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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, technology, design and construction.
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    Free eBook: The Changing Facilities Landscape - 2019 Year in Review

    The 2019 Higher Ed Facilities Forum brought together over 100 heads of facilities from the nation's top universities with the industry’s leading suppliers in Hollywood, FL for three days of knowledge exchange and quality networking.

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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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    In his former role at Rowan University, Donald Moore led the university through the largest and most sustained...

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