Watch These Big Players in CRE Crowdfunding

At one time, it was extremely difficult and limited to secure quality investments in commercial real estate, and not all borrowers qualified for traditional bank loans. However, thanks to the “Jumpstart Our Business Startups” act of 2012, also known as the JOBS Act, the opportunity to market private investments to the public arose. Due to this crowdfunding began, thus allowing a new tier of quality investors to reach those seeking investments. In the years since […]

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 […]

Amazon’s Impact on Grocery, and the Innovation that Follows

Amazon sent shockwaves throughout America and abroad when news broke of the e-commerce giant’s acquisition of Whole Foods Market. The $13.4 billion deal was the first of its kind and showed a leap of faith in from traditional shopping trends to a new, technologically advanced horizon. Amazon currently has a variety of grocery based options such as AmazonFresh, Prime Now, Prime Pantry, Subscribe and Save and of course, Whole Foods.  With the implementation of these […]

Grocers Going Small to Stay Relevant

Some Grocers Going Small to Stay Relevant

Growing numbers of smaller format grocery stores with limited inventories are popping up all over the country. Major chains like Target, Kroger, and Meijer have started opening small-format locations that are typically fractions smaller than their traditional big box stores. How are these smaller grocers improving sales? Let’s find out. Grocery stores are a $600 billion industry according to the Food Market Industry. The shift from larger format stores to smaller stores is really driven […]

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 […]