A Smart City Connects all Structures and Consumers for Data Collection

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 […]

Find The Perfect Location for Your Business

Looking for a Home for Your Small Business: 5 Ways to Pick a City

As a small business looking to make its mark on the world, starting out is never easy. Up and coming businesses face all sorts of issues and setbacks – sometimes it even feels like the turbulence will never end. These complications stand as rites of passage for all growing businesses, and the silver lining of success always remains in sight. When everything else comes with its own set of dilemmas, there’s one thing that can […]

Milwaukee is a New CRE Tech Center to Watch

3 Unexpected Tech Hubs CRE Investors Should be Watching

Move over, Silicon Valley – there are some new players in the game. The tech industry’s steady growth rate is causing tech hubs to sprout up all over the country. It isn’t just centered around big cities or coastal oases,  it’s everywhere. In fact, the expanding tech industry is responsible for leasing a large portion of the country’s office spaces. This is huge, not only for tech giants but also for investors. Commercial investors need […]

Retail Storefront with Open Sign

Experience is Everything: 4 CRE Sectors Keeping Up

It’s 2019 and experience is everything. The focus on experience has been steadily growing, and it’s become a full-blown obsession in nearly every major industry. CRE is no stranger to the concept of created experiences, and some sectors are totally dominating the game. Let’s look at how these 4 rockstar CRE industries are utilizing created experiences to stay current and attract business. Retail Out of all of CRE’s sectors, the most avid participant in the […]

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 […]