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Online Retailers Double Down on Physical Retail Space

If you take a look around, it’s easy to see that online retail has become increasingly competitive. Gaps and niches in the market are filled, and there seems to be a shiny, new brand catering to every market segment out there. In other words, opportunities to really connect with your customers could be disappearing... READ MORE >

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10 Popular CRE Terms You Should Know

Every industry has its own lingo, but there are some fields that really have a lot of jargon – and commercial real estate is definitely one of those fields. If you don’t have a background in CRE or CRE experience, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. In talking to new CRE professionals, we hear this expressed over and...

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Upping Your Office Game with Common Areas

For years, modern and flexible office spaces were the stomping ground of small, boutique startups and the self-employed creative types. And, while those groups still play a large role in the market, larger and more traditional companies are now beginning to see the benefits of flexible office spaces.   But what,...

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What Do Tenants Want? 7 Trends in Multifamily

A full 90% of new multifamily construction today is rentals, according to one study. For the last several years, demand in multifamily has outpaced new construction, causing some places to see huge spikes in rent prices. Still, demand has not slowed, while prices have been growing by up to 8% year-over-year....

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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...

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New Accounting Standards Impact Balance Sheets and Other Considerations

In February of 2016, the United States and international accounting boards (the FASB and IASB) reached a consensus on changes to lease accounting rules under United States-Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US-GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Those changes, which go into effect...

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10 Amenities the 2018 Office Tenant Will be Watching For

As uncertainty about where to invest in office space (suburbs versus cities) continues to plague the office sector, one thing is certain – the better the amenities, the more attractive the office space to younger talented workers. In 2018 office tenants will be watching for these 10 amenities: A couple of years ago,... READ MORE >

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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. The company is using technology to change the experience of online/in-store shopping. As... READ MORE >