Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Commercial Real Estate Revolution

Last night Bill Black, co-author of The Commercial Real Estate Revolution, offered up a humorous and convincing case for shifting the way we design and build buildings.

The book was the outcome of Mindshift, a consortium of progressively-minded corporate real estate interests that are studying how corporate facilities are currently being designed and built. By proactively addressing the full life cycle of a project, Mindshift seeks business cases for sustainability that result in lower costs, better ROI and higher quality working environments for clients.
He suggests a new paradigm in building and design where quality and performance are the guiding principles.
The book is a must read for all of us in this industry. Much to think about.