Years ago, the term “flexibility” was not one commonly associated with commercial property. Typically, the term is an unglamourous one, often linked to uncertainty. However the recent ULI UK Annual Conference which took place at UBS’ Headquarters in London, flipped this concept on its head. Flexibility now appears to be a quality that is much sought after (and voluntarily so) by players in the UK commercial property market.
- By Sebastian Abigail
- June 27, 2017
- By Liz Wolf
- June 21, 2017
While Airbnb matches travelers with people with a room or house to rent, a similar platform has been launched for physicians with excess space – whether it’s just a room or an entire office building.
- By Liz Wolf
- June 14, 2017
While many retailers have been focusing on millennials (and rightfully so), it’s time to plan for the next powerful buying group – Generation Z – which is even larger, and their shopping habits might just surprise you.
- By James King
- June 6, 2017
The retail world is rapidly evolving. Over the last decade the stratospheric growth of online-only retail behemoths like Amazon has forced traditional brick and mortar retailers to develop defensive ecommerce strategies and the intensification of competition has coincided with growing consumer demand for instant gratification. Where once consumers were happy to wait for a few days for items to be delivered, now they want their orders the next day or even in the next hour.
- By Erin Grace
- June 5, 2017
The blurring of lines between where we work and where we shop will have a medium impact on shopping centers, restaurants, bars and office buildings over the next decade.
- By Amanda Marsh
- June 1, 2017
Gone are the days of sterile, uninviting office buildings. Office owners and developers are increasingly incorporating concepts borrowed from the hospitality and residential sectors to make workplaces more inviting for tenants.
- By Andrew Flint
- May 30, 2017
With progress in technology and data accelerating, the commercial real estate industry is changing quickly.
But smart commercial real estate professionals aren’t looking for new jobs...they’re adapting.
- By Ian Ritter
- May 24, 2017
Despite concern about the retail sector of commercial real estate right now, those looking for positive news need look no further than the Pacific Northwest. The region’s two biggest cities, Seattle and Portland, Ore., are both U.S. retail-fundamental strongholds.
- By Katie Higgins
- May 17, 2017
ICSC REcon. The annual retail real estate convention hosted by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), that sees around 37,000 commercial real estate professionals descend upon Las Vegas for several days of meetings, networking, panels and parties.
Department Store Closings Offer Unique Opportunities as Retail Property Market Aligns with Changing Consumer Demands
- By James Cook
- May 16, 2017
While some consumers might think the rise of online shopping and a wave of department store closings in the retail property market signals the imminent demise of the shopping center as we know it, those in the know see it as a once-in-a-generation opportunity.