Lots of people worry about the upcoming transition when the next generation takes over. Leaders with decades of experience in the real estate industry are stepping back or retiring: who will step up? The past few years have pretty good and many business want to expand: where to find qualified people at the more junior ranks? If real estate businesses cannot find qualified people then the people who live, work, shop, or play in those buildings will be unhappy.
I see this worry at an even younger level: university students who say they want to go into the industry. You know, the ones who can’t pay attention for longer than 30 seconds during class because they are so busy on Facebook and Youtube. The ones who can’t send an email without using obscure emojis and acronyms. In a few years, their distracted job applications will clutter the desks of HR professionals.
These might be serious issues but I see little real difference from 10 or 20 years ago. In my opinion, the solution is what it always has been: Continue reading