Tips for Recruiting Millennials Recently our Chief Operating Officer, Diane K. Danielson, sat down with Patrick Church, Talent Acquisition Manager for Corsica Partners to talk about recruiting Millennials and attracting them to a suburban location. Patrick works mainly with a company located in Waltham, MA called Care.com. Care.com has about 750 employees total with 250 employees at their headquarters
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Business Trends: Millennials Rejecting the Default

  • March 28, 2016
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By Diane Danielson, Chief Operating Officer
Millennials Are Rejecting the Default … and It’s a Very Good Thing We all know that Millennials are challenging our traditional work environments. But the big question is “why?” Why are Millennials challenging the system rather than assimilating like earlier generations? I struggled with finding an explanation other than demographics until I read a sentence
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Project REAP Promotes Diversity in the CRE Industry

  • January 20, 2016
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By Diane Danielson
Project REAP (Real Estate Associates Program) provides underrepresented minorities with access to the commercial real estate industry through classes and connections to sponsor firms and supporters. Each year, several of our SVN® Advisors and Experts participate as instructors and even recruit Project REAP talent. When Project REAP President and Executive Director, Gregg McCort asked if I
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The New Generation of Conscious Capitalism in CRE

  • January 8, 2016
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By Julia Taibl, Marketing & Operations Intern
Diane Danielson on Conscious Capitalism & Real Estate Towards the end of 2015 Diane Danielson, COO of SVNIC, co-led a live interactive talk for NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association to fill in for SVNIC’s CEO, Kevin Maggiacomo while he was on paternity leave. For this event, called “CEO Insight: Conscious Capitalism in Commercial Real
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8 Problem-Solving Tips for Leaders from The Martian

  • December 28, 2015
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By Diane Danielson, COO
Leaders on Earth and Mars: To Infinity and Beyond? If you have read the book The Martian by Andy Weir or seen the Matt Damon movie version, you can’t help but wonder, “Would I be able to survive alone on Mars?” Fortunately most of us won’t be stranded on a planet forced to solve problems
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5 Tips to Perfect the Fast Pitch by Diane Danielson

  • November 24, 2015
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By Diane Danielson
Tips for Pitching the #SVNDifference Last month I had an opportunity to speak at #DisruptCRE, which featured a number of commercial real estate technology companies seeking to “disrupt” the industry. One of the sessions included a fast-pitch session so that companies like Sperry Van Ness International Corporation as well as venture capitalists seeking to invest could
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SVN COO Among Women of Influence in Real Estate

  • September 15, 2015
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Diane Danielson Earns a Spot in Real Estate Forum’s Women of Influence Issue Diane Danielson, Chief Operating Officer of Sperry Van Ness International Corporation was recently named one of Real Estate Forum magazine’s 2015 Women of Influence. In their July/August 2015 issue, Real Estate Forum highlighted 51 of the commercial real estate industry’s most distinguished
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Game-Changing Trends in Retail Distribution

  • July 17, 2015
  • Diane Danielson
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By Diane Danielson
Each year, at our Sperry Van Ness® (SVN) National Conference, I talk to our commercial real estate advisors and business owners about game-changing trends. Game-changers occur when people are doing things (working, playing, living) differently than they used to just a few years ago. This year, I compiled them under 4 categories: Communication, Design, Collaboration and Distribution.
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Game-Changing Trends in Design and Collaboration

  • July 10, 2015
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By Diane Danielson
Each year, at our Sperry Van Ness® (SVN) National Conference, I talk to our commercial real estate advisors and business owners about game-changing trends. Game-changers occur when people are doing things (working, playing, living) differently than they used to just a few years ago. This year, we have four categories: Communication, Design, Collaboration and Distribution. Trends in Design
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The Millennial Effect on Business Communications

  • May 21, 2015
  • Collaboration
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By Diane Danielson
Each year, at our Sperry Van Ness® (SVN) National Conference, I talk to our commercial real estate advisors and business owners about game-changing trends. Game-changers occur when people are doing things (working, playing, living) differently than they used just a few years ago. This year, we have four categories. Communication, Design, Collaboration and Distribution. Trends in Communication
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7 Signs Your Team is Functioning at Top Capacity

  • May 14, 2015
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By Diane Danielson
As COO of Sperry Van Ness International Corporation, my job is to make sure everyone in our company is working efficiently, effectively and creatively to exceed expectations and delight our franchisees. As businesses like ours expand around the globe, we’re all working longer hours and tackling more projects; yet sometimes the most productive thing a
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