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The New Office Space

Over the next 10 years, the office environment is going to see big changes through the heavy influence of the Generation Y workforce. B According to CNN, those born between 1979 and 1997 (Generation Y) will make up approximately 50% of the employee base, and the baby boomer population (born between 1946 and 1964) will be only 25% of the workforce by the end of the decade. B Currently, those percentages are reversed.

But how does this massive shift impact the office space? B There are a number of generational differences that separate these two groups on how they feel an office environment should operate, and a few of these are outlined below:

  • Generation Y prefers an engaging work environment that is more of an activity versus just a place that you spend your time from 9 to 5. B Studies show that baby boomers value quality meetings rooms and a more structured environment.
  • Baby boomers feel that the most productive way to get things done is through formal face-to-face meetings, while Generation Y members rely on technology interaction for quick and casual meetings.
  • Generation Y like a comfortable work environment with a residential feel as they often blend their work lives with their personal lives. B Baby boomers tend to separate work from their personal lives and therefore value function and efficiency in a workspace.
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Like Our Morris Southeast Group Page on Facebook

Have you taken the time to check out our Facebook page recently? If you enjoy the blog posts that we offer with excellent new updates about what is going on at Morris Southeast Group, workplace trends in the southeastern United States, and more things that you need to know to stay current on local commercial real estate, then you will love connecting with us by becoming one of our fans on Facebook. Youbll be one of the first to catch our blog posts because we make sure that we keep our Facebook page connected and current.

Donbt be bashful, either. Start up a conversation! Ask us a question! We love to get the chance to interact with our followers and would be more than happy to start covering issues that have been inquired about by you. You just have to let us know.

We look forward to connecting further with you in the future. As always, donbt hesitate to pick up the phone and give us a call if you have any questions.

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Shared Workspaces are the New Craze for Techie Start Ups

There is something to be said about being able to collaborate with a large number of people in different kinds of company. Whether you are creative or technically minded, you can benefit by being able to turn to the person a few desks down and chat. That is part of the appeal of shared workspaces and part of why they are starting to gain popularity in many large cities.

Start up technology companies are one of the leaders in this kind of approach. The building comes complete with internet access and furniture and the company or the worker only has to pay for rent based on how much space they require which ranges from a pick-a-seat desk to having an office to yourself.

This is great for companies who donbt have a lot of investors while they are trying to get up off the ground. If you have a large number of employees or you are protective of company secrets, there are still plenty of commercial real estate options available to you. Give us a call at Morris Southeast and webll be happy to tell you about some of the locations that we have available!

Source: Canbt Afford an Office? Rent a Desk for $275
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Attend the 2012 Business Growth Expo in South Florida

One way to improve the economy is to offer more jobs, but business growth is needed before you can bring on more personnel. How can you do that right now without bring in more business which might overtax your current personnel? Itbs a complicated issue and one way to remedy it is to attend the 2012 Business Growth EXPO being hosted by the South Florida Business Journal.

Admission is only $10 (or $15 at the door) and it is taking place at the Signature Grand on State Road 84 in Davie. Plan to attend on Wednesday, November 7th and listen to, learn from, and connect with business professionals and exhibitors who might be able to help you elevate your business up to the level you need to be at in order to compete in the current economy.

If youbre already growing, or youbre about to grow, donbt forget the need for space! As the economy picks up, you may determine that you need more room to accommodate your growing business. It that becomes the case, call us soon at Morris Southeast Group.

Source & Photo Credit: 2012 South Florida Business Growth Expo

Morris Southeast is Awarded a Property Management Contract

At the beginning of the month, Morris Southeast Group/CORFAC International was awarded the contract for Property Management at Sunrise, Floridabs Sawgrass Business Plaza. The business park has 90% occupation in the 60,000 square foot office space. It includes three single-story businesses and is located near I-595 and the IKEA on Sawgrass Expressway.

Lois Paskow will be the new manager of the property working with Sawgrass Business Plaza, LLC and has been managing leases there since 2006. Only six miles from Ft. Lauderdale and with an excellent staff in place, we believe that this change will be positive both for the business park and for Morris Southeast Group.

Are you looking for office space in this area? This is an excellent opportunity to get in on a great business community with a highly accessible location. Call us today, if you are interested, at (866) 930-1426. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Source: Morris Southeast Group/CORFAC International Awarded Property Management Contract at Sawgrass Business Plaza in Sunrise Florida
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5 Reasons to Keep Your Employees Happy in the Southeast

bSeventy-five percent of job successes are predicted by your optimism levels, your social support, and your ability to see stress as a challenge instead of a threat.b bShawn Achor

Most companies work with the expectation that better work creates success which will make the workers happier. However, brains work better with less stress. In fact, happy workers have these advantages:

  • They are better at securing and keeping jobs.
  • They have a higher level of productivity.
  • They are more resilient and less likely to burn out.
  • There will be less turn over in the company.
  • Your business is more likely to see an increase in sales.

Increasing an atmosphere of positivity will make workers not only more optimistic but they will also be more receptive to learning new things that they need on the job and create better focus. For more information on this, check out Shawn Achor on TED Talk.

One way to improve the atmosphere in your company is to move to a better location. If youbre starting to outgrow your current location and want to see some of the excellent real estate opportunities in the southern Florida area, call Morris Southeast Group today!

Source: Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work
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Let Morris Southeast Help You When It is Time to Invest

There are some things that are easier when you contact an expert to get involved and help you navigate through to get the best, most beneficial outcome for you as an individual. Thatbs what Morris Southeast Group excels at. Webre a trusted source in investment sales, so if you have been trying to determine the best place and time to invest then you have come to the right place. Our professionals will work closely with investors and a real estate investment, look over the real estate portfolio, and come up with a strategy to either acquire or sell property assets through market research and analysis.

Our specialty is helping you buy or sell commercial real estate in the Southeast United States. Our sells will achieve high returns through use of extensive marketing programs, following the market trends, and paying close attention to our clientbs needs. If you like what you have read so far, give us a call at Morris Southeast Group today and let us show you what we can achieve for you!

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Miami-Dade Public Schools Put Their Best in the Workforce

Students are the work force of the future. In the Miami-Dade Public Schools system, they have an Honors Executive Internship Program which pairs hundreds of bright high school students with local businesses for internships that result in a grade and extra credit. One student involved is 16 year old Leonardo who wants to eventually study neuroscience and work to find a way to prevent Alzheimerbs disease. He has been working with the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine over the summer.

Interns provide businesses with fresh, young ideas while preparing the workforce of the future with the opportunity to receive hands-on-experience in what they want to do for the rest of their lives before they start college. We think this is an example of how local businesses can make a positive impact in their communities. If you want to learn more about this program, contact Caridad DePaola at (305) 995-7087.

Source: Internships pave the way to career paths
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