The Amazing Space Podcast - Episode #2

Episode #2: Getting the Board Involved

Created and hosted by Cresa Nonprofit practice group leaders Mindy Saffer and Lucia Hedke, The Amazing Space covers trends, challenges and the real estate journey with some of the nation’s most prominent Association leaders. What’s the best way to talk real estate with your Board members? Patti Montague and Gay Anderson of School Nutrition Association provide insight into communication between boards and their associations.

Join guests from School Nutrition Association as they discuss the importance of strategic planning, monitoring real estate trends, as well as designing office spaces for diverse groups of staff and associates. Learn about the following:

  • The importance of involving the Board early, and consistently providing updates, when building a long-term real estate strategy for your Association.
  • The need for the Board to understand varying market conditions and leasing decisions, whether the requirement is a small in-place renovation or a cross-country headquarter relocation, due to their fiduciary responsibility to members.
  • Workplace considerations, including efficient floor plans, employee satisfaction and adequate parking.
  • The significance of prominently branding your interiors with success stories to help amplify the member experience and promote morale.

Guests: Patti Montague, Chief Executive Officer, School Nutrition Association; Gay Anderson, President-Elect, School Nutrition Association and Child Nutrition Director, Branden Valley School District

The Amazing Space is taped in Washington, D.C.

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