Selfless Service Spotlight: Special Olympics Arizona

Special Olympics ArizonaTo help champion the concept of selfless service, Keyser is shining the spotlight on organizations who are committed to serving others. Today, we’d like to feature Special Olympics Arizona and how they are practicing selfless service through the work that they do.

For people with intellectual disabilities, Special Olympics is often the only place where they have an opportunity to participate in their communities and develop belief in themselves. For athletes, Special Olympics sports provide a gateway to empowerment, competence, acceptance and joy.

Here’s our interview with Chas Harvick, Board Officer and Treasurer of Special Olympics Arizona, on how their organization practices selfless service.

Selfless service is loosely defined as a service that is performed without any expectation of something in return. How does your organization selflessly serve others?

Special Olympics Arizona currently serves approximately 17,000 athletes with over 200 competitions throughout the year and has developed leading programs that provides inclusion for athletes at schools through Project Unify and health services for athletes through Healthy Athletes. In addition to the tremendous service Special Olympics’ provides for the athletes the staff, volunteers and supporters of Special Olympics receive so much more in return. A fun fact that many people are surprised to know is, more than half of adult Special Olympic athletes in the United States are employed, versus 10 percent of intellectually disabled persons who do not participate in Special Olympics.

Do you have a specific example or a story of selfless service that has happened at your organization?

In January 2011, I was asked to join the Fundraising and Development Committee of Special Olympics Arizona. I was aware of the organization but, didn’t fully appreciate the power of Special Olympics Arizona until researching the opportunity. My involvement with the organization has since snowballed to include being a member of the Special Olympics Advocacy Resource Council, accepting an invitation to be on the Board, and this year becoming a Board Officer as Treasurer.

Also in the past few months, I led the charge to develop an Emerging Leaders Council for Special Olympics Arizona. The Emerging Leaders Council are young professional community leaders throughout the Phoenix Metropolitan Area that formed a council to provide support, resources and connections to spread the mission and grow the programs of Special Olympics. We had our first Emerging Leaders Council meeting this week and I couldn’t be more excited about the talent and energy of the members of the Council – they are going to do great things for the organization and our community.

What are your organization’s values, and how does the idea of selfless service fit into those values?

I appreciate the opportunity to share a bit of my story with the Keyser team however, I struggled with the notion of selfless service as no matter how much I give to Special Olympics I feel I get so much more in return.

Is there anything else you’d like to share with the world about the idea of selfless service?

Once you get involved with Special Olympics Arizona the excitement, growth and day in and day out success stories make you want to do more to be part of the movement – it’s an awesome journey. To learn more about the organization and all the wonderful ways you can be part of the movement, visit their website at http://www.specialolympicsarizona.org/.

Keyser is a commercial real estate advisory firm that is transforming the business world through selfless service. Our goal is to prove once and for all that the most self-interested business strategy in the world is to be of selfless service to others. Contact us today to see how we can be of service to you.

Keyser Welcomes…

Keyser, an innovative commercial real estate advisory firm providing global real estate services to tenants of office, industrial, retail, healthcare, technology and educational space, announced that Jeffrey Houser, Cameron Quick and Ken Peterson have joined the growing firm.

Meet the newest Keyser members below.

Professional Expertise

Jeffrey Houser brings to Keyser a unique professional background including education management, not-for-profit management, financial advising, both within the US and abroad, general contracting and years as an Arizona real estate broker. Jeffrey is a dynamic and energetic individual who knows what it means to serve selflessly. He has a rock solid work ethic and a commitment to getting results.

Prior to joining Keyser, Jeffrey was the Vice President of Financial and Corporate Services at BASIS.ed, the nation’s premier education management company. It was there that Jeffrey had the opportunity to help start and lead two charter schools, BASIS Peoria and BASIS Phoenix. Later as Director of Finance, Jeffrey assisted in the company’s expansion initiatives, before moving into the role of VP.

Credentials

About Me & My Personal Commitment to Service

Why Keyser?


Professional Expertise

Ken will be working as a partner to Jeffrey Houser and Andy Mcmillan in the Education and Not-For-Profit Division. A recent graduate of ASU, Ken brings a diverse background that includes finance, business law and real estate. Ken’s strengths lie in his unique ability to provide research, analysis, and transaction management resulting in best-case scenarios for clients.

