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Not Your Mother’s Mall: Transforming the Modern Retail Center
The following article was written by Tom Hersey, National Director of Commercial Servicing for Coldwell Banker Commercial Watching the latest season of Stranger Things, one cannot help but reminisce about the mall in its glory days. In the 1980s, the mall did to Main Street what the internet has done to almost all...
Co-Living – The New Real Estate Trend
Co-living, a new housing option within the family of alternative asset class, aims to strike a balance between privacy and community. The idea of co-living is based on a community-centered environment by offering high standards of accommodation with added services thereby providing not only privacy in living...
Will Online Ordering Be the End of Main Street Retail?
Main Street communities are increasingly leveraging their brick-and-mortar shopping to create a sense of place. Buying from a main street shop offers a connection to local business owners and artisans and gives consumers a very real sense of the impact they are making on their community.
4 Tips for Vetting Potential Real Estate Deals
In today’s business climate, accurate and relevant information is crucial for success in commercial real estate investing. In other words, if you don’t know the local market, you could be in real trouble. Despite this fact, commercial real estate is a sector favorite among investors, with its relatively strong...
Will Micro-Units Be the Future of Urban Living?
According to a recent study conducted by the United Nations, 55% of the world’s population lives in urban areas today — and this number is expected to grow to 68% by the year 2050. With cities and other urban areas now home to more than half of the world’s population, it comes as no surprise that physical space...
4 Retail Real Estate Predictions for 2019 and the Future
Retail, the fallen angel of the industry. We have been barraged by negative headlines this past year, of which company has filed for bankruptcy, or which mall is now a ghost town. However is this bleak outlook really true? It seems that experts in the industry think the retail sector is simply in a transitionary...
Brick and Mortar Grocery Responds to Amazon's Two-Hour Grocery Delivery
A few years ago, the grocery industry seemed like the untouchable horizon. The one market that was safe from e-commerce. How could e-commerce bore its way into an industry with such perishable, fragile and heavy items? Impossible! Then, Amazon; as it often does, introduced Amazon Pantry and Amazon Fresh. These...
4 Property Management Tech Trends to Watch
The influx of more advanced technology has made its way into nearly every industry in America. This also rings true in the property management industry. The major up and coming tech trends will create a better tenant experience. As some property managers and management companies have already implemented these trends,...
5 Ways Agents Can Stay Organized (with Tech) in 2019
If you’ve chosen commercial real estate as your career path, then you know it can be an extremely time-consuming, and competitive, while also being profitable and rewarding. You have to be a self-motivated individual while still knowing how to be a major team player. So, what can you do to make your day flow as...
Coming to an Airport Near You: Another Amazon Play
Amazon has been an extremely innovative force. In the past few years, they have totally revolutionized the e-commerce market, how we grocery shop, how we check out and even the shipping industry. Now, they have moved on and targeted airports. No, Amazon is not creating flying stores… However, they are looking into...