
Oct. 31-Nov. 3: