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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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Boston CBD Experiences an Office Boom

The Boston area has long been known as a technology hub for commercial real estate office tenants, but its downtown was considered primarily financial, much like Wall Street in Manhattan, and its surrounding Financial District.

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Q&A: Half Price Books Bucks Store-Closing Trends With Experiential Retail

Much of what one hears about in the retail real estate industry nowadays is store closures, so it’s refreshing to learn about a company actually opening more locations. One of them is Half Price Books, which is doing so in a sector of retail that has gotten hammered over the years by Amazon and digital media.

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The Rise of the “Urban-Suburban” Office Market

While the focus has been on the U.S. downtown office market and its recovery for the past several years, it’s time for the suburban office market to step into the spotlight as it continues its comeback.

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4 Must-Attend 2018 PropTech Conferences

I have been compiling a comprehensive list of property and PropTech conferences around the globe in 2018, and boy, it’s been a big job. I think we’re looking about 70 events already, and info on more is arriving in my inbox every day.

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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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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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