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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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6 Best Practices for CRE Brokerages on Twitter (with Real Life Examples)

If someone searched your firm’s name on Twitter, how far down the results page would a user have to scroll before they got to you? If you are not among the top 5, you could be doing something wrong or at least, something better. Tighten up your Twitter game in 2018 by following these 6 best practices for CRE brokerages.

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7 Retail Shipping Trends We’re Keeping an Eye On

A lot has been made about the in-store shopping trends we are seeing in retail. What has largely been overlooked are the shipping trends shaping the retail landscape this year. Consumers continue to expect faster deliveries for free which is putting enormous stress on the last mile for retailers.

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The Push to the Suburbs: Is Public Transit Keeping Up?

Fallout from the housing collapse a decade ago resulted in a surge in the renter population–outpacing homeownership for the first time in history. It also marked a return to cities where more walkability with access to public transportation offered a much more affordable lifestyle for a population struggling to maintain in the midst of the economic collapse.

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