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Retail Apocalypse? More Stores Will Open in 2017 Than Close

The retail sector is undergoing a transformation. Retail bankruptcies are at record levels, Amazon is leaping into brick-and-mortar and even luxury retailers are struggling. Yet despite all the turmoil, retailers are set to open more shops than they will close this year.

That surprising finding comes from IHL Group’s recent report, and rather than disputing the fact that the retail industry is shifting, the data reveals which types of stores are failing and which are succeeding. From changing consumer preferences to inventory imbalances, retail’s transformation has major implications for the commercial real estate industry.

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Marcus & Millichap: Hurricanes Impact Nationwide Retail & Office CRE

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, which both had wreaked havoc in Texas and Florida, continue to have ramifications for the commercial real estate industry, not just in those states, but across the country.

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A Second Wind: the Rebirth of 5 Iconic Sports Stadiums

Franchise owners around the world are looking to build bigger, better public temples for their professional sports teams as they seek to up their game and lure more fans. Think billion-dollar venues that are designed to impress with fun fan features, amenities and experiences like huge retractable roofs, mobile food ordering, humongous HD LED video boards, and even VIP sections with poolside cabanas.

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How SJP Used Technology to Attract Top TAMI Tenants to Eleven Times Square

New York based SJP Properties sees innovation as an opportunity, not a risk. That’s why technology is at the forefront of their strategy to attract and retain top tenants.

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The Shifting Role Of Brick-And-Mortar Retail: Enter Omnichannel

These days it seems everybody loves talking about the death of brick-and-mortar retail. While it’s true we’ve witnessed record levels of bankruptcies this year, that doesn’t mean brick-and-mortar is becoming obsolete.

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Amazon’s HQ2 will Create a CRE Explosion

For a company that sells goods over the Internet, Amazon sure has a formidable commercial real estate presence.

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Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology: A Starter’s Guide for CRE

Bitcoin has been a hot topic lately. Its value skyrocketed from $600 apiece last September to peak near $5,000 in early September this year. China is trying to shut the cryptocurrency down and Jamie Dimon called it a scam, but despite all that, it looks like Bitcoin is just getting stronger.

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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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11 Tech Buzzwords Real Estate Professionals Need to Know

Ever find yourself involved in a conversation comprised almost entirely of acronyms?

In the tech community — where entrepreneurs speak a language all their own — it happens all the time.

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9 Tips for Becoming a Better Networker

Networking is a critical part of any CRE professional's job. As a matter of fact, it’s a critical part of everybody’s job. And with conference season in full swing, there's no better time to brush up on your networking skills and maybe even pick up some new ones. 

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