5 Trends in Coworking We’re Watching for 2019

Coworking has boomed in the past five years and has grown in popularity, not only among independent workers and startups but also with corporate users as well. As coworking becomes a norm, we expect to see many additives and changes to the co-working space in 2019. Let’s take a look at a few of the trends we expect to see for coworking in 2019. Coworking Will Continue to Have an Impact on Commercial Real Estate […]

5 Ways Grocery Stores are Innovating for 2019 & Beyond

As the adoption of online food shopping continues to grow, what lies ahead for grocery shopping? Food retail is in need of some change, but how exactly are grocery store chains adapting to this new wave of retail trends? Let’s take a look at five ways grocery stores are innovating for 2019 and beyond. Grocery Stores Will Offer an Experience In 2016 and 2017, consumers in America spent more money on food at bars and […]

4 Things to Watch in the Student Housing Market for 2019

According to Bisnow, student housing saw $10billion in transaction volume last year. While the student housing sector saw immense growth, there are still issues with obtaining affordable housing options for students both on and off college campuses. Here are four things to watch in the student housing market for 2019. Continued Growth in the Market  Student housing was once a niche of the commercial real estate industry, but now it has become its own sector […]

Move Over Millennials, Let’s Look at Gen Z

It seems like all the talk has been about millennials recently, but there is a new generation coming up that is surely going to shake things up, from how we live to how we work and have fun. Let’s take a deep dive into everything Gen Z and how they are mixing things up in business.   Gen Z Grew Up with Smartphones While millennials may have grown up being glued to their televisions, Gen […]

Here’s Where Single-Family Rental Opportunities are Growing the Most

The single-family rental property market has been one of the hottest markets in commercial real estate in 2018, in certain places such as Dallas, it’s actually better to rent than purchase a home. Let’s take a closer look at where single-family rental properties are growing the most.   The Numbers Behind the Market According to CoreLogic’s Single-Family Rental Index, Las Vegas has led the nation in year-over-year rent price increases throughout the first half of […]

Robots are Changing the Way Warehouses are Designed and Built: Here’s How

As robots continue to establish a presence on the warehouse floor, this will significantly impact how these warehouses are both designed and built. More automation via robots will require economies of scale, which will impact the demand for warehouse space. Here is how robots are impacting the industrial warehouse market.   Warehouses Will Scale Down Space within warehouses will need to be utilized more intensively, which will result in the warehouses becoming smaller. As robots […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]