Average Rent up by 8.5% in a Year

HomeLet’s latest rental price index has revealed that although the UK market is slowing down, it has still recorded an average annual rise of 8.5%. Read More »

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Did You Say Something?

Emails, text messages, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, Pinterest… the list goes on and on. We have so many tools at our finger tips to communicate ideas it can become overwhelming. Despite all of these tools to help us stay in touch, share ideas, and engage in discussions, I often feel like we have lost our way. I am definitely including myself in this one. With business travel, tight deadlines, and work to be done, it is often easier to fire off a quick email about a key topic, skim someone’s write up about a meeting I missed, or attend a meeting over the phone all the while typing away on an email related to another subject. Read More »

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Tenants with Dogs

It might seem a small detail when you place a new work order, but the words “bringing a dog” can have an enormous impact on the success of a home search, particularly in London.

The number of apartments in London whose head-leases allow pets is relatively small, and there are often large price premiums on deposits to secure them. Read More »

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Working in a Multigenerational Workplace

As part of our development offerings, Dwellworks conducts monthly leadership trainings led by our senior management team for associates in a Team Lead or Director role. The sessions cover a variety of leadership topics including coaching, motivation, organization, delegation, and overall team morale. Learn more about this month’s topic, “Working in a Multigenerational Workplace.”  Read More »

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Optimizing Global Work Teams via Cultural Training

The requirements of daily business are always challenging, and even more so for global teams. Dean Foster provides critical insights on the “best practices” for managing cultural differences inherent in today’s global team environment, in Bloomberg’s article, “Optimizing Global Teams Through Cultural Training”.

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Customer Service Appreciation Week

CLE Superhero Photo ShootThe Destination Services teams in Detroit and Cleveland participated in Customer Service Week 2015 with a brave new twist! The theme this year was “Everyday Heroes” and the offices took part in several fun and informative activities intended to recognize and thank teammates and DSCs for their great customer service. Read More »

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Fall in Ottawa

OttawaAlthough the warm embrace of summer has given way to the crisp autumn air, there are numerous activities and events during the fall in Ottawa, no matter where your interests lie! Read More »

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Dwellworks Network Roundtable

The week of the Worldwide ERC Conference is always very busy, but we always make it a point to meet with members of our supplier network when we are in their city. This year’s conference was in Boston so we had the opportunity to meet with 20 of our supplier network partners which included Appraisers, Destination Service Consultants, Property Management Field Agents, and Intercultural Trainers. Read More »

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Cultural Closets: Appropriate or Appropriation?

Intercultural

Okay for Benin, not for Brooklyn

My greatest souvenirs from my travels, besides the memories of riding elephants and petting rescued lions, are showcased in my closet. I wouldn’t call myself a fashionista, but I boast myself as an original porter of garments and jewels that I have collected throughout my world travels. Read More »

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Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Regulations Confirmed

Regulations were passed this autumn requiring all landlords in England, or agents acting on their behalf, to install smoke alarms on each floor of their properties and fit carbon monoxide alarms in rooms with a solid fuel appliance (including wood burners and open fires) by 1 October 2015. Read More »

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