Ways Landlords Can Leverage Technology to Increase Revenues

As a landlord, you’re always looking for ways to give a boost to the bottom line. With technology a huge part of that bottom line these days, it only makes sense that you’re going to look to it not only to increase revenue but to improve your tenants’ experience as well. So what are the ways in which you can do this? Here are a few that we’ve collected: Use machine learning and artificial intelligence […]

How Will Rental Transportation Impact Our Cities?

You’re not just seeing things – rental transportation is becoming ever more of a popular thing by the day, particularly in larger metropolitan areas. Just as much as they are getting big, they’re also becoming controversial, with some cities fighting back with claims that these scooters clutter the community and are not tightly regulated enough. They’re everywhere, officials say. They’re convenient, claim the companies, in places where parking is a bear and even public transport […]

Will AI Keep Your Property Secure?

How significant is artificial intelligence when it comes to property security? Given that, as The New York Times notes, home security and its cadre of AI assistance is expected to become a $47.5 billion business by 2020, could commercial real estate be far behind? “We put in the cameras to create a perimeter with no dead zones,” Edgeworth Security chief executive Ken Young told the Times with regard to property protection. Edgeworth is a Pittsburgh-based […]

Retailers Add Lockers to Capitalize on Online Sales

One of the latest trends in online sales is actually taking place in person. Online order pickup lockers are being installed in physical locations, something Amazon has been doing for a while now. The latest company to do this is do-it-yourself superstar retailer Home Depot, which, as Bisnow reports, has begun installation of their own pickup lockers at many locations. The lockers, which are designed to let customers order online and then come in to […]

Hotels Look to Home-Sharing as Next Revenue Stream

Hotels like to posit themselves as one’s home away from home, but lately this has been given a new twist. With the continued rise of home-sharing services such as Airbnb, hotels have decided to get into the arena by creating their own space in the private high-end home rental market. “Now they see it’s the same travelers just choosing different accommodations based on the occasion or situation,” Boston University assistant professor of hospitality marketing Makarand […]

Grab a Bite to Eat and CoWork, Too? Restaurants Jump into CoWorking

When you think about it, it makes sense to turn restaurants into CoWorking spaces. The CoWorking model emerged after 2008 when the economy was in freefall and unemployment was in the double digits in many places. Coffee shops became the place to network, start a business, do freelance and contract work – anything to make money when there were no jobs. Thos café entrepreneurs soon began launching businesses to great success. Many who left the […]

This is What the Office of the Future Looks Like

In the future, connectivity may be an even more important factor when purchasing office space than location or price, some are predicting. Just like every office first had to be wired for telephone systems, then coaxial cable for the internet, and now wireless, in the future Smart technology will be standard for all office buildings. Office space itself is already changing dramatically. More often than not, there are multiple companies in one building instead of […]

Retail is Still Thriving: These Brands are Opening Stores

Retail isn’t all doom and gloom—there are plenty of retailers that are opening stores instead of closing them. Moreover, many are planning to expand beyond this year. However, there is a fundamental change that is happening causing this weird paradigm where there are brand named box store closings everywhere while simultaneously brand named stores are opening and expanding. The need for enormous department stores and outlet buildings has passed. These days retail is getting smaller […]

What Does the Smart City Mean for Our Future?

The Smart city market is projected to reach $400 billion by 2020. The type of data analysis that is made possible through Smart cities will become invaluable for identifying prospective investments, new or re-development, attracting tenants, and building better infrastructure. One tech leader, Cisco, is pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into Smart city projects all over the world including in San Jose and Chicago. Electricity giant GE (General Electric) has joined with city governments […]

How to Choose the Best Location for Your Industrial Property Investment

Everyone knows that in real estate, it’s ‘location, location, location’, but what else? When it comes to commercial property investments, there are a lot of other factors that go into play that makes one location better than another. Should you choose to purchase industrial property, you have to decide whether or not to locate in your headquarter city or to move your operations to a more economically attractive city.   The Best Location Depends on […]