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5 Ways The Internet Of Things Will Make Industrial Real Estate Smarter

The warehouses and factories that make up the industrial real estate sector are the backbone of the supply chain. And now, new technologies are giving developers and landlords new ways to make industrial real estate smarter. By embracing the Internet of Things (IoT), industrial buildings have the opportunity to become more efficient, safe and profitable.

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5 Office Buildings Raising the Bar on Green

Corporate users and office developers are continuing to go above and beyond when it comes to green building. Sustainable design features such as rooftop gardens, wind turbines and recycled graywater aimed at increasing energy efficiency and reducing water consumption are increasingly becoming mainstream building practices.

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The 8 Types of Industrial Real Estate Properties

When most people think of commercial real estate, their minds gravitate toward the types of properties they’re most familiar with: offices (where they work) and retail (where they shop). They’re usually not thinking of the industrial properties where the goods they use are made and shipped from.

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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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Why Retail Owners Can’t Overlook the Outdoor Industry

The outdoor retail industry made headlines a few weeks ago when Bass Pro Shops announced it was buying competitor Cabela’s for $5.5 billion.

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Everything You Need to Know About Building Certifications

Todays developers have a lot more to consider than just the local building code and the laws of physics when designing a new property or renovating an existing one. Working through the seemingly endless list of building certifications can become a massive project in its own right. That’s why below, we’ve broken down the major certifications by category and their major benefits.

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The Top 5 Commercial Real Estate Owners By Square Feet

When the biggest commercial real estate owners make moves, the rest of the industry feels the consequences. So who are these players and how do their strategies differ? We’ve found a lot of variation at the top, with each landlord taking a unique approach to their portfolio.


Here’s our overview of the top five commercial real estate owners by square footage.

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How Predictive Analytics Can Change Commercial Real Estate Brokerage

This guest post comes to us from Dan Spiegel, Executive Vice President of Operations for Colliers International in the United States.

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The 4 Most Common Tenant Improvements for Today's Office

We know that millennials are already making a big impact on office life and work style. But, since many offices have come to be a reflection of the company culture, the millennial effect is also impacting the physical office, interior design, and furniture.

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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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