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Suburban Office is Ready to Rally

Downtowns may be grabbing most of the headlines lately, but the suburbs are now doing more of the heavy lifting to push the office recovery forward.

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The Case For Dual Agency and the Impact of the California Ruling

It’s not easy to serve two different masters, but that’s exactly what dual agency does. So it comes as no surprise that dual agency is a controversial aspect of the real estate industry. On each side of the field experts argue the pros and cons of the practice, and, in a recent ruling, the California Supreme Court added its voice to the conversation, possibly changing the essence and even the existence of dual agency moving forward.

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The Modern Workplace: 6 Must-Haves for Today's Office Tenants

Today’s office tenants have different needs than they did ten years ago. No longer is a workplace simply just where employees come to do their jobs every day. Rather, the workspace has become interwoven with a company’s identity and plays an important role in attracting high-value talent, as well as helping to facilitate the most innovative, productive work.

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Store Closings Abound, But Don’t Sweat Retail

It seems like commercial real estate’s retail sector is crowded with bad news nowadays.

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Savills Studley Chief Economist Talks Things to Come For CRE in 2017

With significant change afoot globally, it’s hard to forecast what is going to happen in the commercial real estate industry in 2017. That said, we were lucky enough to get insight from Heidi Learner, chief economist at Savills Studley, about upcoming trends and the Commerce Department’s economic report last week. She shared her insights on the state of the U.S. economy, and its subsequent impact on commercial real estate over the course of the year.

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Welcome to the New VTS Blog!

It’s fair to say that the last few months have been some of the busiest in the history of both VTS and Hightower. As many of you may know, VTS and Hightower merged in November 2016. Since then we’ve been working hard to combine our two companies, including our talent, offices, products, and, our blogs! (if you’re interested, you can read more about the progress we’re making with our migration here.)  

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14 Technologies Every Commercial Real Estate Broker Needs

This is a sneak preview from The Modern Broker, our guide for brokers in a tech-enabled world, coming out next week. Subscribe to the blog to get notified as soon as it comes out!

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The Future of Proptech for London Commercial Real Estate

This post originally appeared as an article in Bisnow London.

The concept of proptech is no longer a new one. In fact, we think it’s fair to say that UK real estate professionals have caught the technology bug. We chatted with Charlie Wade, the UK managing director of VTS, one of the most cutting-edge companies to enter the PropTech scene, to chat about the future of technology in London’s commercial real estate market.

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The Rise of Business Intelligence in Commercial Real Estate

This post originally appeared as a guest post on Real Estate Tech News.

Commercial real estate has historically relied on outdated and disparate systems, using spreadsheets and CRM tools to house mountains of data. But these systems don’t talk to each other. That’s a huge problem causing landlords, brokers and asset managers to waste countless hours digging through multiple systems to answer even one simple question. It also makes it near impossible to see the big picture.

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What the Subscription Model Means for Office Leasing

This guest post comes to us from Dan Spiegel, Executive Vice President of Operations for Colliers International in the United States.

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