A CEO’s Guide to Winning at Negotiations

Successful business people handshaking closing a dealDid you think your last negotiation had a favorable outcome only to discover later you left money on the table? Here are some tips to follow to avoid this from happening again.   


Most business owners and CEOs are pretty good at negotiations – some better than others. Let’s face it, you wouldn’t be in your position if you weren’t fairly confident in your negotiating skills. But where most CEOs and business owners fail are negotiating a deal that doesn’t benefit their overall business strategy and leaves money on the table.

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10 Things Your Project Manager Should Be Doing For You

PM_Blog4_1200x627So, you’ve hired a third-party project manager to help with your next construction project, now what?


Owners have tremendous pressure to deliver the most effective and efficient facilities on-time and on-budget. Projects have substantial undertakings (added scope & cost, cost overruns, delays, unforeseen issues, etc.) that can quickly overwhelm even the most experienced and knowledgeable Owner.


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What You Need to Know About Commercial Real Estate Leases

iStock-910343574Take the stress and complexity out of your commercial real estate lease by learning what every CEO and business owner should know.  


Commercial real estate leases are as complex as the businesses that sign them. Every business is unique in different ways: type, how it operates, culture, and growth and revenue goals. Additionally, leasing is getting more complex as many companies, including tech companies, require special and complex communication and security hardware and systems. CEOs and business owners have a lot to consider before signing a lease, since it is one of the biggest and longest commitments made in business. It can be overwhelming to even the most experienced business owner.  

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Easy and Effective Goal-setting for Business Success

Reaching Business GoalsLooking for a better goal-setting strategy and follow-through discipline so you can grow your business and succeed? Objective and Key Results (OKR) are designed to help you.  


At Verity, we align commercial real estate with the strategy and goals of our client’s business. However, sometimes, our clients haven’t defined their business goals and strategies in a measurable way. Since entrepreneurs already have so many things on their plates, it can be hard to find the time to do this—but it is crucial to a business’ success. The Objective and Key Result (OKR) process is an easy and effective method to help you identify the most important goals and how to achieve them.  


Read on to learn more about OKRs, the benefits of using them, and common mistakes.  

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Surprising Traits of Successful CEOs


CEOs have stressful jobs. Find out the surprising common traits that make them so successful under pressure.


A recent study of more than 2,000 CEOs in all major industries showed that real-life leaders aren’t necessarily like the Hollywood portrayal. All CEOs, even the most revered, are imperfect; they make mistakes and fail. What sets great CEOs apart is that they learn from those failures and use them as an opportunity to improve process, communication, and decision-making.

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