Paper Versus Plastic
We all commonly are asked if we want plastic or paper bags at the grocery store checkout counter. I am not sure how many customers think about the benefit of picking paper, but environmentalists sure do.
Why am I inspired to pose this question when we are about ready to use tons of plastic bags, plastic wraps, plastic water bottles and the like as we travel and celebrate Thanksgiving? Well, I am in San Francisco and last evening I stopped by a drug store for some “stuff” and at the checkout the young lady asked if I want a bag. Well, instead of the pretty blue plastic version, I was handed a nice brown paper bag with REUSEABLE / RECYCLABLE imprinted on both sides. The ultra-progressive and environmentally conscious San Francisco City Council has apparently mandated plastic bags off the checkout line!
Plastic bottles are sure to follow. 1,500 plastic bottles of water are consumed every second in the USA, and out of the 50 billion bottles of water being bought each year, 80% end up in a landfill, even though recycling programs exist. 17 million barrels of oil are used in producing bottled water each year, and bottled water costs 1,000 times more than tap water and drinking 2 litres of tap water a day only costs 50 cents per year.
The bad news goes on and on, so next time I visit this great city I’ll expect to find a jug of water in my room, and good old glass on the shelves for those who still need to hydrate on the run. San Francisco sure gets credit for being environmentally conscious, but it’s also a city of pain for those who want to develop a building.
JONES LANG LASALLE
(WASHINGTON, DC) Responsibilities include assisting senior members of ICG Americas team to develop/maintain US Inter-Regional Investor database; work with Capital Markets teams in Europe and Asia Pacific to create and update investment profiles for US instructional investors from the US targeting investment outside of the region; organize and host investor conference calls; support the National Investor Accounts Team; work closely with JLL support groups to deliver first in class products; create and deliver monthly and quarterly investor suite growth metrics; work with business leaders and broker teams to position client analytics to contribute to the business development efforts; and develop and prepare company reports, quarterly newsletters, marketing collateral and other special projects.
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, MERCED
(MERCED, CA) The Assistant Vice Chancellor, Real Estate Services/Chief Real Estate Development Officer will serve as the lead business official for all real estate transactions entered into by the Merced campus and manage the Real Estate Services Group. The Real Estate Services Group supports several campus permanent committees, including the Campus Physical Planning Committee and the Campus Space Advisory Committee. Position will be responsible for all campus real estate development and transaction support services and will administer the acquisition and disposition of real property, manage the development of new campus buildings through public/private partnerships, and provide asset management services for all leased space.
THE TOWNSEND GROUP
(CLEVELAND, OH) Position will oversee Special Situations funds’ portfolio investments, ensuring that implementation of business plan at each asset is consistent with approved plans; provide status updates to internal management and clients; identify risks and challenges that can impact investment performance; review annual business plans, debt proposals, capital projects, and various other proposals/agreements, making recommendations as appropriate; and manage asset/investment structures, including tax efficient implementation for international, REIT and other structured investments.
USAA REAL ESTATE COMPANY
(SAN ANTONIO, TX) Duties include providing analytical and technical support to the Global Investor Group for investor reporting, to include tracking investor equity investment balances in comparison to investor commitments and developing and distributing of quarterly investor reports; assisting in the process of calling capital from investors, including gathering data from various departments as well as calculating and drafting notices and supporting documentation for investors; supporting the development of investment briefs regarding alliances with new investors via separate accounts or funds; assuming responsibility for periodic updates of presentations that highlight the status of each fund and separate account; and completing surveys from various real estate publications regarding investor fundraising and investment trends.
CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD
(MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA) Position will manage, in conjunction with the representatives of each Service line provided to Client, the following general account functions; quality control, training and on-time delivery of all activities; integrating processes across services according to Client protocols; sourcing, adopting, and implementing best practices; consolidating and tracking all account activities; monitoring Client satisfaction reports and performance metrics; sourcing and presenting solutions for dispute resolution, as applicable; building and maintaining client relationships; and creating and delivering executive level presentations.
(MADISON, NJ) The Risk Manager, Real Estate Investors will be responsible for assisting the business in developing and maintaining an effective and efficient risk management program and fostering an intelligent risk taking culture. The role provides guidance, and assistance to businesses in managing operational risks in accordance with the Company’s Operational Risk Management framework. This includes ensuring that operational risks are properly identified, assessed, monitored, controlled and reported.
(NEW YORK, NY) Position will partner with Market and LOB leadership in a defined region to develop and implement strategic priorities for operations; assume responsibility for directing all business operations, office services and client support services activities, in alignment with local business strategy; driving operational excellence, efficiency and collaboration by allocating resources to the most productive uses; monitor staffing levels, structure, workflow and competencies to effectively support the business; partner closely with leaders in Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal, Research and Marketing to integrate operational support for all shared services; and ensure achievement of operating plan in partnership with Finance.
NEWMARK GRUBB KNIGHT FRANK
(COLORADO SPRINGS, CO) Position will provide administrative and technical direction for the operation and maintenance of the building; and manage the building engineering staff in conjunction with the Property Manager; implement and track company policies and procedures to maintain the asset at the highest level. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Five years supervisory experience at a 24/7 critical facility/data center also required.
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