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5 Trends in Sustainable Development

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) is behind an initiative to promote sustainable development in every member state of the U.N. Its stated goals also include initiatives to significantly increase sustainable industrialization in lesser developed countries (LDCs) by raising their share of... READ MORE >

Watch for These 3 Tech Cities to Bloom Outside of Silicon Valley

  Silicon Valley has dominated the tech scene from the beginning but now, there are cities outside of Silicon that are fast becoming tech cities in their own right. These are cities with low costs of living, commercial space for a fraction of the costs in traditional tech cities, and that are attracting the... READ MORE >

5 Industries Interested in Industrial Flex Space Right Now

Continuing on last year’s success, the industrial market is still facing ever-tightening space on the coasts and in city hubs all across the country. Mainly spurred by the logistical challenges created by e-commerce, the market continues to shrink. In response, there are businesses looking for industrial flex space... READ MORE >

Why Grocery Stores are the New “Mall” of Our Era

For decades, large department stores served as the anchor store for malls and shopping centers. The anchor is the main attraction while all of the other retail shops inside of the mall pay the majority of the lease. Without the anchor, the mall dies. With so many big anchor stores closing in malls throughout America,... READ MORE >

What is a FinTech Startup? (And Why Should CRE Care?)

Ten years ago, the industry barely existed. Today it is a multibillion industry in the U.S., raising nearly $20 billion over the last three years. Although the majority of the top financial technology or “FinTech” startups are small business and individual lenders, blockchain and cryptocurrency companies, and data...

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10 Cities Where the Office Market is Not Flat

Reuters reported at the end of the third quarter last year that the office vacancy rate had remained flat at around 16% for three straight quarters. Experts have predicted that the office market will continue to remain generally flat throughout 2018. Yet despite those numbers, there are cities that are really thriving...

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Will Airports be the Next Big Retail Win?

Last year, we reported on a trend happening in Asia that is finding its way to the U.S. and that is the shipping container building movement. Now as retail looks for ways to get back into brick-and-mortar and for a reprieve from struggling malls, could U.S. airports be the next big win in retail? It’s Working in...

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Where Will Infrastructure Spending Have the Most Impact?

Last month, President Trump gave his first State of the Union Address. In it, he renewed his talk of a massive infrastructure bill to improve the nation’s roads and bridges. Using a strategy of private-public partnerships, if this bill comes to fruition, it could have a big impact on some the states with the worst...

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