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WATCH: Maximize Your Leasing With Data

With the start of a new year, planning is top of mind. The commercial real estate industry is shifting from a property-focused model to a tenant-centric one and today's landlords and brokers know they must adopt new strategies to better attract, convert and retain their most valuable asset — tenants.

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CVS-Aetna Deal Could Heighten Experiential Retail

Last montht's acquisition of Aetna by CVS Health for $69 billion is a big deal for a lot of reasons. The merger of a major drugstore retailer with one of the largest insurance companies will likely introduce big changes for the healthcare industry by making it easier for consumers and employers to choose one place for routine care and prescriptions.

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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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3 Tips to Help the Modern CRE Firm Hire the Right Talent

As CRE firms adopt technology, their approach to hiring needs to evolve to ensure they are are securing the best skill sets.

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5 Takeaways From ULI's 2017 Fall Meeting

Urban Land Institute's 2017 Fall Meeting, its annual gathering of 6,000 real estate leaders – including developers, investors, architects, planners, brokers, academics, attorneys, and public officials – focused on topics ranging from the future of retail, new waves of workspace design, and the building boom in downtown Los Angeles where the conference was held.

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3 Things CRE Professionals are Thankful for in 2017

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and while the commercial real estate industry has experienced its share of challenges this year, it’s also evolving at an unprecedented rate. Change creates opportunity, and from booming industrial markets to the promise of new technologies, CRE professionals have a lot to be thankful for this year.

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The Two Simple Reasons Brokers Need to Use CRE Tech

There are two important reasons a commercial real estate broker should use technology – to provide unparalleled services to their clients and be viewed as a true value-add partner, and to position themselves to be faster, and more efficient and accurate in their day to day work.

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Building the Office of the Future

We’ve all heard rumors about Google’s office – scooters, legos, copious amounts of free food. Facebook embraces its startup culture with an internal bike shop. Twitter offers free laundry services. Thrillist offers paid time off on your birthday every year. An evolving workforce has set off a wave of new office habits, needs, and wants.

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New BOMA Standard: What Size is Your Office Building Really?

Need more proof that the way millennials work is impacting office real estate? Just take a look at how demand for outdoor spaces to attract young talent is changing how buildings are being measured.

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Bright Spots for U.S. Suburban Office Market

With all of the discussion about migration to downtown cores by residents, retailers and corporations, it wouldn’t be a stretch to conclude that offices in the suburbs are taking a hit. After all, the soaring rents in Manhattan and the city centers of locales such as San Francisco and Seattle are getting plenty of attention.

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