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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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These 4 Restaurant Space Trends are Keeping CRE on Their Toes

According to industry insider Tasting Tables, the industrial fad is fading. Instead of steel beams and concrete slabs, a big restaurant trend taking over the market is the move to more cozy interior designs. That’s just one trend that is reversing or changing. Additionally, European-style elbow-to-elbow café...

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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 >