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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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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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Top 10 Most-Read VTS Blog Posts of 2017

With the end of 2017 just around the corner, we thought we’d take a look back at what topics you, our readers, were most interested in over the course of the year. From understanding the modern tenant, to creative ways to use office space, here are the top 10 VTS blog posts of 2017. 

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ULI, PwC Forecast 2018’s Top North American CRE Markets

Every year ULI and PwC put out their Emerging Trends in Real Estate report that forecasts what we could see take place in commercial real estate over the next 12 months. There is a lot to absorb in the 100-plus-page document, but many readers are often interested in the section that focuses on the nation’s top CRE metro areas, both from an overall industry standpoint, as well as broken out by property type.

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Amazon’s HQ2 will Create a CRE Explosion

For a company that sells goods over the Internet, Amazon sure has a formidable commercial real estate presence.

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4 Leading Entrepreneurs Share Their Best Advice for CRE Brokers

At its core, commercial real estate brokerage is truly an entrepreneurial business. While you might be working at a large, established company, it's still up to you to win new business, successfully manage client relationships and in many cases, run a high-performing team. Ultimately, your success is in your own hands, which presents you with a huge opportunity. 

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Investors Bet Against CMBS as Retail Weakens, but Retailers are Fighting Back

Retailers have been suffering since the rise of Amazon. Now retail’s weakness is infecting the commercial mortgage-backed securities market.

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How the World’s 5 Smartest Cities Are Tackling Growth & Infrastructure Pain

Last year, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PSCAT)—an advisory group comprised of leading scientists and engineers—sent a report to former U.S. President Barack Obama on the future of technology and cities. The report set out to answer the question as to how the government could best support science and technology and the related opportunities that can improve America’s cities in terms of quality of life, social services, infrastructure, and sustainability for all residents.

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Economic Uncertainty a Rising Concern for CRE Execs, According to CBRE

While top talent is still the biggest challenge for corporate occupiers today, a new CBRE survey reveals that concerns about economic uncertainty are on the rise.

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Are Landlords & Tenants in Sync? 3 Ways the UK Real Estate Sector is Reacting to Changing Tenant Demands

Today's office tenants have different needs to those of a decade ago, and the impact of technology is becoming increasingly evident by the day. How is this changing the legal landscape of commercial leasing?

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