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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 […]

4 Things Industrial Buildings Can Learn from Amenity-Rich Office Buildings

The biggest challenge the industrial sector faces today is retaining employees. If offices are decked out with extravagant amenities and high-end technology, why aren’t warehouses designed with the same type of look in mind? The bottom line is amenities make people want to come to work. For distribution and warehouse centers, it is often difficult to match the appeal of an amenity-rich office building, but here are a few ways industrial buildings can level up. […]

5 Ways to Get and Implement Resident Feedback in Multifamily

Happy residents and tenants are at the heart of a prosperous multifamily property, and what better way to ensure your tenants are getting exactly what they want than by asking them directly? Getting resident feedback and appropriately analyzing and implementing the results allows for a successfully run property. Some think that asking for feedback can encourage residents to create problems or issues, however, this is not the case. It will make tenants feel more comfortable […]

Retail Space

5 Smart Ways to Monetize Empty Retail Space

The retail industry has gone through some major changes over the past few years. With the inception and subsequent explosive popularity of e-commerce, retail has been forced to adapt and overcome. However, that hasn’t stopped the sector from hearing about the menacing “retail apocalypse.” With reports of ghost town malls and bankrupt big-box stores, some real estate professionals, landlords, and investors are left to get creative when filling vacant retail space. Though this may seem […]

5 Things to Consider When Selecting a Warehouse

There are so many important factors that should be considered when searching for warehouse space. Your business will have unique warehousing needs and it can sometimes be daunting to sift through all the industrial lingo and sales pitches just to find the right space for your business. Here are five things you should consider when selecting a warehouse. How Old is the Warehouse? The secret to a quality warehouse is finding one that balances both […]

5 Reasons Why Pop-Up Stores Simply Work

Pop-up shops are giving retailers a whole new edge. Not only do they sell a product, but they also sell an experience to consumers. These are less costly options for brands and retailers to showcase their products and gives them the option to explore new markets without making long-term commitments by signing leases. Let’s take a look at five reasons why pop-up stores simply work. They’re An Experience Pop-up stores offer a retail environment with […]

4 Things Today’s Savvy Real Estate Investors Should Know About Opportunity Zones

Opportunity Zones have been a hot topic in commercial real estate recently. You may be asking, “what exactly are opportunity zones?” If you are a savvy real estate investor, here are four things you should know about opportunity zones, beginning with the textbook definition for what they are. What are Opportunity Zones? An Opportunity Zone is an economically-distressed community where investors can earn preferential tax treatment for pouring capital into it. Post-recession, some communities simply […]

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 […]

6 Tech Amenities All Office Tenants See as Must-Haves

Today’s tenants demand a lot from their office spaces, particularly when it comes to technology. An office space can do wonders in attracting and retaining talent with the tech amenities being at the top of many tenants’ wish lists. Here are six tech amenities all office tenants see as must-haves. Applications Hosted in the Cloud The Cloud is what propelled the flexible work generation. This allows people to work from virtually anywhere that has a […]

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 […]