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4 Questions to Ask Technology Vendors to Make Sure Data Security is Top of Mind

This article originally appeared in Bisnow.

For commercial real estate firms exploring the benefits of platforms and tools hosted in the cloud, information security is top of mind. It’s important to be completely confident the platform you partner with a) has the proper systems and processes in place, and b) these systems are working properly to keep your data protected. While this due diligence process may be common for larger CRE firms with in-house security resources, it’s likely that smaller firms (for which security is not a core competency) won’t be as certain how to approach data protection.

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10 Unique Coworking Spaces Attracting Remote Workers

Coworking spaces are officially the new places to do business, with office-rental companies like WeWork (valued at $16 billion) leading the pack.

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3 Ways E-Commerce is Changing Leases

With the rise of e-commerce as a viable secondary retail channel, the role of the store has been altered in purely transactional terms. While the store’s importance to a retailer’s network is actually increasing, the amount of sales that are identified as being made in-store has shifted.

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The 9 News Sources Brokers Should Check Daily

Information is king in commercial real estate. Each piece of data you consume may come in handy as you prospect new tenants or update your owners about recent leasing activity. But with so much information floating around, how do you prioritize what to read and what sources to trust?

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5 CRE Conferences You Should Attend This Fall

The fall is packed with real estate events. It's a scheduling battle to figure out which to attend and which sessions to prioritize. We've put together our shortlist for the next few months:

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This Building Certification Promises to Make Employees Healthier

Buildings with green labels are nothing new. But, a building that “cares” about your health and well-being and engages you to make healthy choices in your own space — now that’s something new.

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Will Outdoor Offices Be the Next Big Trend?

From the cubicle to open offices to coworking, offices are changingand the outdoor office is one of the next frontiers.

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A Look Inside CBRE's Incredible "Second Shift"

CBRE is known for having cool offices. Just look at its Workplace360 initiative, which transformed cubicled offices into collaboration perfection.

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Would You Like a Haircut With That?

Beauty salons and barber shops don’t usually come to mind when people think about experiential retail. But, these tonsorial establishments are some of the best locations for people to socialize and have a refreshing break from daily life. They are about as experiential as it gets.

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Green Leases: A Primer

As building owners and tenants become more aware of the benefits of sustainability, many are opting to sign green leases, either during the leasing process or as an addendum to an existing lease. The goal is to help both parties save money by reducing operating costs and reach building efficiency goals. According to a 2015 study by the Institute for Market Transformation, green leases have the potential to save the U.S. office market $3.3 billion annually and cut energy consumption by up to 22% in leased buildings. Sounds pretty compelling. 

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