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Can’t Touch This – The Movement Towards Contactless Tech

Posted on 08.24.2020 in Stark Insights

From the Desk of the COO Last week, I pulled up to the gate at my work garage which uses object character recognition to read my license plate and lift open, then I entered my office building through a revolving door that utilizes sensors to detect movement and automatically rotate, waved my ID badge in […]

Finding Balance is a Walk in the Park

Posted on 07.27.2020 in Stark Insights

From the Desk of the COO If there’s one thing that we can all agree on right now, it’s that we really want to get out of the house. Whether you have returned to the office or are still working from home, the desire for outdoor recreation has never been higher. Those who have physically […]

Crocker Park Construction Update

Posted on 07.17.2020 in Stark Insights

From the Desk of the COO The past six months have been incredibly difficult on businesses everywhere, and we’re no exception to that. We all know how trying it has been dealing with the coronavirus while attempting to retain some semblance of normalcy in the workplace and pushing to continue directing business operations forward. However, […]

On the Future of Events and Gatherings

Posted on 05.29.2020 in Stark Insights

From the Desk of the COO Welcome to another article in my series of Reflections on a Responsible Restart. As businesses continue to open up here in Ohio and nationwide, I’ll be taking time each week to reflect on recent events and offer insights on how we’re progressing on our path to recovery. One of […]

New Openings Offer Insight, Hope to Ohio Businesses

Posted on 05.20.2020 in Stark Insights

From the Desk of the COO Welcome to the first in a series of Reflections on a Responsible Restart. As businesses continue to open up here in Ohio and nationwide, I’ll be taking time each week to reflect on recent events and offer insights on how we’re progressing on our path to recovery. For businesses […]

The Return of Retail: Steps for a Safe Reopening

Posted on 05.12.2020 in Stark Insights

From the Desk of the COO Well, here we are. Today marks the official reopening date of retail stores across the state of Ohio, with restaurants following closely behind this Friday, May 15th for outdoor seating and Thursday, May 21st for indoor seating. In the immortal words of the Grateful Dead, “what a long, strange […]

On Retail & Real Estate in the Time of Coronavirus

Posted on 04.20.2020 in Stark Insights

From the Desk of the COO Over the weekend I found myself reading an interesting article on Vogue.com. For those of you that do not know me, Vogue is definitely not my go-to online destination. But as we’re all well aware, weeks of staying at home has unearthed strange and surprising things about us all. […]

Support Local Businesses & Staff on Takeout Tuesday

Posted on 04.14.2020 in Stark Insights

From the Desk of the COO As the stay-at-home order enters its fourth week here in Ohio, it’s important to remember that there are many businesses that are still open during this crisis and are employing local staff to provide essential services to the community. At our Westlake property, Crocker Park, more than 20 businesses […]