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DEC 2017

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6 DECEMBER 2017 thE lEaDER Does uncertainty challenge our risk-mitigation mindset? We've witnessed significant and dramatic political and social changes throughout the world in recent years, even months. Do these changes, and perhaps our own feelings of uncertainty, leave us less capable of making the right decisions to effectively mitigate risk? Add this tool to your strategic-disposition toolbox IRS Section 170 (a.k.a., Bargain Sale), which allows for and defines how deductions for charitable gifts – including real estate – work, has been around for 100 years. While one important benefit is its charitable nature (supporting a worthy cause), Section 170 also has some important benefits for you, the giver. Outdoor element keeps a creative company … creative When a company's brand is built around creative and meaningful social expression, how does it appeal to the very talent that maintains that brand during an office makeover? American Greetings looked to the great outdoors to inspire its creative employees and provided an al fresco element to its new world headquarters space. Corporate real estate technology begs for a new business model With CRE technology, there will always be a market for customized integrated workplace-management systems and single-service-line ("point") solutions. A new business model for the next generation of technology, however, is needed for greater, much-needed new benefits. 46 Daniel (Dan) White, MCR Director, Global Real Estate & Facilities Steelcase DEPARTMENTS Leadership 2 Message from the Editor 7 Members on the Move 8 Association Roundup 8-9 Message from University Relations 10 Corporate Partner Profile 48 MCR Profile 52 A Look Ahead 58 Calendar of Events 58 50 53 49 SPONSORED FEATURES Cushman & Wakefield 26-27 Economic Development Directory 28-31

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