Commercial Real Estate and PORN!

Commercial Real estate and Porn

Are You Addicted?

Sooooo I’m sitting in San Francisco having a nice organic free range gluten free wholesome no cage free something lunch with two very nice professional ladies when they bring up the subject of PORN. Yea that’s what I said, “say what”? Let me clarify. Office porn. Yes, there is such a thing.

The interesting part of the conversation is that generally, most people will freely admit to looking at office porn. The ladies like it!

Yes there is a site for office porn ( please do not Google it.) Lord only knows what will come up. It is called www.officesnapshots.com  Go ahead take a look nobody’s watching.

So why office porn?

You’re sitting there in your little cubicle with a gunmetal finish and glaring computer screen staring back at your face, and you want to dream…so you click.

There it is all colorful and open. Cool ambient lighting and it even has a slide that lets you whisk down the stairs like a big kid.

So you think “what in the hell am I doing in this 5 x 10 mouse cage?” Look at how the other humans are living.

Who designed this parking garage with windows? Does someone not think beyond the minimum allowable space and maximum allowable profit per square foot?

Oh wow as I am writing this an Amish couple just walked buy. I feel dirty. Wait, maybe it’s the yoga pants and boots fashion thing the ladies have going on.

Can office porn be good for you?

Alright, all the fun and kidding aside (yoga pants) there may a perfectly good reason to embrace office porn. It will help you make money.

Here is how.

You can share it with the world. Or more precisely your client’s potential clients and your target market.

Do it with the visual. Pictures and Video.

Find a great not a good photographer/videographer and shoot the most amazing visuals you can.

Find an architect and a designer and partner with them to create a site. Say www. atlantaofficedesign.com and post all the amazing visuals on it

Create an OPINION and comment about the amazing spaces. Who did it? What were they thinking? What materials did they use? How the people who work there use it.

Get the architect and designer to comment also.

BTW it can be any office. Just call and ask. Tell them you are featuring the most tricked-out spaces in your market. I am sure they are very proud of it and would be thrilled to show it off.

I see this trend more and more.

And this makes me money how?

Simple. You are facing the consumer.

You are showing what there is in your market.

You are creating an opinion about that market.

You are showing the market your expertise.

You are using a visual medium in a way your competitors are not.

You are helping create the market……….Using Office Porn.

Your thoughts and(clean)examples are always appreciated.


 

 

Photo Credit:http://www.flickr.com/photos/macwagen/

 

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