Change is the new reality

May 15, 2020

Change is hard Right now I’m sitting on a kitchen chair at a makeshift desk, listening to construction noises as the breeze makes my blinds bang against the window. It would have been hard to imagine this even six months ago. Prior to #COVID19, I went to work every day, hanging with a small but fun […]

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Workplace Modification and Crucial Conversations with your Landlord

May 3, 2020

The Pittsburgh Technology Council hosts “Business as Usual” addressing the topics that help inform, connect and help us all get back to business as usual. Kim Ford and Brandon Mendoza from NAIOP were guest speakers exploring COVID-19’s impact on the construction and real estate industries. The duo discussed: The need to make major workplace modifications […]

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Found Advisors Covid-19 Response

April 23, 2020

Our response to Covid-19. We know that the world is a crazy place right now. Our jobs, companies, co-workers, family celebrations – everything – up in the air, uncertain.

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Biophilic Design on a Budget: It’s Easy Being Green

July 23, 2019

What it means to be “biophilic” and why it should matter to you Biophilia is a fancy word to describe a love for nature and life. It was introduced to the mainstream in the 80’s. Scientists suggested that human beings have a genetic predisposition to seek out connections with the natural world. In other words, […]

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Growing Your Company with 4 Critical Ideas (Part II)

June 13, 2019

Last week, we discussed location requirements and questions when growing your company. Choosing a location is dependent on your company culture, who your employees are, in addition to who your clients are. It is also determined by where they live, and what they like to do. Once you’ve narrowed down your location, what’s next? Any […]

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4 Critical Ideas For Your Growing Company Part 1

June 11, 2019

Critical Ideas For Growing Your Company (Part I) Imagine with me for a moment… You’ve just started your own company. You have dreams of making the big time – hundreds of employees, unique office space, cool kids breaking down your door to work for you. In every way, it’s all about your growing company. Then […]

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Millennials and Gen-Z: Office Design that can Meet them in the Middle

June 4, 2019

The Multigenerational Workplace Challenge Millennials and Gen-X run most of today’s businesses. Now, these generational powerhouses are joined by Gen-Z, the youngest members of the workforce. Millennials and Gen-Z have some similar ideals and visions for the future. However, they have very different expectations when it comes to their workplace design. As technology advances at […]

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Questions to Ask When Rightsizing Your Office Space

May 28, 2019

Is it time for rightsizing? I’ve been thinking a lot about rightsizing lately. In just a few months, I will be turning (dare I say it out loud?) 57 years old. My children are grown and on their own. My husband and I both work full-time outside the home. In addition, my husband travels extensively […]

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Renewing your office lease on your own?

May 23, 2019

My Landlord is the Best! My Landlord is the best! Your Landlord may be the best. Many great Landlords exist in each and every market. I especially like those Landlords that give the cool gifts to their tenants every December. However, does it help when you’re renewing your office lease? A good friend once showed […]

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