Credentials

About Me & My Personal Commitment to Service

Why Keyser?


Professional Expertise

Cameron’s passion to have a global impact on education was kindled in 2005, while teaching in orphanages in Tanzania. Since then, he received his Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, and taught for five years in the Phoenix Elementary School District. While teaching, Cameron was very involved in the district leadership team and mentored new and upcoming teachers. Prior to teaching, he earned his B.A. in Communication from ASU, and owned and operated his own business. Cameron has spent the last four years working for the Arizona Charter Schools Association, serving charter schools across the state with all their business needs. He created a statewide group purchasing organization, allowing charter schools across the state to access reduced costs on commonly purchased items. Cameron launched the Arizona CharterMarketPlace, allowing charter schools to search, find, and review all businesses working to support schools with products or services. Additionally, he created a position to proactively support all business leaders across the state, with any and all business and operations needs.

Credentials

About Me & My Personal Commitment to Service

Why Keyser?


About Keyser
Keyser is a best-in-class commercial real estate advisory firm that exclusively represents tenants and corporate space users. Services include Transaction Management, Project Management, Site Selection, Space Efficiency Planning, Capital Markets / Corporate Finance, Lease Portfolio Services, Strategic Advisory Services, Incentives Negotiation, and Subleases/Dispositions.

We Are Disruptive

We have 15 core operating principles that every member of Keyser is committed to living by.

We are consumed by the pursuit of personal and professional alignment to each of these principles; for we know that by doing so, we create extraordinary success for our clients and partners, and within our own lives.

This month’s featured operating principle fits in well with the release of our newly launched, first-of-its-kind commercial real estate iOS app: the Keyser Office Space Calculator. Learn more about the app at GlobeSt and download the app here.

We are disruptive

We are disruptive, we embrace change, and we are forward thinking in all that we do. We continuously explore and integrate new tools and innovations, with the goal of maximizing personal efficiency and providing best-in-class service to each and every client.

How are you practicing disruptive and embracing change? Leave a comment below!

Lyft Headquarters: An Inside Look At The Office

In this post, we help give entrepreneurs an idea of how to calculate office space by using the Keyser iPhone app to reverse engineer the Lyft Headquarters in San Francisco.

Lyft Walrus Mustache

Using information we gathered from a variety of articles about the Lyft headquarters, this post roughly breaks down their estimated square footage needs as it relates to their office space.

First, here’s a few pieces of information about Lyft that will help us estimate their office space needs.

Required working environments:
– 2 co-founders
– 350 employees across several departments ranging from information technology to support (San Francisco only).
– Room for pink mustaches

Lyft Headquarters San Francisco

Linkedin Employee Breakdown of Lyft:
– 608 employees (an October 2014 article from ReCode mentioned that there were 350 employees. Since many of the employees listed on Linkedin are drivers (and don’t need physical office space) we’ve taken ReCode’s Lyft employee estimates from just the San Francisco area. We’ve also created an “other” category for employees that are uncategorized).
– Information Technology = 44
– Engineering = 31
– Sales = 30
– Public Relations = 25
– Creative = 36
– Marketing = 22
– Human Resources = 47
– Other = 115 (the difference between the employee count and the ReCode estimate)

Lyft Headquarters  - SF

Culture:
In this Recode article, reporter Nellie Bowles describes Lyft as a “startup wonderland, with secret rooms and Nerf guns and lots of Lyft logos.”

Some things we take away from the Recode article:

– Want the office to feel like you’re entering a pink mustache
– Want the office to have an open working environment
– Want to fill the office with funky fun – the same experience as their riders have when using the service

Lyft Outdoors

Office Space Assumptions:

Lyft Executive OfficesHere’s where we’ll make some major assumptions for the sake of getting a rough square footage estimate from the iPhone app.

: Let’s assume the Lyft co-founders have the only C-Suite offices, and that the estimated 16 other Lyft VP’s enjoy Executive Sized offices.

: The engineers work collaboratively, so let’s assume 4 employees Lyft Large Officesfor every Large office space. 31 engineers with 4 team members per space would equal 8 large offices.

