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...
- By Ian Ritter
- May 2, 2017
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.
- By Katie Higgins
- April 26, 2017
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.
- By Erik Dolan-Del Vecchio
- April 14, 2017
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.
- By James Dearsley
- April 13, 2017
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.
- By Katie Higgins
- April 10, 2017
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.
- By Eoin Condren
- March 31, 2017
The UK’s business landscape is rapidly evolving. Over the last few years there has been a fundamental shift in the nation’s economy, with start-ups, SMEs and the self-employed accounting for a greater percentage of the workforce. According to the National Federation of Self Employed & Small Businesses at the start of last year there were a record 5.5 million private sector businesses. This was an increase of 97,000 on 2015 and two million more businesses than there were in 2000.
- By Jonathan Schultz
- March 30, 2017
Data is playing a much larger role in business these days, especially in day-to-day business operations. With the Internet of Things, companies can measure every aspect of their business at a truly amazing and granular level. CRE is no stranger to this data-everywhere approach to business. In fact, as a leader, not being fluent in data is quickly becoming a liability in today’s business environment.
- By Amanda Marsh
- March 29, 2017
In most industries, professionals can choose to be a generalist or specialist—and commercial real estate brokerage is no exception. But which is the most fulfilling path for brokers to take?
- By Amanda Marsh
- March 28, 2017
By 2020, Millennials will account for half of the global workforce, according to PwC research. As these individuals begin to dominate the office leasing landscape, this presents new challenges and opportunities for real estate brokers and landlords, who can no longer solely rely on established relationships and strategies to win new business and fill their buildings.