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Revenue, Retention, Reputation: Why the Traditional Landlord Approach is Changing

Historically the primary focus of the vast majority of office landlords was to secure enough tenants to fill their buildings as quickly as possible. Their modus operandi was simple: persuade an occupier to sign as long a lease as possible, with a minimum rent-free period and on a maximum pounds per square foot rent, in the quickest way possible. Once the tenant signed on the dotted line the landlord could essentially not worry about that tenant/building until a lease event loomed large on the horizon.

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4 Food Trends Playing a Major Role in the Future of Retail CRE

Get this. People spend five hours per week looking at food posts on social media, on average. Meanwhile, they only cook food four hours a week.

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The CRE of Super Bowl LII: the Spotlight is on Minneapolis

The city of Minneapolis is in the spotlight as it prepares to host Super Bowl LII on February 4 at its new $1.1 billion, 1.75-million-square-foot U.S. Bank Stadium – the catalyst for the city landing the football extravaganza. It will host the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots.

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8 Practical Tips to Ensure Your Technology Rollout is a Success 

When considering a new software for your organization, there’s one major thing to keep in mind: your approach to rolling it out will be a major factor in your company’s success with the new solution. You only have one shot to launch this technology, and when you’ve invested considerable time into the purchase process, you want the rollout to go smoothly.

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A Whole New World: Understanding the Value of CRE Tech

Today’s commercial real estate landlords and brokers are faced with an opportunity unlike anything that has come before – rapid innovation that will fundamentally change the way our industry operates.

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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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Mall REIT Investor Interest Shows Retail Faith

Brick-and-mortar retail stores aren’t shown much love nowadays. Nearly every day, it seems, there is a negative headline about the “death of stores” and how everything will be bought online and flown to one’s doorstep by drones.

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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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4 Reasons why the Holidays are the Perfect Time for Retail Landlords to Try Hosting Popup Tenants

This guest blog post comes to the blog from Mohamed Haouache, CEO of Storefront.

Maybe the only thing worse than getting a lump of coal for Christmas is watching your retail space sit empty for the prime holiday season.

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