: Lyft has some very cool information technology and it’s competing against Uber and Silicon Valley to attract the right talent. Let’s assume Lyft offers IT people the enjoyment of the equivalent of a small office space (100 square feet). With 44 IT employees, we’ll allocate 44 “small offices” or 4,400 square feet of office space to Lyft Small Officesinformation technology.

: Let’s assume that each marketing and public relations employee needs a little privacy and quiet to do their job effectively. We’ll allocate a smaller, medium sized office space (in Lyft lingo, a smedium office) for the 22 marketing employees and 25 PR employees.

Smedium Office: Since Lyft has a funky, distinct look to it’s product experience and marketing, let’s assume the Creative team (36 employees total) have their own medium sized offices.

That’s about it for our office space assumptions. Let’s move on to our workstation assumptions based on the Lyft employee breakdown.

Lyft Office Space

Workstation Assumptions:

Lyft Support With our office space assumptions, we made rough square footage estimates based on the Lyft engineering, marketing, information technology, executive level, creative and public relations teams. This leaves us with the sales, human resources, and “other” departments to calculate office space requirements.

: Let’s assume that Sales is in a call center type of environment, and all 30 sales people have their own call center cube.
Lyft Medium Cubes
: Let’s assume that all 47 Human Resources professionals will occupy medium sized cubes (batting taxi unions can’t be easy).

: All “other” 97 employees will on average occupy large cube (73) and small cube (24) spaces. This estimate accounts for the “other” employees who may occupy a larger space, and those who may occupy a smaller space.

Stacy Speer Lyft

Conference + Training Room Calculation

Although the photos don’t show us, let’s assume Lyft has multiple conference rooms based on their employee size. Let’s assume that two of the conference rooms are “large” (Seats 16-20 people), two of them are “medium” (seats 8-10 people) and four of the conference rooms are “small” (seats 4-6). Let’s also assume that a training room exists at Lyft, and that it seats at least 50 people.

Lyft-Large-Conference-Room Lyft-Medium-Conference-Room Lyft-Small-Conference-Rooms

Reception Areas

Lyft Reception AreaYou can’t miss the pink mustached reception area that greet visitors. In looking at the diagrams within the Keyser app and comparing them to the Lyft pictures, we’ll allocate one large reception area for visitors.

Lyft Pink Mustache

Copy + Storage Rooms

Let’s assume one large copy room space for every 100 employees would equate to about 4 large copy rooms throughout the Lyft headquarters. Let’s also make general assumptions that the building has a few small storage closets and a standard file room.

Lyft Large Copy Room Lyft Small Storage Closet Lyft Storage Room

Employee Areas

As we can see from the photos, Lyft has some unique employee areas. A dining area with multiple large break room sized areas exists for employees to grab a bite to eat. Several wellness areas provide an escape for a possible nap. And, a Willy Wonka portrait hides a secret library…

Lyft Secret Library Willy Wonka Lyft Secret Library Lyft Coffee Bar Lyft Secret Library Lyft Wellness Areas Lyft Break Room

Server Rooms

Lyft-Large-Server-RoomLet’s allocate two large server rooms for the needs of Lyft employees.

Submit and Calculate Totals

Based on our office space assumptions and estimates, it’s time to submit and calculate the Lyft office space needs in terms of square footage. The Keyser iPhone app will automatically calculate hallways circulation square footage, as well as load factor, usable space and the total amount of rentable square feet. This calculation is especially useful to help narrow down your office space search.

Keyser-iPhone-App How big is the Lyft San Francisco Office

Without further ado, here is our reversed engineered calculation of the Lyft headquarters in San Francisco: 66,100 Square Feet.

[Photos By Lea Suzuki / The Chronicle + Nellie Bowles / Recode]
[Articles Referenced]: SF Gate; Recode;

Quickly calculate how much office space your company needs with Keyser’s 1st of its kind commercial real estate iPhone app.

Square Headquarters: A Look Inside The Office

In this post, we help give entrepreneurs an idea of how to calculate office space by using the Keyser iPhone app to reverse engineer the Square Headquarters in San Francisco.

Square Headquarters - San Francisco

Using information we gathered from a variety of articles about the Square headquarters, this post roughly breaks down their estimated square footage needs as it relates to their office space.

First, here’s a few pieces of information about Square that will help us estimate their office space needs.

