Why we do what we do at ICR

It certainly doesn’t seem like it’s been 3 ½ years since our current ownership group purchased the company. A great deal has happened. The growth and success we’ve experienced over that period of time is because of the great people we work with.

When we began this process we spent a lot of time thinking about: Why we do what we do?

The purpose of this story is to answer that question.

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Key benefits of engaging full service Commercial Real Estate firm

A client will only benefit from a company that offers a full suite of services when each department provides an exceptional level of service.

I value a place of business that can offer me that exceptional one-stop shopping experience. I believe we at ICR have that to offer.

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Trust: a true measure of integrity

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We have just completed a series of meetings which focussed on the review of our corporate vision and mission statements. One of the elements discussed which is absolutely central to our company vision is trust.

It is irrelevant how good we say, or believe we are, without a high level of trust embedded within our culture as well as the trust of our clients we simply cannot achieve our corporate mission(s).

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ICR expands international services with JLL strategic partnership

jllMy business philosophy since entering the real estate industry has been to know my competitors well and be sure I am working within the best organization.

It must be an organization that will allow me to provide a high level of service to my clients and provide a culture for me to thrive as a Broker. In keeping with that philosophy, we have recently announced a strategic partnership with one of the world’s largest commercial real estate brokers.

Who is JLL and why the change?

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Hello, I am… Accountable

accountability-businessAccountability is defined as the fact or condition of being accountable; therefore, responsible. I think it’s a word that is thrown around without much consideration for the consequence of the potential expectation created.

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How has the Employee Ownership Purchase Model worked for ICR?

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In an earlier, January 2015 blog post  I discussed the Employee Purchase of ICR. Nineteen months have passed since that announcement; let’s try and take an objective look at the pros and cons of this method of selling a business.

I believe in both our personal and work lives, where change is involved, it is beneficial to stop and take note of what worked, and what kind of challenges we encountered along the way.

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ICR brokerage launches new in-house education program

business-presentation-audienceThe commercial real estate industry has traditionally trained new sales and leasing agents through mentorship programs. That has been the case at ICR Commercial Real Estate. On average it will take four years for a new agent to develop a comprehensive set of skills.

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How to create drone video that gets attention

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When I started in the real estate industry, a single exterior photo was the standard for use on listing information packages. As a matter of fact, back then the use of black and white pictures was not uncommon.  Within a few years many brokers started using wide angle lens to produce multiple interior and exterior photos.

As the internet evolved, we saw change in almost every area of our commercial real estate industry. The ability to seamlessly post a high quality video link to websites, email blasts and promote them through social media has resulted in much higher market penetration for our listings. Drone technology has now thrust us into the next generation of high definition video.

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What does a YXE “No Door” C.R.E. policy mean to you

cooperative-entrepreneursIn short, it means that you are being represented by a commercial real estate brokerage made up of a team that trusts each other.  Some believe a team is a group of people who simply work together. Unless trust is present within that group, you do not have a team. Let me explain what is meant by “no door” policy.

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