Allen Hartman Interview: Hartman Income REIT is Leading the Way with Service and Values

October 21, 2019

  “Exceptional” and “inspired” are two easy ways to describe the company Houston’s Allen Hartman has built over nearly four decades. So it’s no wonder those words are pivotal in Hartman Income REIT Inc.’s approach to managing its 55 properties in Houston, San Antonio and Dallas. “We offer Exceptional Service, Inspired Values,” says Hartman. “We […]


High-level steps to create a disaster recovery plan for your business

August 1, 2019

Without a doubt, disaster can strike at any time. Whether it be a natural disaster such as a hurricane or tornado, or a heinous terrorist attack such as what struck our country on September 11, 2001, disasters happen. As such, the importance of a disaster recovery plan cannot be overstated. No matter what industry your […]


How to Fit Philanthropy into Your Values

July 27, 2019

We have previously talked about the importance of core values and how you can create values for your organization. Today, we discuss why philanthropy should be a part of your core values, and how you can incorporate charity and social service in your business. Why Businesses Should Actively Pursue Philanthropy It’s not rare for business […]


6 Best Ways to Prepare your Business for Hurricane Season

July 18, 2019

The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season has officially begun. Starting back on Saturday, June 1 and taking us through Saturday, November 30, the most active month, September, is still to come. Though 2019 is not predicted to be the worst of hurricane seasons, these storms are still quite unpredictable, and this year may be an above-average […]


Hartman’s Resilience to 2017’s Hurricane Harvey

In 2017, Hurricane Harvey devastated the city of Houston and surrounding areas. Harvey is actually tied with 2005’s Hurricane Katrina as the costliest tropical cyclone on record. The storm created $125 billion in damages across Houston and surrounding areas, mostly from rainfall-induced flooding throughout the Houston metro area and south-eastern Texas. In just four days, […]


How to Implement Your Core Values

June 30, 2019

Most business owners know the importance of creating company values, a topic we have discussed on our blog as well. However, drafting a list of values is only the beginning. The next step is to implement them, and to make sure that these values make a real impact. Your business can only benefit from your […]


Security Issues to Consider When Leasing Your Next Office Space

June 25, 2019

When it comes to checking out the security of prospective commercial locations, you may think a few security guards and a closed-circuit TV system means you’d be good to go. You’d be better off thinking again. A number of security mistakes can leave your company at risk in a building that’s making those errors. Posting […]


How to Create Core Values Within Your Business

June 16, 2019

Core values connect your employees and customers to your business. This creates a strong company culture that leads to improved business performance. Like most corporate buzzwords, companies know that they need to apply ‘core values’ during hiring, promotion, and talent retention. But before doing this, you need to understand what core values are. Core Values […]


The Importance of Leadership Development

June 13, 2019

Just like in life and society, leaders are need in businesses as well. In fact, it won’t be wrong to say that leadership and management run parallel to each other. Companies can hire leadership from outside, or promote leadership from within the existing workforce. In both cases, the aptitude of the one assuming a leadership […]


Feng Shui Tips for Your Office or Retail Space

June 3, 2019

There are many things to consider when leasing a new office or retail space. Is it convenient to your customers and clients? Does the layout suit your needs? Is there enough parking? But in addition to these considerations, you may also want to ask yourself, “Does this location have good Feng Shui?” Don’t laugh off […]