Required working environments:
– 1 CEO (Jack Dorsey, Co-Founder of Square & Twitter)
– 889 employees across several departments ranging from information technology to product development (San Francisco only).

Square Office Space

Linkedin Employee Breakdown of Square:
– 889 employees (employees have mentioned on Quora that there were 250 employees in March 2012 and 600 employees in November 2013. Since the company is rapidly growing and there isn’t a recent employee count, we’ve taken Square’s Linkedin’s employee estimates from just the San Francisco area. We’ve also created an “other” category for employees that are uncategorized).
– Information Technology = 175
– Engineering = 84
– Sales = 64
– Product = 53
– Business Development = 33
– Creative = 33
– Operations = 25
– Human Resources = 23
– Other = 398 (the difference between the employee count and the Linkedin estimate)

Square Headquarters Square Footage

Culture:
In this Fast Company article, Chris Gorman, Square’s head of office experience made sure the space would allow actual employee interactions to occur.

“We were very inspired by city design and by cities in general—by areas where people cohabitate, come together, and share things in a quick and easy manner,” Gorman says. “We wanted to bring that same sensibility to the office.”

– Want the office to feel like a small city with intersections that cause people to interact in casual, unscheduled ways
– Want the office to have an open working environment
– Want the same variety of a city in the office – where employees walk, congregate, get coffee, relax and get stuff done.

Square Office Town Square

Office Space Assumptions:

Here’s where we’ll make some major assumptions for the sake of getting a rough square footage estimate from the iPhone app.

Square Executive Offices: Let’s assume co-founder + CEO Jack Dorsey has a large C-Suite office, and that the estimated 25 other VP or C-Level Square executives enjoy Executive Sized offices.

: The engineers and product teams work collaboratively, so let’s assume 4 employees for every Large office space. 84 engineers and 53 product development employees with 4 team members per space would equal 34 large offices.
Square Large Offices
: Square is built on it’s information technology and it’s competing against Google, Facebook and Silicon Valley to attract the right talent. Let’s assume Square offers IT people the enjoyment of the equivalent of a small office space (100 square feet). With 175 IT employees, we’ll allocate 175 “small offices” or 17,500 square feet of office space to information technology.

Square Small Offices: Let’s assume that each business development and operations employee needs a little privacy and quiet to do their job effectively. We’ll allocate standard office space for the 25 employees in operations and the 33 biz dev employees.

: Since Square has a beautiful, clean look to it’s product and marketing, let’s assume the Creative team (33 employees total) have their own medium sized offices.

That’s about it for our office space assumptions. Let’s move on to our workstation assumptions based on the Square employee breakdown.

Square C Suite Office Square Medium Offices Square Standard Offices

Total Office Space Square Footage: 46,558
Square San Francisco Office

Workstation Assumptions:

Square Small CubesWith our office space assumptions, we made rough square footage estimates based on the Square engineering, product, information technology, executive level, creative, operations and biz dev teams. This leaves us with the sales, human resources, and “other” departments to calculate office space requirements.

: Let’s assume that Sales needs privacy to conduct their calls, and all 64 sales people have their own small cube.
Square Medium Cubes
: Let’s assume that all 23 Human Resources professionals will occupy medium sized cubes.

: All “other” employees – minus the 25 executives we accounted for in the executive office spaces – will on average occupy large cube spaces. This estimate accounts for the “other” employees who may occupy a larger space, and those who may occupy a smaller space.
Square Large Cubes
That’s about it for our workstation and office space assumptions. Next up on our office space calculation is conference and training rooms – a big priority for Square given epic Jack Dorsey speeches.

Total Workstation Square Footage: 25,660

Conference + Training Room Calculation

Judging by the photos, Square has multiple conference rooms and a very large event space. Let’s assume that three of the conference rooms are “large” (Seats 16-20 people), three of them are “medium” (seats 8-10 people) and six of the conference rooms are “small” (seats 4-6).

Square Conference Room Square Medium Conference Room Glass Conference Room

As for the event space, it looks like the area seats 100 people. Using the Keyser iPhone app, we’d input (4) in the large training room space given that each “large training room” seats about 28 people.

