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Magnificent Mile to Main Street – The Transformation of Retail
Everyone’s heard the buzz about the death of traditional brick-and-mortar and the rise of experiential retail. US retail vacancies were at 10.2% at the end of 2018, a marginal increase from 10.0% a year earlier, according to a report from Reis. Current market trends have challenged retail owners and investors with...
Opportunity Zones: Where Do We Go From Here?
Opportunity Zones have sucked up most of the oxygen in the commercial real estate world since they were announced and the zones identified (for a basic overview, check out our report from last month). Rock County boasts several of them. Investors and communities have rallied to support and promote...
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, where major up-and-coming tech trends will create a better tenant experience. As some property managers and management companies have already implemented these...
5 Ways Last-Mile Logistics Can Still Improve in 2019
As the holiday season makes a swift exit, many can relish in relaxation. It has become increasingly stressful to holiday shop, especially for last-minute gifts, as e-commerce and online retail has transformed the way we shop both during the holidays and year-round. The hope that your package will get you to on time by...
5 Reasons Industrial Real Estate is Going to Be Hot in 2019
According to Deloitte’s 2019 Commercial Real Estate Outlook, which surveyed 500 global investors, industrial real estate investment trusts, along with certain classes of nontraditional REITs, are the only asset not trading at a discount to their net value. That is despite growing global uncertainty due to US tariffs...
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...
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...
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,...
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....
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...