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Commercial Real Estate’s Data Revolution is Here – Are You Ready?

Transformation is underway in commercial real estate with data fast becoming the most important competitive differentiator for today’s landlords and brokers. In an industry long dominated by people being successful doing things the way they’ve always done them, there has been little motivation to adapt. Today’s decision, however, is clear – if you don’t position your business to capture critical insights and act on them, your success will be limited.

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An Inside Look at Cannabis-Dispensary Leasing

Recreational marijuana is now legal in nine states, 30 allow it medicinally and more are likely to do the same. As a result, there has been an impact on the retail sector of commercial real estate, due to a demand for space. But the brokerage process for these stores is complicated for several reasons.

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JLL Chooses VTS as its Exclusive Leasing and Asset Management Software Across the Americas

The team at VTS is incredibly excited to announce that JLL Agency Leasing has chosen VTS as its exclusive leasing and asset management software across the Americas. This is the first time that a global brokerage has offered VTS exclusively on this scale – a huge milestone! You can read our official press release here.

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Don't Get Taken Hostage by Your Tenants: Lessons from Former Lead FBI Hostage Negotiator Chris Voss

When it comes to negotiating, no one knows how to do it better than Chris Voss – former lead hostage negotiator for the FBI, co-author of the best-seller, Never Split The Difference: Negotiating As If You’re Life Depending On It, and founder and CEO of The Black Swan Group, which provides training on the art of the negotiation.

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5 Reasons Why it’s Critical for Your Leasing Team to Have a Mobile Strategy

Commercial real estate leasing is one of the world’s most mobile professions. After all, if a leasing rep or broker is sitting at their desk and entering information into a spreadsheet more than they’re out in the field, viewing buildings, meeting with potential tenants and taking them on tours, they’re not really doing their job properly.

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5 Articles to Read Before ICSC RECon 2018

As they do every year, tens of thousands of retail real estate landlords, brokers, tenants and vendors will soon converge in Las Vegas for the global retail convention, RECon. Hosted by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), RECon is taking place May 20 – 23.

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The 7 International Retailers U.S. Landlords Need to Know About

Retailers based in other countries are not new to the U.S. shopping-center landscape. Consumers here are very aware of Aldi, H&M, IKEA, Zara, and others.

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MIPIM 2018: Brexit, PropTech and Coworking the Hot Topics

As they do every March, commercial real estate professionals and civic leaders from around the globe recently converged on Cannes, France, for the annual MIPIM conference that internationally examines the industry.

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Ghost Restaurants and the Impact on Commercial Real Estate

A hot, new restaurant concept is taking off in densely populated cities like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington, D.C., but don’t try to make a reservation or stop in to grab a bite to eat. These restaurants have no dining areas, no storefronts and no wait staff. They’re “ghost restaurants” or “virtual restaurants” – and are delivery only. They allow restaurateurs to diversify or expand with little overhead or test out new concepts.

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Brexit Uncertainty Further Bolsters Popularity of Coworking in the U.K.

Of all the headlines generated by the flurry of data heavy annual reports produced by property consultancy groups in the first few weeks of the year, one of the most attention grabbing was Cushman & Wakefield’s coworking study – Coworking 2018: The Flexible Workplace Evolves. The company’s research concluded that the largest occupier of office space in London is now serviced office operator WeWork (second only to the UK government).

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