Square Event Space Square Large Conference Rooms Square Medium Conference Room Square Small Conference Room Square-Large-Training-Room

Total Conference + Training Room Space: 12,475 Square Feet

Reception Areas

It seem as if Square headquarters has two receptionists that greet visitors. In looking at the diagrams within the Keyser app and comparing them to the Square pictures, we’ll allocate one large reception area and two small reception areas for visitors.

Square Reception Area Square Large Reception Area Square Small Reception Area

Total Reception Area Space: 825 square feet

Copy + Storage Rooms

Warning: we got a little carried away in this planning section.

Let’s start with the easy assumptions: one large and one small copy room space for every 100 employees would equate to about 9 large and 9 small copy rooms throughout the headquarters.

Square Large Copy Room Square Small Copy Room

Now, the storage closet.

A couple weeks ago we received an email from Square saying that they processed $100,000,000 in one day.

This got us thinking…”If they process $100M in a day, how many of those little Square payment processors would they need to serve their customers?”

To find out how many customers Square has (and how many storage closets we should plan for), we can do the following:

By dividing their annual amount processed in 2012 ($6B, according to this article) by 365 days, we find that Square processed an average of $16M+ per day in 2012. By dividing this average with the amount they recently processed in 2014 ($100M), we find that they’ve grown 6x since they hit 2M users in 2012.
Square Small Storage Closet
Assuming that the average amount a customer processes stays the same, let’s assume they’re at 12M users now. Let’s also assume they need one storage closet for every 10,000 customers (those Square payment processors are pretty small), and we come to the conclusion that Square needs about space to fit 1,200+ storage closets.

Told you we got a little carried away to calculate 10,950 square feet of office space.

How many customers does Square have

Employee Areas

As we can see from the photos, Square has invested significant resources in their employee areas. A coffee bar in the middle acts as a sort of “town square” with multiple large break room sized areas for employees to grab a bite to eat. Several wellness pods provide an escape down the large “avenues” of hallways.

Square Coffee Bar Square Wellness Pods Square Library

To account for this space in the Keyser office space calculator, we’ve estimated that the Square coffee bars are about 16 times the size of a regular coffee bar. For break rooms, we’ll assume rough estimates of one “large break room” for every 100 employees (large break rooms seat 20) and a “standard break room” of one for every 40 employees (standard break rooms seat 8). Since there are so many lounge areas throughout the office, these break rooms will cover this space.

As for wellness rooms, it looks like there are about seven of these spaces included in the building. For the large library, we’ll estimate that we’ll need about 3,000 square feet.

Let’s input these estimates into the app.

Square-Large-Break-Room Square-Standard-Break-Room
Square-Coffee-Bar Square-Misc-Room Square-Wellness-Area

Server Rooms

Square-Large-Server-RoomProcessing the amounts of money that Square does – and judging by how seriously they take security – let’s assume Square servers are stored outside of the office in some undisclosed location that requires voice recognition for access. –

Let’s allocate two large server rooms for the needs of Square employees. And, let’s assume Square operates in the cloud and has no need for a file room.

Submit and Calculate Totals

Based on our office space assumptions and estimates, it’s time to submit and calculate the Square office space needs in terms of square footage. The Keyser iPhone app will automatically calculate hallways circulation square footage, as well as load factor, usable space and the total amount of rentable square feet. This calculation is especially useful to help narrow down your office space search.

Keyser-iPhone-App How Big Is The Square Headquarters

Without further ado, here is our reversed engineered calculation of the Square headquarters: 174,806 Square Feet.

[Photos By Matthew Millman ]
[Articles Referenced]: Fast Company; Office Lovin’;

Quickly calculate how much office space your company needs with Keyser’s 1st of its kind commercial real estate iPhone app.

R&R Partners Office + Culture

To help show entrepreneurs the effect an office space has on productivity, Keyser is shining the spotlight on organizations who place a high priority on their company culture. Today’s feature is on R&R Partners, a nationally recognized, integrated communications agency with eight offices around the country.

R&R Partners has just renovated a historic warehouse on the corner of 2nd and Buchanan Streets. In November 2014, the 40-person Phoenix team moved into their new, permanent home. Listed on both the National Register of Historic Places and the City of Phoenix Historic Register, R&R was committed to preserving the character and integrity of the 1926 produce warehouse building. While R&R remains true to the building’s industrial roots, they also have given the space a makeover to match their personality. In this post, we’ll highlight some of the unique aspects of the R&R culture, as well as showcase their new office space.

