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Welcome to the New VTS Blog!

It’s fair to say that the last few months have been some of the busiest in the history of both VTS and Hightower. As many of you may know, VTS and Hightower merged in November 2016. Since then we’ve been working hard to combine our two companies, including our talent, offices, products, and, our blogs! (if you’re interested, you can read more about the progress we’re making with our migration here.)  

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The World’s Leading Brokers & Landlords Talk the Future of New York Real Estate

When you have the New York heads of two of the world’s largest commercial real estate brokerages in a room together, the world’s leading landlords come to listen. At our recent Manhattan Market breakfast, VTS welcomed Robert Alexander, Chairman of the New York Tri-State Region of CBRE, and Peter Riguardi, Chairman and President of the New York Tri-State Region for JLL, to lead a conversation around all things New York real estate. Get the highlights in the video below:

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Auto-free Zones: Boom or Bust for Retail Businesses?

Cities across the globe are jumping on the bandwagon to create pedestrian-friendly plazas and thoroughfares as a means to boost business for urban shopping and dining districts. But, these pedestrian malls have drawn their share of accolades and critics alike.

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Recommended Reading: The 3 Best CRE Articles of the Week

Every week, Hightower scours the web to find the most insightful, valuable articles in CRE across the office, retail, and industrial sectors. Here’s what we have for you this week.

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3 Things CRE Professionals are Thankful for this Year

Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and while this year hasn’t exactly been a cakewalk for commercial real estate, the industry has a lot to be thankful for. Across office, retail, and industrial, there’s plenty of good news to go around.

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Black Friday Still Crucial for Retailers and their Landlords

To many consumers, Black Friday is probably the most annoying shopping days of the year. But who can pass up those deals?

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14 Technologies Every Commercial Real Estate Broker Needs

This is a sneak preview from The Modern Broker, our guide for brokers in a tech-enabled world, coming out next week. Subscribe to the blog to get notified as soon as it comes out!

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Recommended Reading: The 3 Best CRE Articles of the Week

Every week, Hightower scours the web to find the most insightful, valuable articles in CRE across the office, retail, and industrial sectors. Here’s what we have for you this week.

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The Future of Proptech for London Commercial Real Estate

This post originally appeared as an article in Bisnow London.

The concept of proptech is no longer a new one. In fact, we think it’s fair to say that UK real estate professionals have caught the technology bug. We chatted with Charlie Wade, the UK managing director of VTS, one of the most cutting-edge companies to enter the PropTech scene, to chat about the future of technology in London’s commercial real estate market.

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Street Fairs Let Retailers Test Market Before Renting Expensive Storefront

In Manhattan, real estate easily runs retailers three figures a square foot. It’s no wonder many up-and-coming merchants are ditching the brick-and-mortar model and finding alternatives route to keep expenses down. One such alternative is street fairs.

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