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 […]

4 Things to Know About Occupancy Sensors and CRE

According to Condeco, the typical office utilization rate is just 39 percent, meaning many offices simply have too much space, which is why they employ occupancy sensors to determine where they can downsize and what spaces are not being used frequently or at all. Here is a brief description of how occupancy sensors work, what they cannot do and what benefits they can offer building owners and tenants. How Do Occupancy Sensors Work? There are […]

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 […]

Ways Landlords Can Leverage Technology to Increase Revenues

As a landlord, you’re always looking for ways to give a boost to the bottom line. With technology a huge part of that bottom line these days, it only makes sense that you’re going to look to it not only to increase revenue but to improve your tenants’ experience as well. So what are the ways in which you can do this? Here are a few that we’ve collected: Use machine learning and artificial intelligence […]

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 […]

Will AI Keep Your Property Secure?

How significant is artificial intelligence when it comes to property security? Given that, as The New York Times notes, home security and its cadre of AI assistance is expected to become a $47.5 billion business by 2020, could commercial real estate be far behind? “We put in the cameras to create a perimeter with no dead zones,” Edgeworth Security chief executive Ken Young told the Times with regard to property protection. Edgeworth is a Pittsburgh-based […]

Retailers Add Lockers to Capitalize on Online Sales

One of the latest trends in online sales is actually taking place in person. Online order pickup lockers are being installed in physical locations, something Amazon has been doing for a while now. The latest company to do this is do-it-yourself superstar retailer Home Depot, which, as Bisnow reports, has begun installation of their own pickup lockers at many locations. The lockers, which are designed to let customers order online and then come in to […]

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 […]