R&R Partners Office
R&R Partners Phoenix Office
When you first enter the building, you’ll come across a tribute area that pays homage to the history of the 1920’s building.

R&R Partners Tribute
From the minute you step into R&R, you get a feel for the exposed style.

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R&R Partners knows that to get the best creative thinking from its employees, the company must nurture each person’s creativity. They understand that people are unique and that personal and professional passions define us as employees. R&R’s creative culture inspires people to do great work. It’s an atmosphere that holds employees accountable, while fostering a collaborative, cross-functional approach to producing exceptional work.

R&R Partners Collaborative Office Space
Led by Phoenix architecture firm CCBG Architects, the space was renovated to enhance collaboration and actively engage everyone in all levels of the business. R&R Partners Executive Offices in Phoenix have an open feel with glass doors. Sitting areas and layout of Director offices are tailored to their style of dialogue and collaboration. The open-concept, collaborative work space that has lounge areas for group discussions, little nooks for diving into partner projects and also a few private spaces for when you need some solo time.

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When R&R Partners purchased the building, the skylight windows were cracked. They were replaced and the whole skylight was upgraded and sealed. Now, the natural light shines down all the way to the basement.

R&R Partners Natural Lighting
There’s a great authenticity and richness to the R&R structure. Concrete, natural wood and brick are rugged themes throughout the office.

R&R Authenticity R&R Partners Collaborative Work Space R&R Partners Office Space Concrete Cutting
R&R Partners cut out two giant squares of concrete and built staircases to foster a collaborative space between the upstairs and downstairs areas.

Concrete Cut Outs
R&R Partners OfficePerhaps this space feels right because the warehouse and the agency have so much in common. Both were built by entrepreneurial spirits. Both have deep roots cemented in the community. Both are authentic, vibrant and creative. It feels like home.

R&R Partners Culture
R&R Partners couldn’t help but add some personality to the 25,000 square feet of space. To fire up that competitive spirit and spark creativity, R&R features a ping-pong table and a Nintendo for employees to play. Because sometimes, the best ideas happen during out-of-work mode.
R&R Partners Ping Pong R&R Partners Entertainment Center R&R Bike Rentals R&R Partners Culture
The Phoenix office’s passion for ping-pong recently took off and inspired an all-office tournament where the best players from each of the eight offices around the country flew into Phoenix to crown one R&R ping-pong champ—Phoenix won.

R&R Partners Ping Pong Table
R&R Partners Kitchen
R&R Partners Kitchen Table
R&R Partners Freight ElevatorDuring the warehouse renovation, R&R Partners built around the existing freight elevator shafts.

At the upper level, the elevator mechanism is visible in the R&R Partners suite next to the Lounge. At the lower level, the cab is an out-of-the -way seating area for small group collaboration.

R&R Partners FloorSeveral different types of flooring co-exist throughout the space.

R&R Partners BrickWhen R&R first moved into the space, they began to power wash the white off the brick. Some of the brick was so old that the power wash began to strip the brick. They decided to keep it white in some areas, while exposing the natural red brick in other areas.

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A place to escape the office within the office.

R&R Lounge
No conference room is alike at R&R Partners, but the conference room adjacent to the reception area boast several historic elements.

R&R Partners Conference Room
While collaboration is key, it is important to also realize that a completely open environment is not always the right solution, so they made sure to include some small private spaces as well – like the R&R War Room.

R&R War Room R&R Partners Conference Room
To learn more about the space and the renovation, please visit R&R’s dedicated microsite.

R&R Partners Phoenix Office

Keyser would like to feature your organization and learn more about how your space has made an impact on how your company operates. If you’d like to be featured, please email Celeste Suarez. Keyser and our photographer will come to conduct a short, 15 minute interview about your company culture and photograph your office space. We’ll then feature your answers and photographs on the Keyser blog and social media accounts…just like the post above.

ProVision Office + Culture

To help show entrepreneurs the effect an office space has on productivity, Keyser is shining the spotlight on organizations who place a high priority on their company culture. Today’s feature is on ProVision, a CPA firm for successful entrepreneurs, professionals and investors.

