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Former Post Offices Finding New Life as Mixed-Use Projects, Community Hubs

An increasing number of old post office properties around the country are being reinvented into everything from upscale apartments and hotels to creative office space and even a train hall.

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Well-Designed Workspaces Have a Direct Impact on Productivity

One of the hallmarks of successful employers over the next few years will be their ability to make the most of their use of digital technology to improve the working lives of their people.

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Will WeWork Become a Retail Force?

WeWork has definitely made its mark in commercial real estate’s office sector.

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The Digital Footrace: Four Reasons Landlords Need to Invest in Technology Now

As CRE Tech continues its rapid advancement, landlords who haven’t done so need to make moves to bring their technological capabilities up to speed.

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Tech Heavy Cities Rule U.S. Office Market

It’s probably not much of a surprise in the current economy that cities with a strong technology firm presence have the best-performing office markets in the United States.

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WATCH: Unlock the Revenue Potential of Your Tenant Base

According to the Harvard Business Review, the cost of acquiring a new customer can be anywhere from five to 25 times more expensive than retaining an existing one. From the commercial real estate perspective, when you add up the cost of marketing available space, paying out broker commissions and TI incentives, not to mention downtime, the value of retaining the right tenants becomes clear.

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VTS Innovators Spotlight: Ilene Goldfine, Vice President, Hines

Hines, the global real estate investment, development and management firm, is well-known for its innovative culture. Few people understand the power of that culture better than Ilene Goldfine, Vice President of the firm’s Business Technology Group, who plays a key role in furthering the firm’s technological capabilities. Goldfine has been with Hines since 1998 in a variety of roles, including senior project accountant, fund controller and director of investment management — all of which prepared her to lead the group, which was launched in 2015.

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Boston CBD Experiences an Office Boom

The Boston area has long been known as a technology hub for commercial real estate office tenants, but its downtown was considered primarily financial, much like Wall Street in Manhattan, and its surrounding Financial District.

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Q&A: Half Price Books Bucks Store-Closing Trends With Experiential Retail

Much of what one hears about in the retail real estate industry nowadays is store closures, so it’s refreshing to learn about a company actually opening more locations. One of them is Half Price Books, which is doing so in a sector of retail that has gotten hammered over the years by Amazon and digital media.

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The Rise of the “Urban-Suburban” Office Market

While the focus has been on the U.S. downtown office market and its recovery for the past several years, it’s time for the suburban office market to step into the spotlight as it continues its comeback.

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