Landmark and Global Partners In Hope pair up for Beijing

In this clip, we see Dave and Chris, Landmark Group’s Director of Property Management discuss their expectations for their trip to Beijing beginning this Sunday, April 19th.


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Corporate Responsibility in Omaha

Company’s today need to take more responsibility to be good stewards of the resources they have been blessed with.  In today’s Landmark Group TV entry, Ian Vickers, CEO of Global Partners in Hope talks about how companies can be more socially responsible. Dave and Global Partners in Hope are going to Beijing for a week, where Dave will talk about how a companies’ culture effects it’s attitude on corporate responsibility.


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Dino’s Storage is reducing their carbon footprint.

We at Dino’s Storage believe in sustainable development. Our latest project which is the expansion of our storage facility at 921 E Cedardale Rd.   We not only recycled over 75 percent of what we tore down, but over 90 percent of what we build is either recycled or recyclable materials.

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Bible verse

Each day I send a bible verse via text that are focused on passing on encouraging words for the day. If you want added to the list send me a text 402-672-6566

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Recovering Your Resources

The key to a successful deconstruction project is to reuse what you can, and recycle the rest.  In this clip, Dave visits the site of Dino’s Storage’s current renovation and elaborates on the importance of recycling.


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Should You Have a Partner?

I get asked this question all the time,  “what do you think of partners when owning real estate?”

There are three reasons to have a partner.

1. Share the risk?

2. Raise enough capital to do the project you want.

3. Have a good reason to spend time with someone.

In my opinion the only good reason to have a partner is reason number three.  A good friend of mine Ben Harris said it best ” we want to do good and interesting things, with good and interesting people.”

If you do decide to form a partnership to buy something, make sure you have a good buy sell provision in the agreement.  If you need help structuring this, feel free to call me and I will help you think through how to structure it.

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Changes in water heaters to make them more energy efficient

In this segment, Dave discusses the  water heater manufacture requirements that are changing significantly in April.  Please watch the next installment of Landmark Group TV for more complete details.


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Inspiring and Motivating Leadership in Omaha

It takes a great leader to guide people — and therefore the business — to success.  Here are some inspiring quotes about leaders and leadership from famous figures and experts on the subject.

A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” –Rosalynn Carter

“A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. – Lao Tzu

“Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.” – Colin Powell

“The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.” – Max DePree

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams

“A leader…is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind.” – Nelson Mandela

“He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.” -Aristotle

“Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

“As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” – Bill Gates

“A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit.” – John Maxwell

“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” –Jack Welch

“Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.” – Peter Drucker

“My job is not to be easy on people. My job is to take these great people we have and to push them and make them even better.” – Steve Jobs
“The led must not be compelled. They must be able to choose their own leader.” – Albert Einstein

“To have long-term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way.” – Pat Riley

“If you think you are leading and turn around to see no one following, then you are just taking a walk.” – Benjamin Hooks

“To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.” – Vince Lombardi

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.

 “Average leaders raise the bar on themselves; good leaders raise the bar for others; great leaders inspire others to raise their own bar.” -Orrin Woodward

“Those who try to lead the people can only do so by following the mob.” – Oscar Wilde

“Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.” – Sam Walton

“Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.” – Albert Schweitzer

“I am reminded how hollow the label of leadership sometimes is and how heroic followership can be.” – Warren Bennis

“In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.” – Henry W. Longfellow

“It is absurd that a man should rule others, who cannot rule himself. (Absurdum est ut alios regat, qui seipsum regere nescit.)” – Latin Proverb

“The history of the world is but the biography of great men.” – Thomas Carlyle

“A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.” – Ovid

“You don’t have to hold a position in order to be a leader” – Henry Ford

“Rely on your own strength of body and soul. Take for your star self-reliance, faith, honesty, and industry. Don’t take too much advice — keep at the helm and steer your own ship, and remember that the great art of commanding is to take a fair share of the work. Fire above the mark you intend to hit. Energy, invincible determination with the right motive, are the levers that move the world.” – Noah Porter

“I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.” – Herbert Swope

“He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.” -Solon

“If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.” – Maya Angelou

“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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5 steps to Avoid Vacancy Loss

In this segment,  Dave talks about how to avoid vacancy loss and how to keep it under control.  Here are the five steps Dave covers in this installment of Landmark Group TV,

1)  Move outs

2)  Amount of time vacant vs. Amount of time ready

3)  Amount of time to get rented

4)  Number of vacancies

5)  Rents not collected.


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How to start a fire when camping

Many people do not know this but to easily start a fire when camping all you need is a battery, and fine steel wool. A 9v is best but even a removable cell phone battery will work. All you do is touch the battery to the metal and have some small kindeling to keep the fire going.

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