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What are some common misconceptions of smart grid technology?
It's not so much misconception as no conception. More
- Don Schjeldahl, Founder, Don Schjeldahl Group
Is it more expensive for a company to locate in an ecodistrict? Do the cost savings outweigh the expense of locating there?
The common thinking is that in the case of a fuller ecodistrict, the financial benefits and increased awareness within the community would provide a return well beyond any initial investment in locating there. More
- Tom Breunig, Director of Marketing and Communications, Earth Advantage Institute
Which industries are most susceptible to the risk of unionization?
The most susceptible industries are those with relatively low-skilled employees. More
- Lane W. Imberman, Imberman and DeForest, Inc.
What precedent do state government measures against unions, as seen in Wisconsin, set with respect to the private sector?
State actions have certainly brought the idea of unionization to the forefront in public discussion. More
- Lane W. Imberman, Imberman and DeForest, Inc.
While Craig Becker has received an interim appointment, is there any indication whether it could become permanent?
President Obama renominated Becker to the NLRB again this spring for a regular, five-year term. More
- Lane W. Imberman, Imberman and DeForest, Inc.
What types of companies are best suited to modular data centers? When should they choose this option?
I believe modular data center design concepts can really be used in all data centers for all types of companies. More
- Shawn T. Reichart, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Principal, RTKL & Associates
Are any states initiating new or expanded incentive programs? If so, which ones?
Many states have been aggressive. More
- Dan Megathlin, Director, Crowe Horwath
How is state-level budget uncertainty regarding taxes affecting site selection?
Site selection by businesses looking to relocate or start a new operation has been impacted by those states that have higher tax burdens as compared to their competitors. More
- Dan Megathlin, Director, Crowe Horwath
How will CRE expansion in emerging markets affect site selection in the United States?
As companies re-balance the real estate portfolio to support increasing levels of business activity in emerging markets, the increased presence will require an adoption of new strategies for evaluating and acquiring sites. More
- Stuart Hicks, President, Strategic Clients and Chairman of Jones Lang LaSalle’s Global Corporate Solutions Board, Jones Lang LaSalle
As economic recovery progresses, will pressure from executive leadership lessen on CRE teams? How will this affect the market?
Margin creation/preservation and the search for opportunities to create shareholder value is a theme we expect to remain constant looking forward through periods of contraction and expansion. More
- Stuart Hicks, President, Strategic Clients and Chairman of Jones Lang LaSalle’s Global Corporate Solutions Board, Jones Lang LaSalle
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