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Commercial Real Estate’s Urgent Need for Data and Reporting Standards

Earlier this year, GlobeSt.reported a nervousness from institutional investors in commercial real estate. The logic, as explained by Preqin's Andrew Moylan, was that while the demand for CRE remains high, institutional investors are perplexed, because they don’t know “where we are in the cycle” and whether or not now is a great time to be investing large sums.

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Amazon’s Whole Foods Buy Could Transform Retail CRE

Nothing has disrupted retail real estate over the last decade, save the Great Recession, more than Amazon. The e-commerce giant is given credit for scores of store closures and retailer bankruptcies; many industry observers claim that Amazon is single handedly killing malls.

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7 Standard Retail Spaces in a Transforming Industry

The retail real estate industry has been in the news a lot recently, with the traditional tenant mix evolving and entrenched shopping habits transforming.  Amidst this evolving environment, let’s take a step back and get a refresher about the different types of tenant spaces that make up most shopping centers and the tenants that call them home.

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The Triumphant Rise of 3D Printing: Good News for Commercial Property?

If recent announcements from Uber and Google are anything to go by, technology is taking the physical infrastructure of cities and commercial property by the scruff of the neck; realigning the boundaries of influence and reach. With non-property focused companies playing such a big role in defining the future role of commercial property, it’s clear that the paradigm has shifted.

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Move Over Millennials: Retailers are Targeting Digital-Savvy Gen Z

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.

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How is the Rise of Urban Logistics Impacting the UK Property Landscape?

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.

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Mixed-Use: Creating New Value for Retail Properties

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.

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5 Ways Office Buildings are Adopting Hospitality and Residential Concepts

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.

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What Impact Will the UK General Election Have on Real Estate?

Historically, people assume that in the build up to general elections there is a slowdown in activity in the real estate market. All markets hate uncertainty and there is nothing more uncertain than an election, as recent political events around the globe over the last 12 months have proven.

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5 Lessons CRE Professionals Can Learn From SaaS Companies

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.

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