On March 7th, the CARW NextGen class welcomed a dynamic and diverse panel of Commercial Real Estate Architects. Big thanks to Michael Brush (Plunkett Raysich Architects, LLP), Rich Pipek (in. studio architecture), Tom Stacey (EUA). The panel was moderated by Holly Hawkins (Tri-North Builders, Inc.). They shared with the NextGen group secrets to their success, challenges they faced throughout their career and information about how they see commercial real estate evolving with the introduction of technology. A few memorable take-aways from our NextGen Class included:
- “Staying on top of industry forecasting is a great way to set yourself apart from competition. Technology is a force that should be explored in all facets.”
- “Don’t undersell improvement costs. Identify the cost, time, quality requirements for a project on the front end.”
- “This month the architects gave valuable insight on the process, and how to deliver information to the clients on a more realistic basis.”
Each month, the NextGen group will gather to hear from a panel representing a variety of disciplines. In April, the group will be joined by Engineers.