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Boston’s Seaport District Continues its Momentum

Boston is known as a gateway city in the United States for global commercial real estate investment for several reasons. It’s arguably the country’s educational Mecca, due to the area’s density of blue-chip universities. Major financial firms have large outposts there, as do technology companies. Plus, it’s a tourist hub for those wanting to experience the nation’s historical past, as well as its popular sports teams.

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Moneyballing & Property: Lessons from the Premier League

With data starting to take centre stage in the property industry, at VTS we are keenly interested in what lessons can be learned from other industries that have undergone a similar evolution.  Interestingly we identified that a strong parallel could be drawn between commercial property and other established industries, in particular commercial property and Premier League football.  This is a less traditional comparison than fintech, but if true, an extremely insightful analysis of how data can be applied in a wider context.

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Technology is the Biggest Driver of Change in the Workplace

There is no question that technology is drastically reshaping how and where people work. Employees are not just working from home or the office–they’re working from anywhere.

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9 Essential Podcasts for CRE Brokers

For the entrepreneurial real estate professional who is time poor but wants to stay up to date with the latest market trends and learn lessons from other masters of industry, podcasts are a fantastic resource. They’re not as time intensive as books (although kudos if reading is actually your thing – check out our list of top books for CRE brokers), and are an excellent way to make the most of your time on your commute or while working out.

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Tech Hubs on the Rise in 2017

Silicon Valley remains the unsurprising king of tech, but up-and-coming tech city centers are on the rise.

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PropTech: FinTech’s Greatest Test

I have written before about the symbiotic relationship between PropTech and FinTech, about how both industries rely mutually on each other’s success. But upon closer examination, the relationship is even more intricate than I first appreciated. Whilst aspects of PropTech may need FinTech in order to succeed, FinTech will continue to thrive without any involvement in property.

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Six Seaports Driving Demand For U.S. Industrial Markets

Industrial markets have been booming since the growth of e-commerce, and U.S. seaports support some of the industrys top demand drivers. They facilitate massive import and export volumes, support millions of jobs and both directly and indirectly form an essential part of the backbone of the industrial real estate sector.

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Mixed-Use Projects Lead Dallas Office Strength

It’s not enough to just build a class A office building anymore. In today’s commercial real estate setting, mixed-use offices with retail components and other uses, such as residential and hotels, are garnering the most attention.

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Landlords Should View Click and Collect as an Opportunity, Not a Threat

When it comes to online shopping the UK is leading the charge globally. In 2016, £133bn was spent online with UK retailers, according to figures from the IMRG Capgemini eRetail Sales Index – an increase of £18bn on the 2015 figure. UK shoppers also spend more online per household than consumers in other countries. A report published by the UK Cards Association earlier this year showed that UK households spent the equivalent of $5,900 using payment cards online in 2015, compared with just $4,500 in the US.

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8 Must-Read Books for CRE Brokers

  1. Now that summer has begun, everyone deserves a chance to sit back and relax for a little while. There is no better way to do that than with a nice book. There are a plethora of real estate books in the market, so to help with your selection, we have assembled a list of the top 8 books for CRE brokers. These essentials cover a huge spectrum of topics, from shifts in the real estate market to how the word “sale” itself is changing.

 

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