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Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality: The CRE Starter's Guide

There has been much talk lately of how commercial owners and brokers are stepping up their marketing game by offering 3D imaging and virtual reality tours. But as virtual and augmented reality race toward becoming an $80 billion market by 2025—with $2.6 billion of that specifically real estate-related—it’s important to understand the practical and valuable impacts the technologies will have on the industry as a whole.

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Customer Demand & Competition Driving CRE Firms to Hire Tech Experts in Key Senior Roles

As more commercial real estate companies embrace technology—from cloud-based data storage to lease administration software to project tracking platformsthey’re looking to beef up their technology teams by adding technology experts in key senior roles.

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Amid a Sea of Store Closures, Home-Improvement Retail Thrives

The home-improvement sector of commercial real estate tends to fluctuate.

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4 Signs Your Brokerage Needs New Tech

For brokers working in today’s market, chances are you’re not completely enamored with the technology solutions your firm currently utilizes, particularly if you’ve had the same tools and systems in place for a number of years.

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The Top 7 CRE Events to Attend in March

The commercial real estate events scene is heating up, with a slew of conferences happening across the globe. Here are our top event picks for March.

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The 4 Transit Projects You Need to Know About in 2017

Transit projects are pumping billions of dollars into local economies. At the same time, existing and planned transit projects are carrying more weight in influencing location decisions for businesses and residents alike, and are serving as catalysts for new transit oriented development (TOD) projects.

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Is There an Upside to the Sears Debacle?

The bad news for Sears Holdings never seems to end.

After years of struggling sales and financial losses, there is speculation that Sears is close to filing for bankruptcy. Net losses for the owner of the Sears and Kmart chains are now reportedly around $1 billion a year, and revenue has basically been cut in half over the last decade. Plus, the retailer announced in January that it is closing 150 stores on top of the several dozen it has shut in prior years.

 

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The State of London Investment: Top of the Market or Temporary Blip?

What’s happening to commercial real estate investment in London at the moment? There are conflicting reports currently doing the rounds about its health. On the one hand, investment volumes in the capital increased by £4.1bn in the final quarter of 2016, according to CBRE’s latest Property Perspective report. On the other, the annual total of £13.1bn was down on levels recorded in 2015.

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Pension Funds Keep NYC in the Crosshairs

New York City has long been a favorite spot to put capital to work for both domestic and foreign pension fund real estate investors. And despite the run-up in property prices in recent years, the market remains a prime target for buyers.

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Pension Funds Maintain Appetite for Commercial Real Estate

Pension funds and other institutional investors have been pushing more money into commercial real estate in recent years. But some are now questioning whether allocations have hit a plateau and if investors will hit the pause button in 2017.

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