Hello brave Reader, my name is David Music. I write Box Thoughts for myself and whoever happens to stumble down this rabbit hole with me. I’ve worked in the world of Corporate Real Estate (CRE) for over a decade and spend most of my days thinking on the various subject from a variety of angles. I happen to think it is a topic that too few explore in-depth.
I am not a real estate broker, never have been and don’t plan to become one (though I have worked with and supported more than my fair share). Throughout my career, I’ve done everything from design, construction and project management for industrial buildings to technology program management and development to workforce planning to heavy AutoCAD work. It’s a pretty broad range.
Over the years, I have become more and more focused on the intersection of technology, strategy, and day-to-day service delivery. For a function that is 10 to 20% of an organization’s cost, CRE can sometimes receive very little support from groups such as IT, finance, HR, and procurement. By focusing on the intersection of process, people, and technology we can make things better.
CRE happens to touch everything that an organization does. So expect me to write about whatever pops into my head on the day but you will see heavy leanings toward technology and process improvement. Although I caution you, things will often go on seemingly random tangents simply because CRE can really be anything at all.