Viewpoints

Industry insights, market outlook reports and commercial real estate
news, and trends from the Coldwell Banker Commercial brand.

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Aug 1, 2018

3 Ways Blockchain Is Impacting CRE

It has been said that it is only a matter of time before blockchain, the proprietary technology that supports cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, will begin to infiltrate industries all around the world. And, believe it or not, even historically traditional industries are not immune to the disruption – commercial real estate included.

Jun 11, 2018

These 4 Restaurant Space Trends are Keeping CRE on Their Toes4 Big Restaurant Space TrendsTypes of Spaces Restaurant Owners Need

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.

Apr 25, 2018

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, could grocery stores replace department stores as the new “mall” of our era?

Apr 4, 2018

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?

Feb 28, 2018

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.

Feb 7, 2018

5 Ways AR and AI are Changing the CRE Game

Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence (AR and AI) may still be far from standard in CRE, but it’s only a matter of time. High end firms have already been using these tech tools on a grand scale. Research by Goldman Sachs estimates that by 2025, virtual reality (VR) technology alone will generate over $2.5 billion in revenue. Change is happening now and could hit sooner than many of us believe, leaving some CRE pros behind and pushing others to the forefront.

Jan 23, 2018

M-Commerce: Selling Online Just Got More Interesting

It’s called m-commerce; it combines e-commerce with mobile. It is estimated that a huge majority of Americans own a Smartphone and spend about five hours a day on them. Last year, the number of people accessing the internet via mobile surpassed the number of people doing it from a desktop computer. That is exactly why selling online is shifting from an e-commerce model to an m-commerce model and already it’s revolutionizing the way businesses market to their customers.

Dec 11, 2017

Should Amazon be the Benchmark for CRE?

By now, everyone has had a chance to digest the impact of Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods and the introduction of their AmazonGo and AmazonFresh grocery innovations. Yet Amazon’s effect on CRE goes beyond these changes.

Nov 7, 2017

3 Things Impacting Modern Day Parking Ratios

As the future of transportation and city development changes at such a rapid rate, developers are reevaluating the demand for parking in retail, office, and multi-tenant spaces. For people living and working in densely populated areas like San Francisco and New York City, the lack of ample parking has been a reality for some time. But for much of the country, scaled back parking ratios could take some getting used to.

Oct 24, 2017

3 Ways the Industrial Market is Being Impacted by Retail

Retail trends have had a huge impact on the industrial market for the last few years. Amazon shifted the entire e-commerce industry to lightning-fast shipping, which means that industrial centers and warehouses are being moved to closer-to-the-city locations to handle the load.

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