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5 Tips to Ensure Your CRE Tech Works for a Non-Millennial Workforce

For commercial real estate landlords and brokers who came up through the industry before the emergence of technology solutions, the transition to cloud-based platforms, digital dashboards and mobile apps can be exciting, yet also daunting.

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The Digital Transformation of the Built Environment

We are undergoing a Digital Transformation of the built environment. As a result, the face of commercial property has been irreversibly altered. The PropTech world has been praised, and sometimes blamed, for radical new business practices sweeping the industry. As important as it is to make room for innovation, we can’t lose sight of two things: Firstly, PropTech is just one small facet of change for the property industry; and secondly, a balance must be struck between digital and human interaction.

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Retail Investment Expected to Grow in 2017 With Focus on Secondary Markets

While retail is proving to be the slowest real estate segment to recover from the 2008 market crisis, there is good reason to be optimistic about the prospects for the sector.

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How Rouse Properties Uses Social Media to Actually Drive Deals

We’ve all heard about the rising prominence of social media in a B2B setting, but what about when it comes to commercial real estate? Can social media platforms actually be an effective means of attracting and converting new leads?

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Retail Sector Reaches for a Silver Lining

Brick-and-mortar retail is getting hammered by a barrage of negative news related to bankruptcies, store closings, slipping sales and retailer restructuring. Yet not everything in the retail sector is shrouded in gloom and doom. Cushman & Wakefield’s Garrick Brown recently highlighted the challenges and opportunities ahead for the retail sector in his latest webinar, Retail Armageddon? Not So Fast...

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California's Office & Industrial Markets Remain Robust in Q1

The nation’s largest state is filled with several major markets and submarkets. While it’s impossible to hit all of them in detail in a single installment, we’ve identified the most important office and industrial areas to help paint an accurate picture of the performance of commercial real estate in California over the first quarter.

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Equity Office & ICM Partners: How Technology Painted the Vision for a Reimagined Park Avenue Tower

Technology is changing how deals are done. Big time. In this original VTS video series, Dealmakers, we explore the intersection of commercial real estate and technology through the lens of today’s most interesting deals, and hear from the people who got them done. 

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What the Top 6 North American Markets Tell Us About Industrial Growth

Industrial real estate was 2016’s success story. Pushed forward by a booming e-commerce sector, industrial real estate ended the year with record highs in annual net absorption, construction completions, leasing activity and development.

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Collaboration is Innovation: Moving PropTech Forward

Now that PropTech is moving out of infancy and into adolescence, there’s a feeling of hope that our consciously guarded ecosystem might start opening up. When it does, the potential benefits are immeasurable.

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Email Marketing in CRE: 4 Tips to Ensure Your Message is Heard

Whether you’re a leasing broker marketing available space, or a tenant rep looking to attract new occupiers, email marketing is likely a critical component of your overall marketing strategy. And while email is a great way to showcase your offerings in a powerful way that is also cost-effective, if best practices are not followed, your recipients can easily miss your message or worse, block you from contacting them completely.

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