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Getting Multifamily Ready for the New Era of Online Shopping
For the past several years, the multifamily industry has catered to the wants and needs of the Millennial generation, thinking of them as they update their community or add new amenities. When Millennials wanted to move into downtown urban markets, the multifamily industry responded by renovating empty warehouses and...
What are Key Issues to Consider When Evaluating Student Housing Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic?
The following is post was written by Jane Thorn Leeson The main uncertainty in the student housing sector is COVID-19’s impact on the 2020-2021 school year’s leasing. There is a variety of factors which make the student housing occupancy outlook uncertain, such as: (1) when will students return to campus/will they...
5 Ways Brokers Can Help Agents Transition Their Businesses Online
As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to change our daily lives, it is crucial to keep yourself equipped with tools and strategies to help keep your business moving forward. As the impact of the pandemic continues to intensify globally, it is important that teams are managed well and that there is effective communication...
Doing Right: The Art of Building Community Through Real Estate and Public Art
On any given day, you see cars stopping across the street from 1717 Second Street in downtown Sarasota, Florida – people admiring new twin, 20-foot murals. The murals adorn the white stucco walls of the multi-tenant office building. Throughout the day, people take selfies with the vibrantly colored pop art honoring...
7 WFH Tools to Keep Your Day Streamlined
As the world adjusts to the global pandemic caused by COVID-19, remote work has proven to be an effective strategy for offsetting the economic effects of the pandemic. Remote tools or work from home tools allow businesses to stay open and productive, without having to put their employees at risk for being exposed to...
3 Ways to Keep Your Multifamily Tenants Engaged
For any given resident, lease renewal may be an annual event; however, for management and staff, retaining residents should be a top priority all year long. One of the best ways to retain residents is to keep them engaged. Creating an environment residents love and one where they want to live is about more than having...
CRE Industry Veteran’s Advice during Pandemic: Leverage Relationships, Demonstrate Value, Look Ahead
The following is a guest post by  “On the wall of my office I have a quote from Calvin Coolidge, ‘Nothing in this world takes the place of persistence,’” shared Michael J. Carr Sr., a broker at Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT in Southwest Florida. “It’s what makes my business go, and what makes anyone’s...
What Does Your Company’s Back-to-Business Plan Look Like?
As many states begin setting schedules for lifting their COVID-19 related shelter in place orders, businesses across the United States are beginning to think about what that means for the business. Make no mistake about it: experts predict that the world will never be the same again after this pandemic. In many of the...
The CRE Family Tree: How These Father and Son Teams are Growing
The following is a post by Lynn Kaiser Conrad, Brand Ambassador Trees provide food and sustenance. Trees provide shelter. Trees are needed to build. Bifurcation is the point or area at which the tree divides and branches off. This is a story about two family trees in commercial real estate that are stronger and...
5 Video Conferencing Apps That are Now Household Names
If your organization is like most others, you have multiple team members spread out in different locations, or even just working remotely from home or another location. Whatever the case, these remote team members usually interact with your in-office employees, making it crucial to have systems in place that can allow...

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