Stark Insights

On Business Consolidation and the Move Towards Mixed-Use

Posted on 07.15.2021 in Stark Insights

From the Desk of the COO Contracting. Consolidating. Condensing. Whatever you want to call it, it’s happening to businesses across the United States. The effects of the pandemic have taken their toll and those who have been lucky enough to weather the storm are still faced with a whole new set of challenges, from health […]

An Honest Review and Some Takeaways from Billion Dollar Loser

Posted on 04.01.2021 in Stark Insights

From the Desk of the COO Every company starts with a single idea or mission. Google wanted to make the Internet searchable. Amazon wanted to sell, well, everything online. Facebook wanted to move social interactions to the web. Uber wanted to make mobility easier without having to own a car. The common thread lies not […]

A History of Shopping, Marketplaces, and Experiences

Posted on 02.12.2021 in Stark Insights

From the Desk of the COO For centuries, millennia even, people have turned to the local marketplace to sell, purchase, or trade goods and services. Open air public markets are said to have been around since ancient times in Babylonia, Greece, Egypt, and China. As the main source of trade, it introduced the idea of […]

Why We’re Betting on Coworking

Posted on 10.13.2020 in Stark Insights

From the Desk of the COO As we continue to navigate this pandemic, it has become unmistakably clear that we need to adapt and evolve. Professionally speaking, that means we have to do everything in our power to ensure the physical and mental health of our customers and staff. It also means that we have […]

The Future of Offices

Posted on 09.18.2020 in Stark Insights

From the Desk of the COO We’re in the midst of a momentous shift in the workplace. The outbreak of COVID-19 has suddenly thrust remote work to the forefront of business operations across the globe. While the physical layout of offices has transformed significantly over the years from confined cubicles, to open-plan designs, to collaborative […]

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, […]