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.
- By James Dearsley
- June 15, 2017
- By Liz Wolf
- June 14, 2017
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.
- By James King
- June 6, 2017
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.
- By Erin Grace
- June 5, 2017
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.
- By Amanda Marsh
- June 1, 2017
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.
- By Charlie Wade
- May 31, 2017
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.
- By Andrew Flint
- May 30, 2017
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.
- By Erik Dolan-Del Vecchio
- May 25, 2017
Millennials are more likely to continue living with their parents into adulthood than any other American generation in the last 130 years. Census data shows 34.1% of Millennials are still living in their childhood homes. Perhaps more alarming, more Millennials live with their parents than live in any other living situation.
- By Ian Ritter
- May 24, 2017
Despite concern about the retail sector of commercial real estate right now, those looking for positive news need look no further than the Pacific Northwest. The region’s two biggest cities, Seattle and Portland, Ore., are both U.S. retail-fundamental strongholds.
- By Liz Wolf
- May 23, 2017
Industrial might not be the sexiest real estate sector, and historically, industrial REITs aren’t necessarily known for posting “wow” returns. However, thanks to flourishing e-commerce giants like Amazon, industrial REITs that own the warehouses and distribution centers needed to fill all of these online orders are gaining favor on Wall Street.