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Commercial Real Estate’s Data Revolution is Here – Are You Ready?

Transformation is underway in commercial real estate with data fast becoming the most important competitive differentiator for today’s landlords and brokers. In an industry long dominated by people being successful doing things the way they’ve always done them, there has been little motivation to adapt. Today’s decision, however, is clear – if you don’t position your business to capture critical insights and act on them, your success will be limited.

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How 9 Industry Leaders Are Redefining What it Means to Be a Landlord

Traditionally, the commercial real estate industry has focused on aspects of the physical property to make money. You buy a well-located asset, renovate the lobby and touch up the elevators. Your tenant (whom you haven’t spoken a great deal to since the lease was signed a few years ago) is presumably happy, and you end up disposing of the asset and making a significant return. Happy days.

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Parkway Properties COO Mike Fransen on His Pursuit to Create Properties Tenants Don't Want to Leave

Mike Fransen is COO of Parkway Properties Investments, LLC, which owns and operates high-quality office buildings in the Sunbelt. Fransen, who oversees a nearly 9 million-square-foot portfolio, leads the charge in adapting strategies to meet the rapidly changing needs of today’s tenants. Parkway understands that space today is more about the experience, and data is critical to understanding what their tenants want. They operate their properties with one goal in mind – to make customers more profitable and productive.

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An Inside Look at Cannabis-Dispensary Leasing

Recreational marijuana is now legal in nine states, 30 allow it medicinally and more are likely to do the same. As a result, there has been an impact on the retail sector of commercial real estate, due to a demand for space. But the brokerage process for these stores is complicated for several reasons.

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Appear Here CEO Ross Bailey on Why Retail Real Estate Needs a New Operating Model

VTS Innovators Spotlight is a VTS blog series that profiles the leading minds in commercial real estate, showcasing how they are transforming their organizations through technology and innovation.

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Ikea’s Small Stores: A Win for Retail CRE Landlords?

When one thinks of an Ikea store, the last thing that likely comes to mind is small.

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JLL Chooses VTS as its Exclusive Leasing and Asset Management Software Across the Americas

The team at VTS is incredibly excited to announce that JLL Agency Leasing has chosen VTS as its exclusive leasing and asset management software across the Americas. This is the first time that a global brokerage has offered VTS exclusively on this scale – a huge milestone! You can read our official press release here.

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Don't Get Taken Hostage by Your Tenants: Lessons from Former Lead FBI Hostage Negotiator Chris Voss

When it comes to negotiating, no one knows how to do it better than Chris Voss – former lead hostage negotiator for the FBI, co-author of the best-seller, Never Split The Difference: Negotiating As If You’re Life Depending On It, and founder and CEO of The Black Swan Group, which provides training on the art of the negotiation.

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12 Tenant Experience Companies That Landlords Need Today

The mindset and expectations of the modern tenant have completely changed thanks to the rise of co-working and flexible space offerings, the influx of millennials entering the workforce and an increased reliance on technology. To attract and retain this next generations of tenants, landlords are adopting a tenant-centric mindset and creating sought-after experiences in their buildings.

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Fireside Chat with Emmitt Smith: From the NFL to Commercial Real Estate

What do a former NFL Hall of Fame Running Back and a technology entrepreneur have in common? A passion for commercial real estate.

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