At ProVision, employees are more than just an employee. They are partners in providing the value and high level of service ProVision clients and employees have come to expect. In this post, we’ll highlight some of the unique aspects of the ProVision culture, as well as showcase their new office space.

ProVision Mission Statement Provision
ProVision’s top floor presence offers stunning 360 views of the Valley.

Provision Wealth Office View
Provision Wealth Competitive Advantage
ProVision Office Space
When Provision first saw the space, the previous tenant had seven foot tall cubicles pressed up against the windows. Provision cut the cube size in half, moved the workspace away from the windows, and created stunning 360 degree views of the Valley for the staff.

ProVision View
A significant amount of space at Provision is dedicated to common areas. This approach ensures the team has opportunities to spend time together to strengthen the already strong Team Culture.

Provision Wealth Common Area
ProVision fosters an environment that promotes responsibility and self-accountability, not micromanagement.

ProVision Environment
The Provision office has many whiteboard walls and tables to encourage collaboration, teamwork and creative thinking.

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ProVision understands work-life balance is the key formula for optimal employee performance. That’s why ProVision has included a state of the art kitchen with snacks and refreshments to enjoy. The ProVision office environment feels like home.

ProVision Work-Life Balance
ProVision Kitchen
ProVision Coffee Selection ProVision Snacks + Refreshments
The Provision lounge area with a 80” television and plenty of snacks and refreshments allow an opportunity to relax with teammates.

Provision Lounge Area
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ProVision provides workstations with a bit more privacy for employees who spend significant time on the phone.

ProVision Sales + Support
Provision’s office space features a large, state of the art training room with cutting edge technology to further Provision’s commitment to education on a variety of topics including keeping the team up to date on the ever changing tax law. Each member of ProVision obtains 100 hours of training each year. With employees across the country, Provision’s training room features a whiteboard that syncs up to a monitor and can be seen simultaneously by all employees.

Provision Training Room
Provision Training Room
Provision Training Room
Provision’s collaborative, people-focused culture encourages mutual respect, open communications and ongoing learning.

Provision Training Room Provision Training

Keyser would like to feature your organization and learn more about how your space has made an impact on how your company operates. If you’d like to be featured, please email Celeste Suarez. Keyser and our photographer will come to conduct a short, 15 minute interview about your company culture and photograph your office space. We’ll then feature your answers and photographs on the Keyser blog and social media accounts…just like the post above.

Selfless Service Spotlight: UTU Humanitarian Alliance

UTU Humanitarian Alliance Selfless ServiceTo help champion the concept of selfless service, Keyser is shining the spotlight on organizations who are committed to serving others. Today, we’d like to feature UTU Humanitarian Alliance and how they are practicing selfless service through the work that they do.

UTU Humanitarian Alliance is a network of caring, globally-responsible businesses and professionals providing essential medical services to indigent people worldwide.

Here’s our interview with Paul Heapy, Member of the UTU Humanitarian Alliance, on how their organization practices selfless service.

Selfless service is loosely defined as a service that is performed without any expectation of something in return. How does your organization selflessly serve others?

Utu Humanitarian Alliance unites caring businesses and professionals to provide essential medical procedures to indigent people worldwide. We do not expect anything in return from the people that we help. We are, in fact, anonymous benefactors because the recipients of the humanitarian procedures do not even know who is responsible for the funding of their procedure.

Do you have a specific example or a story of selfless service that has happened at your organization?

Betty’s aunt and grandmother both received vision-restoring cataract procedures at our partner clinic in Cange, Haiti by Dr. Cherry.
Utu Humanitarian Alliance Selfless Service

What are your organization’s values, and how does the idea of selfless service fit into those values?

At Utu Humanitarian Alliance we value integrity, charity and reciprocity. We also value our associations with people and organizations that have a passion for helping those that are unable to help themselves.

Is there anything else you’d like to share with the world about the idea of selfless service?

There is something unifying about selflessly serving others. We grow in love for those we serve. That is why a parent has such powerful love for their child; for years parents spend much of their days (and too much of their nights!) serving their children.

Keyser is a commercial real estate advisory firm that is transforming the business world through selfless service. Our goal is to prove once and for all that the most self-interested business strategy in the world is to be of selfless service to others. Contact us today to see how we can be of service to you.