KimbleCo has received numerous recognitions in 2018, including Top Women in Finance and Women Who Lead. Read on to learn about the women of KimbleCo and the recognition received for their commercial real estate know-how.
Today’s workplace is changing to meet the needs of today’s workforce. No longer is there a one-size-fits-all mentality to the workplace. The traditional nine-to-five, cubicles-under-fluorescent-lights culture has become a thing of the past. Employees are seeking out a personal work experience that meets their individual needs in terms of health, wellness and productivity. A 2017 study by Sodexo found that 67% of knowledge workers left their previous workplace because it was not optimized for them.
A tenant’s search for the ideal space can be vastly overwhelming. Never mind the fact that there are countless buildings to choose from and what feels like an infinite number of terms for each potential lease, add to that the necessity of evaluating the company’s needs - both current and future - in order to determine the ideal space and one can imagine the stress one might experience throughout this daunting journey.
What is Excellence?
Wikipedia defines excellence as “a talent or quality which is unusually good and so surpasses ordinary standards.” When individuals or businesses operate from a place of excellence, you can’t help but notice them because they stand head and shoulders above the crowd. While people possess many inherent qualities, excellence is something deliberately cultivated one day at a time through hard, wise, smart work. It is a journey as opposed to a destination and requires both an attitude of humility and a mentality of growth.
A company’s core values define who they are; express the foundation of its essence. KimbleCo is implementing the Entrepreneurial Operating System, (“EOS”). EOS says, “core values define your culture and who you truly are as people.” As a full service commercial real estate firm KimbleCo facilitates every interaction and transaction from a place that aligns with each one of our core values: Integrity, Excellence, Transparency & Communication and Giving Back. Today we are focusing on Giving Back and why it is important to us. An interesting quote to consider from our industry...
“Essentially being for-profit creates opportunity for doing greater good. And financial success as a for-profit with a social conscious carries greater credibility with your peers, potentially influencing actions of other businesses.” Brian Walker, Herman Miller
If there is one word for the current state of commercial real estate in Minnesota it’s hot. According to a recent outlook survey by the Urban Land Institute and the PricewaterhouseCoopers accounting firms as published in the annual Emerging Trends in Real Estate report, the Twin Cities metro area currently ranks No. 1 in the Midwest commercial real estate market with the best outlook heading in to 2018. This survey takes into consideration multi-family housing, office, industrial and retail buildings.
You own a business or you are the decision maker for a business and are under pressure to save money. Your company’s biggest cost is labor and you know the minute you go to cut costs in that area, you are making headlines you don’t want to make. How do you cut costs and come out ahead? You look to your second (or maybe third) largest business expense – your real estate.
Coworking has moved from the coasts to the Twin Cities and is in full swing. From local to national operators and from single site to multi-site the move to coworking continues. Coworking is collaborative workspace that provides both open and dedicated space along with amenities such as conference rooms, mail services, networking opportunities and, most often, really good (and free!) coffee to its members.
Commercial real estate has plenty of changes to keep an eye on in the new year. From investments to lending to how spaces and places will actually be used, 2017 promises to be a year of sweeping high-level change as well as continued cultural, technological, and lifestyle shifts. This year Kimble Consulting is making predictions on collaborative spaces, built-in well-being, and how developments are re-imagining their environmental footprint through new parking plans.
Collaboration is at the core of my work. It is the essence that makes a good project even better. As a real estate developer and as a consultant collaboration is a must, ensuring we grow an idea together, and that we shape a project through an interdisciplinary approach. It takes persistence and stamina and a genuine passion to bring people and resources together; to harness the benefits of collaboration that create excellence and take a project from good to great.