At the end of the movie Independence Day, all of the earthlings celebrate the salvation of earth from the terrors of a hostile and scientifically superior alien force. They are seen in all of their ethnicity, in their native dress – including Peruvian llamas and the Great Wall of China, staring at the sky and cheering in unison as all of the bad guys’ spacecraft come tumbling to earth. Oh, what a joyous moment! United we stand! Hip hip hooray!
Inevitably science fiction is futuristic in nature. Most of the movies conclude with a message of hope – a “better world”. It seems that we are addicted to this message of a “better world”. Governments and business insure their survival by selling a “better world”. Not surprisingly, many of our leaders have aligned themselves with Hollywood types, possibly seeking inspiration for future fantasies to motivate a receptive and ever hopeful population.
However, as we approach our future – leaving our past behind, many questions arise as to whether this is and will indeed be a better world.
Through the course of the last 75 years, our company has represented both government and large and small corporations in the acquisition and design of real estate facilities. During that time, we have experienced firsthand the changes that have occurred in government and corporate cultures and how these have manifested themselves in their facilities.
As an independent organization with over 100 years and 4 generations of real estate perspective from which to draw, we have also viewed how these changes have affected both our organization and those of our competitors.
It is our hope in providing this blog that we can offer insights or truths – and some fun – that will not only enhance our general welfare and culture but also can provide all readers an expanded perspective that will aid them as they navigate the course ahead.
We do not attempt to draw conclusions but believe that these truths will ultimately impact all of our futures.