This month’s Office Insider discusses technologies like blockchain and cryptocurrencies, and their role in the commercial real estate space.
Meet our brokers Attention to detail, kind-heartedness, and persistency lead to success. My tenacity and my willingness to keep learning and improving enhance my value. What do you think has led to your success in this traditionally male dominated industry? WC: I would like to define ‘male dominated’ as the number of male brokers being significantly higher than the number of female brokers; and I would like to trust that this occurrence, to some extent, can be explained by the nature of an office leasing agent. It is physically demanding and requires frequent on-site and construction site visits; a tight work schedule, intense competition, and focused revenue targets also make it mentally very demanding. Women might tend to pick a job that is more stable in terms of working hours and income, especially when we have children at home. Although the job nature doesn’t seem very welcoming to women, some female characteristics such as attention to detail, kind-heartedness, and persistency can lead to success in this client focused industry. I do believe that my tenacity and my willingness to keep learning and improving has enhanced my value and competitiveness. What is the biggest challenges of being a broker and a mom? How do you keep a work life balance? WC: The greatest challenge is to fulfil one role without sacrificing on the other. As a new mom, I’m trying my best to satisfy my baby’s needs while maintaining a healthy working life. Clashes sometimes happen between the two, since I have more tasks to take care of in the same amount of time. But I am grateful to have an understanding and supportive team, boss, and family that allow me to find that balance. I’m still trying to identify the fine line between being a good mom and being a good co-worker. However, better planning, time management, and teamwork will certainly enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of my role and allow me to have more time with my baby. WANG CHEUNG Senior Associate Director, Office Services Tel +852 2822 0757 firstname.lastname@example.org Page 10 | Colliers International | Office Insider | February 2018
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