NewMark Merrill Minute

February 2024

Why the Mouse Clicks An iconic place and an iconic brand had some valuable lessons to teach us about what matters. I recently had the opportunity to take my granddaughter to Disney World. As any grandparent knows, the kids might be the ones who get excited about trips to …

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January 2024

Milestone Moments Taking stock of 2023, looking ahead to 2024 and recognizing moments that matter. While few of us have paper calendars anymore, and our digital scheduling apps won’t let us literally turn the page, wrapping up one year and heading into a new one always feels satisfying. That’s …

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December 2023

The Gift of Community Bringing the spirit of the season to a local school district. Pulling off an ambitious community event always takes a village. But sometimes, it also takes a little magic from Santa himself! On Thursday, December 7th, the NewMark Merrill team spent an afternoon at Inglewood High …

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October 2023

All Dressed Up NewMark Merrill President & CEO Sandy Sigal compares trick-or-treating to the corporate interviewing and recruiting experience. Creativity abounds during NewMark Merrill’s annual employee costume contest. Walking around in an ill-fitting costume and knocking on strangers’ doors is not a bad description of job interviews. No matter what …

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October 2023

Classic Westerns Fond memories, firsthand previews and personal perspectives on an upcoming conference highlight. For commercial real estate professionals, ICSC annual conferences are the kind of events that are not to be missed—and are not soon forgotten. The upcoming ICSC@WESTERN conference—which will be held Wednesday, October 25th through Friday, …

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September 2023

Summit Talk Lessons in Leadership from Mt. Kilimanjaro. Mt. Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa. One of the seven highest peaks in the world, it rises an awe-inspiring 19,341 feet above sea level. When I attempted to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro 10 years ago, I didn’t summit. I made it to …

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July 2023

Heartstrings and Guitar Strings How leading with the heart can strengthen the community connections that define great centers. For NewMark Merrill, leading with the heart is more than just an aspirational ideal—it’s a cultural and operational blueprint for creating spaces and places that feel welcoming and reflect the true …

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June 2023

Arose in the Desert ICSC 2023 in Las Vegas was an invigorating reminder of why we strive for better every day. To no one’s surprise, the 2023 installment of ICSC Las Vegas was a memorable one. On the Las Vegas Convention Center floor, the event felt busier than it …

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May 2023

Acquiring Minds Jim Patton has been a part of the NewMark Merrill team since its very inception, helping launch what would become the lucrative and cutting-edge business it is today. In those wild start-up days, Jim's USC/Penn State education and advertising industry experience proved invaluable in his first role …

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