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Economic Uncertainty a Rising Concern for CRE Execs, According to CBRE

While top talent is still the biggest challenge for corporate occupiers today, a new CBRE survey reveals that concerns about economic uncertainty are on the rise.

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Do Rising Interest Rates Really Hurt Property Values?

Just as the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, many investors believe rising short-term interest rates necessarily increase capitalization rates and weaken property values. The Federal Reserve raised benchmark rates a quarter-point in March and signaled two more possible hikes this year, and according to this wisdom many investors expect real estate investments to automatically weaken.

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British Businesses Get Flexible

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.

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4 Ways CRE Leaders Can WIN With Data

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.

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6 Ways to Better Manage Millennial Tenant Relationships

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.

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The 6 CRE Events to Attend this Spring

As the weather in the Northern Hemisphere starts to heat up, so too does the commercial real estate events circuit. There’s a slew of events taking place over the second quarter - here’s our take on some of the larger industry events you need to have on your radar.

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Sporting Goods Retailers Continue Striking Out: is Experiential Retail the Home Run Needed?

Outdoor and sporting goods retailers have suffered a big blow in sales during the past couple of years, forcing many to file bankruptcy.

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Driving Business Through Content: 10 Tips For Real Estate Professionals

As someone who has been in the real estate public relations/media/marketing sector for almost 30 years, I can honestly say that I have never seen a more effective tactic to build a brand than Content Marketing.

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Is Battersea Power Station London’s New Tech Hub?

When Google announced in 2013 that it had sealed a deal for 2.3 acres of land at Argent’s King's Cross development, in North London, it was seen as a major coup for the developer. The complex regeneration scheme surrounding the mainline station had taken a long time to deliver and Argent had a big task on its hands turning a once insalubrious location into a fashionable destination for office occupiers.

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CRETech 101: Leasing & Asset Management Platforms

Being a commercial owner today is more challenging than ever before. A rapidly changing investment landscape is bringing unprecedented complexity and creating a highly competitive environment:

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