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How Rouse Properties Uses Social Media to Actually Drive Deals

We’ve all heard about the rising prominence of social media in a B2B setting, but what about when it comes to commercial real estate? Can social media platforms actually be an effective means of attracting and converting new leads?

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Retail Sector Reaches for a Silver Lining

Brick-and-mortar retail is getting hammered by a barrage of negative news related to bankruptcies, store closings, slipping sales and retailer restructuring. Yet not everything in the retail sector is shrouded in gloom and doom. Cushman & Wakefield’s Garrick Brown recently highlighted the challenges and opportunities ahead for the retail sector in his latest webinar, Retail Armageddon? Not So Fast...

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California's Office & Industrial Markets Remain Robust in Q1

The nation’s largest state is filled with several major markets and submarkets. While it’s impossible to hit all of them in detail in a single installment, we’ve identified the most important office and industrial areas to help paint an accurate picture of the performance of commercial real estate in California over the first quarter.

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Investors Bet Against CMBS as Retail Weakens, but Retailers are Fighting Back

Retailers have been suffering since the rise of Amazon. Now retail’s weakness is infecting the commercial mortgage-backed securities market.

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Equity Office & ICM Partners: How Technology Painted the Vision for a Reimagined Park Avenue Tower

Technology is changing how deals are done. Big time. In this original VTS video series, Dealmakers, we explore the intersection of commercial real estate and technology through the lens of today’s most interesting deals, and hear from the people who got them done. 

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Brewery Construction is Greener Than Ever

Craft brewing is in a perpetual state of construction these days, as new breweries are created and bottlenecks in existing breweries are eased.

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Office Space After Hours: 10 Creative Uses for Owners & Tenants

With tenants typically only occupying office buildings during the day, a case could be made that it’s a waste of space and energy for buildings to sit empty after quitting time while landlords continue paying operating costs 24/7.

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How the World’s 5 Smartest Cities Are Tackling Growth & Infrastructure Pain

Last year, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PSCAT)—an advisory group comprised of leading scientists and engineers—sent a report to former U.S. President Barack Obama on the future of technology and cities. The report set out to answer the question as to how the government could best support science and technology and the related opportunities that can improve America’s cities in terms of quality of life, social services, infrastructure, and sustainability for all residents.

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What the Top 6 North American Markets Tell Us About Industrial Growth

Industrial real estate was 2016’s success story. Pushed forward by a booming e-commerce sector, industrial real estate ended the year with record highs in annual net absorption, construction completions, leasing activity and development.

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Collaboration is Innovation: Moving PropTech Forward

Now that PropTech is moving out of infancy and into adolescence, there’s a feeling of hope that our consciously guarded ecosystem might start opening up. When it does, the potential benefits are immeasurable.

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