What Do Landlords Need to Know About Rent Control?

Over the past few months, many states have implemented new rent control policies. Rent control laws work to regulate how much landlords can charge for rent, and also how much rent can be raised within a certain period of time. These laws are designated by individual cities and their goal is to help ensure that housing remains an affordable commodity. As a landlord, it’s imperative to remain informed on all the ins and outs of […]

Man Considering How Interest Rates Will Effect Commercial Real Estate

Will Rising Interest Rates Slow Commercial Real Estate?

As interest rates continue to climb, many are curious about what kind of negative effect it will have on the commercial real estate market. Will the climbing interest rate cause CRE transactions to yield less return? How will property values and investment performances fare? Investors are beginning to fear that higher interest rates will result in capitalization rates to rise and property values to decrease, producing lower returns. Let’s take a look at how rising […]

These Cities Pledge New Buildings Will be Net-Zero Carbon by 2030

In August of 2018, mayors of 19 major metropolises around the globe, including 8 cities in the United States pledged to be net-zero carbon standard by 2030. These cities signed the “Net-Zero Carbon Building Declaration” in preparation for the Global Climate Action Summit, which took place in San Francisco, California this past September. This declaration pledged that any and all new buildings in these cities will operate at net-zero carbon by 2030. Moreover, by 2050 […]

Is the East Coast Casino Dash Something to Watch?

Gambling and by association, casinos, are known as one of mankind’s favorite guilty pleasures. The thrill of winning hundreds or even thousands of dollars is enough to create enjoyment and even addiction. As the East Coast pushes forward with many states legalizing or considering the legalization of casinos, construction has started to boom in the industry. However, what is causing this rush to build the biggest, best most outlandish casino resort? Why is it happening […]

Does Your Brokerage Need a CTO?

Many of the top commercial real estate firms around the world have hired a Chief Technology Officer to manage all the technology the brokerage uses to operate. Every single commercial real estate firm in today’s day and age is a tech company essentially, which means hiring a CTO could elevate the firm to the next level. What Does a CTO Do? A CTO oversees all of the implementation and adoption of new technology for the […]

Brokers: Keep Your Data Safe With These 6 Steps

Cyber attackers are not going away. In fact, our data is more sensitive and prone to being stolen more now than ever before. These cyber attackers are looking for data and money, which makes commercial real estate businesses a prime target for potential attacks. Make sure you are keeping your data safe and secure with these six easy steps. Step #1: Be Mindful, Use Good Judgment Being proactive and taking preventative steps against a cyber […]

Understanding Zero-Knowledge Proof and Its Impact on CRE

Zero-knowledge proof (ZKP) was first introduced in the 1980s by a group of researchers at MIT in their paper, “The Knowledge Complexity of Interactive Proof Systems.” These researchers defined ZKP as a method by which one party can interact with another party and provide proof of the knowledge without revealing their confidential information. What is a Zero-Knowledge Proof? A Zero-Knowledge Proof is a cryptographic technique that allows two parties to prove that a proposition is […]

5 New Trends in Green Building for CRE

Green building is more than a residential concept – it has become standard in the commercial industry too. Along with automation, artificial intelligence, Smart technology, and robotics, green building technology is helping to meet the new needs in CRE following these three trends:   #1: Building for Climate Disasters Did you know that last year the U.S. suffered some of the worst financial losses due to extreme climate events than at any other time in […]

Will Solar Be Mandated for CRE New Builds?

Early last month, the California Energy Commission announced approval of a mandate that will require all “new homes and low-rise multifamily buildings” to include solar panels on the roofs. The law goes into effect within the next two years with full implementation mandated by 2020. This mandate is the first of its kind in the U.S. Could other states follow California’s suit? Will all commercial real estate builders and developers soon be required to install […]

4 Things to Look for When Hiring a Commercial Brokerage

Starting the business was the hard part. Now you are looking for a space but how do you find the right commercial building? You need a good commercial real estate brokerage but each brokerage and broker is different. How do you choose the one that’s right for you? Here are 4 things to look for:   #1: A broker that specializes in the type of commercial property that you need. One of the first things […]