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Truckee Dickson Realty members visit with Google senior leaders

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From left, Beau Keenan, Kane Schaller, Andrew Reel and Tom Fennell met with Google representatives recently. According to Dickson, the Google executive in the red shirt could not be indentified, per the company's policy.

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Members of senior leadership at Google met with the leadership team from Dickson Realty on March 24 to discuss how to incorporate the processes of innovation into the real estate industry.

Dickson Commercial Group Broker Tom Fennell, Dickson Realty Sales Manager Beau Keenan, Dickson Realty Director of Marketing Andrew Reel, Dickson Realty Truckee Sales Manager Kane Schaller, and Consultant Pam Hobday visited Google on behalf of the two real estate companies.

"Experiencing the world of Google as a manager looking for new and fresh ideas was incredibly exciting," Keenan said. "Google is not only cutting edge in the world of technology, but they are very forward thinking when it comes to creating a savvy corporate culture and maximizing the potential of their employees."

The Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce and Hobday funded the trip to meet senior leadership at Google.

The trip was intended to discover the processes of innovation from Google leadership and how to incorporate those methodologies into a growth and leadership strategy for a real estate company such as Dickson.

"It was an amazing experience and opportunity to see how important the culture within an organization is," Fennell said. "It was great to put ourselves around people and an organization that is always thinking big picture on a global scale."

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Legacy real estate companies are not typically regarded as laboratories of innovation, but leadership at Dickson Realty organized the trip to change that misconception.

"The experience at Google was very motivational," said Schaller. "While our organization has always been forward thinking, being at the epicenter of an organization that is changing the world gave us ideas that, I have no doubt, will fast forward our organization 10 years ahead of where we would otherwise be."

Both Dickson Realty and Dickson Commercial Group have begun implementing the strategies for innovation learned while meeting with Google.

One of the goals of the Dickson leadership team is to drive positive change in the industry and create the future for all real estate companies and their clients. Visit dicksonrealty.com to learn more.

This article was submitted by the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce.