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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,... READ MORE >

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 >

4 Reasons Senior Housing is Interesting to Investors

While senior housing has always been a profitable industry, it has really been able to stand on its own two feet recently as a viable and significant class of real estate – with more and more outside investors jumping on board and adding senior housing to their portfolios. In a recent survey conducted by the... READ MORE >

3 Stats on Transit-Oriented Developments You Might Not Know

Last year, transit-oriented developments were all the talk. What many developers and investors found was that making these types of developments work with local government entities is not always easy – despite TOD being a win-win-win for cities, residents, and businesses. With competing and sometimes conflicting...

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5 Reasons to Consider Student Housing as an Investment

When unemployment rates go up as high as they did during the recession, newly unemployed folks rush to enroll in higher education. Either to improve their marketability and skills for an increasingly educated job market or to have access to money while looking for work, universities saw in uptick in both foreign and...

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What Do Tenants Want? 7 Trends in Multifamily

A full 90% of new multifamily construction today is rentals according to one study. For the last several years, demand in multifamily has outpaced new construction, causing some places to see huge spikes in rent prices. Still demand has not slowed while prices have been growing by up to 8% year-over-year. Experts...

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Changing the Game: Why Big Companies Are Moving Headquarters

Lost in the headlines about Amazon acquiring hundreds of Whole Foods stores last year was the company’s announcement of a big search for a new second headquarters – although everyone in CRE was paying attention. Unusual but not atypical for a company as known for being innovative and different as Amazon is,...

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