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  • Let's think about it....
    on May 20, 2024

    Let's think about it.... – Orion Growth Right now. That’s when things happen. Every second, every minute, every hour of the day. For those of us who are blessed with thought-perspective, we can set time aside and dive into thoughtful […]

  • Ecological Economics
    on May 2, 2024

    Ecological Economics – Orion Growth It’s no coincidence the Orion Growth logo is a series of intertwined circles. Back in 2009 when we designed it - the purpose of the company was to break down the vertical silos of commercial real estate and […]

  • organization as organizing
    on April 23, 2024

    organization as organizing – Orion Growth In August of last year, I was given the opportunity to open a conference in San Francisco. We were on a biotech campus in Santa Clara and the theme was sustainability. To me, sustainability starts with […]

  • Beyond Sustainability - Part 2
    on April 16, 2024

    Beyond Sustainability - Part 2 – Orion Growth In part 1 of this 2-part series, we broke the word sustainability down into its parts. The word ‘sustain’ is a verb meaning to support, hold, or bear up from below. This is something we actively […]

  • Beyond Sustainability - Part I
    on April 5, 2024

    Beyond Sustainability - Part I – Orion Growth What if we were in business to be pro-planet? Imagine if we used ‘sustainable’ as a baseline rather than a goal. What if we applied this approach to agriculture, land management, and urban […]

  • AI Tokens?!
    on March 27, 2024

    AI Tokens?! – Orion Growth Boy, it’s exhausting in AI….and the vocabulary continues to deepen. Despite what you’re seeing on LinkedIn live feeds, CRE might not be the best place to seek SMEs on AI - especially ML/LLM’s/Tokenomics. Like […]

  • IT's complicated
    on March 19, 2024

    IT's complicated – Orion Growth Those who choose to practice technology and innovation see it. Advancements in chipsets and compute power will jettison us to next-level processing. The shift from central, to graphical has moved to neural. It […]

  • 1460 days ago...
    on March 12, 2024

    1460 days ago... – Orion Growth Do you remember where you were? I do. I had just gotten off the phone with a friend of mine who works for the CDC in Washington, DC. It was a Friday afternoon, after lunch. The exact time escapes me, yet I […]

  • Radical Transparency
    on March 5, 2024

    Radical Transparency – Orion Growth For organizations that can move to digital transformation, radical transparency will be among the first of the benefits. Things we couldn’t see or didn’t know will become evident. Most of this […]

  • Practice
    on February 28, 2024

    Practice – Orion Growth When we think about professions where individuals ‘practice’ their work, it generally refers to fields where continuous improvement, updating of skills, and adherence to evolving standards or knowledge are crucial. […]


01 Feb: Windows 11 review

Does it help reduce and unify? Like them or hate them, nobody understands workflow and custom user settings like Microsoft. …

27 May: People, Process, Place, Hybrid and a bunch of other really ‘right-now’ ramblings…

It’s been a while since I’ve written. The last 6 weeks in the US have been dizzying – especially after…

02 Nov: Winning Idea: Design Contest Update

We are happy to announce Orion’s design contest winner is Paula Wideman from paulaproduct.  Paula has won a complete home…

27 Oct: JLL: 3 Essential Truths Driving Workplace Change due to COVID-19 (Hint: PEOPLE FIRST)

JLL HR Leaders team up to share their perspectives on creating people-centric workplace of the future. At Orion Growth, we’ve…

22 Oct: Survey Report: Global Work From Home Experience

Isometrics and Global Workplace Analytics published their findings on WFH experience, benefits, and barriers to success. MAY 2020

22 Oct: Study: The Transformation of CRE in the Age of COVID-19

Explore how CRE LEADERS are planning for the future.

25 Sep: Finance + Sustainability = Future

As I continue to research the modern workplace, I can’t help but notice the seismic impact COVID has had on…

17 Sep: The Journey to Digital Maturity

Today is September 17, 2020.  For companies who mirror fiscal and calendar year, that means it is budget season.  Analytical…

24 Aug: Calling on Creatives.

Who is ready to get creative?  Over the past few months, I have been trying to figure out how to…

21 Aug: Up Around The Bend: What Could Be Next For Commercial Real Estate (podcast)

Dror Poleg, futurist & author of Rethinking Real Estate, joins Spencer Levy to share insights on the impact of innovation…

13 Aug: The Big Pause: The Rise of the Chief Workplace Officer

The dust is starting to settle.  Management has stabilized business units.  Relationships are proving to be invaluable.  Face to face…

28 Jul: The Big Shift – Virtual is Here to Stay

A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece about the Tools of The Trade.  In it, I explain computer/peripheral hardware…

08 Jun: Working: Less About More, More About Better.

Effective immediately, Friday is now ‘work-ON-home’ day at Orion Growth.  #FoundationFriday The Canadian government released a public service announcement back…

04 Jun: ASHRAE Position Document on Infectious Aerosols

EXECUTIVE SUMMARYWith infectious diseases transmitted through aerosols, HVAC systems can have a major effect on the transmission from the primary…

01 Jun: An Informed Tenant’s Market

I wrote a piece last week stating my opinion that, basically overnight, it became a tenant’s market.  Landlords are working…

22 May: Tools of the Trade

There’s little doubt in anyone’s mind that going back to work will look different for different organizations.  My son uses…

14 May: Return-To-Work Series: The Cost of Our Workplace

Getting a Handle on Total Cost of Occupancy & Other Lease Obligations. And just like that, it is a tenant’s…

09 May: Return-To-Work Series: Our Virtual Workplace

Of course, our virtual workplace is at the forefront of everybody’s mind, because just about everyone is working there right…

07 May: Chris and Jack discuss the Power of Design

I really enjoyed discussing the Power of Design with Jack Ossa.  Restoring the human connection is finally on the minds…

06 May: Return-To-Work Series: Our New Workplace

As a design professional, I am thankful for the opportunity to give you my input on how vital it is…

04 May: Return-To-Work Series: Introduction

I’ve had quite a few people reach out to discuss return-to-work programs in the middle of this COVID-19 pandemic. As…