Blog Archive

7 Markets to Watch Along the US Gulf Coast

The past decade has seen a number of events and natural disasters, including an oil spill, multiple hurricanes, and a nation-wide recession. As a result, the commercial real estate landscape in the 5 coastal states along the Gulf of Mexico and the I-10 Corridor has emerged with more opportunity than ever before.... READ MORE >

Online Retailers Double Down on Physical Retail Space

If you take a look around, it’s easy to see that online retail has become increasingly competitive. Gaps and niches in the market are filled, and there seems to be a shiny, new brand catering to every market segment out there. In other words, opportunities to really connect with your customers could be disappearing...

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Can Big Data Help Your Brokerage Make More Money?

Big data analysis and applied data science techniques being applied to databases (both public and private) is certainly nothing new, but its applied use in the commercial real estate space is. Commercial real estate is a huge industry – $12 trillion, to be exact – so the ability to make a better decision... READ MORE >

10 Popular CRE Terms You Should Know

Every industry has its own lingo, but there are some fields that really have a lot of jargon – and commercial real estate is definitely one of those fields. If you don’t have a background in CRE or CRE experience, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. In talking to new CRE professionals, we hear this expressed over...

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Technology's Role in Building Sustainability

If you spend any time at all in the commercial real estate world, you’ve probably heard and seen terms like green, clean energy and sustainability all over the place. But are you really sure about what these terms mean, or how they’re applied? As the commercial real estate industry continues to grow and expand,... READ MORE >

Upping Your Office Game with Common Areas

For years, modern and flexible office spaces were the stomping grounds of small, boutique startups and the self-employed creative types. And, while those groups still play a large role in the market, larger and more traditional companies are now beginning to see the benefits of flexible office spaces. But what,...

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Are Dockless Bikes a New Multifamily Amenity?

As the name implies, a dockless bike share is a bike sharing program that doesn’t require a stationary docking station. With a dockless system, these bikes can be parked within a defined perimeter at a bike rack, or even along the street on the sidewalk. Using a smartphone app, these bikes can be located and then...

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Malls and Gyms: A Match Made in Retail Heaven?

It comes as no surprise that many brick and mortar retail outlets have reported an overall dip in sales, thanks to the prevalence and mass appeal of online shopping. After all, being able to skip the traffic and parking, as well as the long lines at checkout, is hard to turn down. And, in particular, large indoor... READ MORE >

Millennials Change Up the Freezer Aisle (and Other Areas of CRE)

It seems that everywhere you look today, it’s almost impossible to avoid hearing or reading stories about Millennials. We have all heard about how they are making huge strides and taking the lead in business, politics, real estate, philanthropy, and more. But what you might not have heard yet is that Millennials are... READ MORE >

3 Ways Blockchain Is Impacting CRE

It has been said that it is only a matter of time before blockchain, the proprietary technology that supports cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, will begin to infiltrate industries all around the world. And, believe it or not, even historically traditional industries are not immune to the disruption – commercial... READ MORE >