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Michael P. Owens

Michael P. Owens is Co-Founder + Managing Partner of influence group, a leading producer of content and events in real estate, design, construction and technology.
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High Point University President Understands the Importance of Facilities

When Nido Qubein joined High Point University as their seventh President in January of 2005 the school had approximately 1,400 students on a 92-acre campus and ranked 17th among other small Southern universities on U.S. News & World Report’s...

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Our Most Popular Articles of 2018

What a year it has been! As we look back on 2018, it’s interesting to see what stories got the most attention on the HEFF blog.

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University Facilities Leaders Share How They Recruit Talent

As 10,000 Baby Boomers retire every day, a pronounced talent gap spells trouble for the facilities field. While this cohort is saying “Adios” to 9-5’s in droves, the Millennials aren’t exactly knocking down the door to replace them; in fact, a...

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How to Cope With the Candor of Gen Xers & Harness the Power of Millennials

As retirement gets pushed back and Millennials enter the workforce by the millions, thousands of offices have an unprecedented age range of staff struggling to communicate effectively. And while a lot has been written about Millennials in the...

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Inside 2 of the Nation's Most Complex Stadium Projects - ASU and Notre Dame

If you viewed a structure for the first time—with little or no background knowledge—would you be able to guess its age, function and pain points? For many adults, determining age and function might seem fairly simple. But for experienced...

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The State of Facilities in Higher Education

At this year's Higher Ed Facilities Forum in San Antonio, participants had the opportunity to attend an engaging and fascinating panel discussion titled "The Changing Landscape of Higher Ed Facilities".

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