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Flexibility the Name of the Game at the ULI UK Annual Conference

Years ago, the term “flexibility” was not one commonly associated with commercial property. Typically, the term is an unglamourous one, often linked to uncertainty. However the recent ULI UK Annual Conference which took place at UBS’ Headquarters in London, flipped this concept on its head. Flexibility now appears to be a quality that is much sought after (and voluntarily so) by players in the UK commercial property market.

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Don’t Overlook Small Biz Retail Tenants

In today’s retail real estate world, most of the tenant focus is geared toward the large, national players. We tend to concentrate on chains closing stores – and there have been a lot of those announced this year – as well as new and existing major formats expanding or entering markets. Concentration on these developments has steered many investors away from checking out how small, local retail operations are performing across the country.

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Commercial Real Estate’s Urgent Need for Data and Reporting Standards

Earlier this year, GlobeSt.reported a nervousness from institutional investors in commercial real estate. The logic, as explained by Preqin's Andrew Moylan, was that while the demand for CRE remains high, institutional investors are perplexed, because they don’t know “where we are in the cycle” and whether or not now is a great time to be investing large sums.

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Is an Airbnb-Style Platform for Healthcare Real Estate Just What the Doctor Ordered?

While Airbnb matches travelers with people with a room or house to rent, a similar platform has been launched for physicians with excess space – whether it’s just a room or an entire office building.

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Amazon’s Whole Foods Buy Could Transform Retail CRE

Nothing has disrupted retail real estate over the last decade, save the Great Recession, more than Amazon. The e-commerce giant is given credit for scores of store closures and retailer bankruptcies; many industry observers claim that Amazon is single handedly killing malls.

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7 Standard Retail Spaces in a Transforming Industry

The retail real estate industry has been in the news a lot recently, with the traditional tenant mix evolving and entrenched shopping habits transforming.  Amidst this evolving environment, let’s take a step back and get a refresher about the different types of tenant spaces that make up most shopping centers and the tenants that call them home.

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The Triumphant Rise of 3D Printing: Good News for Commercial Property?

If recent announcements from Uber and Google are anything to go by, technology is taking the physical infrastructure of cities and commercial property by the scruff of the neck; realigning the boundaries of influence and reach. With non-property focused companies playing such a big role in defining the future role of commercial property, it’s clear that the paradigm has shifted.

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Move Over Millennials: Retailers are Targeting Digital-Savvy Gen Z

While many retailers have been focusing on millennials (and rightfully so), it’s time to plan for the next powerful buying group – Generation Z – which is even larger, and their shopping habits might just surprise you.

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How is the Rise of Urban Logistics Impacting the UK Property Landscape?

The retail world is rapidly evolving. Over the last decade the stratospheric growth of online-only retail behemoths like Amazon has forced traditional brick and mortar retailers to develop defensive ecommerce strategies and the intensification of competition has coincided with growing consumer demand for instant gratification. Where once consumers were happy to wait for a few days for items to be delivered, now they want their orders the next day or even in the next hour.

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Mixed-Use: Creating New Value for Retail Properties

The blurring of lines between where we work and where we shop will have a medium impact on shopping centers, restaurants, bars and office buildings over the next decade.

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