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Retail Renovation Spurs Construction Growth in 2016
Retail construction is leading all other property types, growing nearly 25% in 2015 over the previous year. The hard-hit retail sector is coming around, and a large portion of the building going on in retail is renovation rather than new construction. This trend is expected to continue, with estimates for retail construction growth coming in at 9% (120msf) for 2016. The added value will be about 10% ($20 billion).
3 Ways Global Urbanization Impacts CRE
The U.S. population saw overall growth of 9.7% in the years between 2000 and 2010, but growth in urban areas was higher, at 12.1%. Urbanization is a significant feature of growth around the world, and has considerable impact on commercial real estate.
Prepare Your Commercial Property for Sale or Lease Part I: The Look
The smell of warm baked cookies may help you sell your house, but not your commercial property. Here are some low cost suggestions from the CBC organization to help prepare your property for sale / lease.
Tenant Retention Tips: Part II
The Coldwell Banker Commercial organization offers these tips in continuation to “Tenant Retention Tips: Part I" to assist in retaining tenants.
Tenant Retention Tips: Part I
Obtaining new tenants can be a costly affair for landlords. If tenants are dissatisfied, given today’s market, they can easily seek new space. It is always the preferred option to retain good tenants – those who pay their rent on time and cause little or no problems. The Coldwell Banker Commercial organization offers these tips to assist in retaining tenants.
Connectivity: A Driving Force in Selecting Commercial Space
In choosing commercial space, location still reigns as the prime consideration, but increasingly the facility’s connectivity is very high on the list as well. For tenants like tech startups in particular, having a connected workplace is paramount.
What’s Fueling the Trend Toward Transit-Oriented Retail Locations
As the landscape seems to shift beneath the feet of retail, developers are finding innovative ways to bring consumers and retail together. An idea that is gathering momentum in many cities is what’s known as Transit-Oriented Development.
6 Best Practices for Securing Professional Office Space
More and more professional services firms are focusing on the needs of their employees rather than on what executives want when it come to the workplace.  This is a useful strategy for attracting and retaining top talent, and it’s changing the way that those firms choose office space.
Corporate America Opens Up to Co-Working
Coworking has really just been around for about a decade, and it’s already cutting its hair and putting on a tie. The practice was born in the start-up culture, favored by entrepreneurs, freelancers, and independent innovators. In recent years, co-working has matured, and is now an option that’s appealing to more structured corporate organizations as well.
4 Ways Millennials are Shaping the CRE Market
“Millennials” may rank as one of the most-used words in the English language in recent months, but it’s for good reason. This generation, born roughly between 1980 and 2000, make up more than one-third of the U.S. population, making them easily the country’s largest demographic.

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