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Grab a Bite to Eat and CoWork, Too? Restaurants Jump in 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 […]

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The Role of Design in the Industrial Sector’s Demand

CRE’s industrial sector has seen massive waves of growth within the past few years. Investors from all around the globe simply can’t get enough domestic industrial properties, and expanding online retailers are eagerly compiling huge portfolios of warehouse spaces in order to better meet consumer demands. With all these factors fueling the unprecedented demand for industrial properties, this CRE sector is also undergoing another kind of transformation – design. The days of big, grey and […]

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3 Ways Big Data and Other Tech Trends are Changing Warehousing

As the pace of innovation races towards never before seen speeds, many industries are being forced to undergo massive changes. The impact of contemporary tech trends have played a huge role in shaping CRE – and the metamorphosis is only just beginning. The industrial sector is one of the areas most affected by big data and tech growth. While these groundbreaking tools help to streamline workflows and increase efficiency, they also come along with their […]

Property Management Trends

6 Property Management Trends to Keep an Eye on in 2019

As we look ahead for what 2019 has to offer, many real estate professionals, investors, property managers and others who like to keep up with the market may be wondering what trends will we see this year. When it comes to property management, as our culture evolves, so do trends in the property management market. Let’s look at the various trends we will be keeping an eye out for in 2019, and how they can […]

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 […]