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ULI Europe: Despite Global Volatility and an Aging Population, Real Estate Opportunities Abound

As has been noted by other commentators, there seems to be a growing trend at real estate conferences to be incredibly broad in focus. Last week’s ULI European Conference, held in Paris, was no different. As a ULI Young Leader myself, I’ve come to appreciate and expect ULI’s global, macroeconomic lens, interspersed with new and exciting ideas, and this event certainly delivered. I share my takeaways below.

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U.S. Industrial Real Estate Set to Evolve in 2017 Thanks to Changing Tenant Expectations

The U.S. industrial real estate market was red-hot over the course of 2016. While most experts don’t expect that story to change too much, it is likely the sector’s success will look a bit different in 2017. From urban markets gaining ground to the importance of build-to-suit properties, tenants are starting 2017 with a tweaked set of expectations.

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Projects In and Around Airports Soar

Real estate in proximity to airports is taking off these days, with developers seeing now as a prime time to erect housing, offices, retail space, and more.

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Why Do E-Commerce Brands Expand Offline?

Retail landlords that have battled rising competition from e-commerce are finding an unlikely ally in e-tailers that are now knocking on their doors in search of brick-and-mortar storefronts.

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Suburban Office is Ready to Rally

Downtowns may be grabbing most of the headlines lately, but the suburbs are now doing more of the heavy lifting to push the office recovery forward.

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The Case For Dual Agency and the Impact of the California Ruling

It’s not easy to serve two different masters, but that’s exactly what dual agency does. So it comes as no surprise that dual agency is a controversial aspect of the real estate industry. On each side of the field experts argue the pros and cons of the practice, and, in a recent ruling, the California Supreme Court added its voice to the conversation, possibly changing the essence and even the existence of dual agency moving forward.

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The Modern Workplace: 6 Must-Haves for Today's Office Tenants

Today’s office tenants have different needs than they did ten years ago. No longer is a workplace simply just where employees come to do their jobs every day. Rather, the workspace has become interwoven with a company’s identity and plays an important role in attracting high-value talent, as well as helping to facilitate the most innovative, productive work.

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Store Closings Abound, But Don’t Sweat Retail

It seems like commercial real estate’s retail sector is crowded with bad news nowadays.

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Savills Studley Chief Economist Talks Things to Come For CRE in 2017

With significant change afoot globally, it’s hard to forecast what is going to happen in the commercial real estate industry in 2017. That said, we were lucky enough to get insight from Heidi Learner, chief economist at Savills Studley, about upcoming trends and the Commerce Department’s economic report last week. She shared her insights on the state of the U.S. economy, and its subsequent impact on commercial real estate over the course of the year.

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Auto-free Zones: Boom or Bust for Retail Businesses?

Cities across the globe are jumping on the bandwagon to create pedestrian-friendly plazas and thoroughfares as a means to boost business for urban shopping and dining districts. But, these pedestrian malls have drawn their share of accolades and critics alike.

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