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WATCH: How to Convert Better Deals Faster

Every commercial real estate leasing and asset management team knows the pain of losing a high-quality prospect. This can happen for a variety of reasons – perhaps because a space didn’t show well, or it took too long to negotiate a deal and the tenant received a better offer. Whatever the reason, a lost, dead or even delayed deal means more downtime and less revenue in the door. Not ideal.

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MIPIM 2018: Brexit, PropTech and Coworking the Hot Topics

As they do every March, commercial real estate professionals and civic leaders from around the globe recently converged on Cannes, France, for the annual MIPIM conference that internationally examines the industry.

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Ghost Restaurants and the Impact on Commercial Real Estate

A hot, new restaurant concept is taking off in densely populated cities like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington, D.C., but don’t try to make a reservation or stop in to grab a bite to eat. These restaurants have no dining areas, no storefronts and no wait staff. They’re “ghost restaurants” or “virtual restaurants” – and are delivery only. They allow restaurateurs to diversify or expand with little overhead or test out new concepts.

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Brexit Uncertainty Further Bolsters Popularity of Coworking in the U.K.

Of all the headlines generated by the flurry of data heavy annual reports produced by property consultancy groups in the first few weeks of the year, one of the most attention grabbing was Cushman & Wakefield’s coworking study – Coworking 2018: The Flexible Workplace Evolves. The company’s research concluded that the largest occupier of office space in London is now serviced office operator WeWork (second only to the UK government).

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Retail Growth More Prevalent Than You Might Think

Retail real estate might not be in such bad shape after all.

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PropTech: Using Collaboration to Avoid a Slump

PropTech is reaching for a peak that, according to all predictions, is leading directly to a slump. If PropTech wants to avoid that, we need to start planning the escape right now.

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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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4 Must-Attend 2018 PropTech Conferences

I have been compiling a comprehensive list of property and PropTech conferences around the globe in 2018, and boy, it’s been a big job. I think we’re looking about 70 events already, and info on more is arriving in my inbox every day.

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Data-Driven Leasing: Increase Revenue by Optimizing Your "Revenue Funnel"

Commercial real estate is going through a period of rapid transformation, unlike anything ever experienced before in the industry.

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