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NAI Black is a proven leader in commercial real estate brokerage and property management services serving the Inland Northwest market and beyond directly and through its NAI Global affiliation. Originally founded in 1958 as James S. Black & Company, NAI Black has nearly a five-decade track record of superior transactional performance and favorable outcomes for assets entrusted to our management. Under the direction of Chief Executive Officer David R. Black since 1984, NAI Black has been engineered to deliver cutting-edge services of the highest quality to its customers and serve a wide spectrum of real estate needs.

Thought Leadership: How CRE Fits into Corporate Strategy

The cliché of “Location, location, location” applies in commercial real estate (CRE) as much as residential, but what factors you bundle into that assessment are, naturally, vastly different and should be explicitly tied to corporate strategy. That’s the realm of corporate real estate management (CREM). Corporate decisionmakers A savvy corporate client on the hunt for [...]

By | March 26th, 2021|Commercial Real Estate, Property Management, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Thought Leadership: How CRE Fits into Corporate Strategy

Eye of the Beholder: Tapping into the Art of CRE Photography

Commercial real estate (CRE) comes alive with compelling photography, and this has never been truer than in this age where most prospective tenants and clients begin and end their search for property online. Of course, there are some things a great photo can’t do: it can’t negotiate rates, or check leases, and it certainly doesn’t [...]

By | February 26th, 2021|Commercial Real Estate|Comments Off on Eye of the Beholder: Tapping into the Art of CRE Photography

Green & Lean: Smart Ways Retail, and CRE, Can Clean Up Its Act

Green and sustainable retail has been a talking point for at least two decades, but it has previously been characterized as “unachievable” and even “unaffordable” with some of the big brand retailers detailing how they experienced push back from consumers as greener principles led to increased prices, especially in the early 2000s. This is, however, [...]

By | January 29th, 2021|Commercial Real Estate, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Green & Lean: Smart Ways Retail, and CRE, Can Clean Up Its Act

How are Retail Spaces Addressing Lease Renewals Right Now?

Since the pandemic, planning for the future has become incredibly difficult. Whether it’s the one-month outlook or one-year forecast, uncertainty looms over every prediction. 2020’s widespread barriers to foresight have been causing troubles across the board. However, the impacts have been particularly intense for commercial real estate leasing. As a result, today’s leases are more [...]

By | December 30th, 2020|Commercial Real Estate, Uncategorized|Comments Off on How are Retail Spaces Addressing Lease Renewals Right Now?

What Does the Shopping Mall of the Future Look Like?

Shopping malls have been at the forefront of commercial real estate conversations for years now. After a seemingly endless discussion, the future outlook of the American shopping mall remains hazy. We still don’t know exactly what will save malls and bring these public shopping centers back into the spotlight for consumers. A New World for [...]

By | November 30th, 2020|Commercial Real Estate|Comments Off on What Does the Shopping Mall of the Future Look Like?

Amazon’s Building Boom and How the Industrial Space will be Impacted

After a tumultuous year, commercial real estate’s industrial sector is possibly more important than ever before. Within this arena, Amazon has succeeded in being one of the main players keeping the network of supply and demand moving throughout the pandemic - and after earning their stripes by persevering in a time of immense disruption, this [...]

By | October 30th, 2020|Commercial Real Estate|Comments Off on Amazon’s Building Boom and How the Industrial Space will be Impacted

Exploring the Rise in Secondary & Tertiary Markets

BY STEVE LEWISSPONSORED BY SIOR FOUNDATION For quite a while now, CRE observers have been touting the significant growth potential for secondary and tertiary markets. Those commentaries are now being supported even more strongly by the realities on the ground, as evidenced by the experience of SIORs in those markets. In this review of a [...]

By | September 28th, 2020|Commercial Real Estate, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Exploring the Rise in Secondary & Tertiary Markets

Is Housing the Next Play for Vacant Malls?

Long live the American mall. These dreamy retail hubs were once bustling scenes of activity, fun, and commerce. If you needed to shop, you went to the nearest mall. There was no question, no contest, and no real competitors. The mall was the golden child of the US retail footprint. But that was years ago. [...]

By | August 28th, 2020|Commercial Real Estate|Comments Off on Is Housing the Next Play for Vacant Malls?

5 Building Updates to Keep Your Office Space Attractive to Tenants

Looking to up the prospect intrigue of your office space? In these times, it may be a good idea to upgrade your office building to make it the very best it can be. These are 5 physical building updates that can be made right now to appeal to tenants: Create Flexible Branding Areas Strategizing is [...]

By | July 31st, 2020|Commercial Real Estate, Property Management|Comments Off on 5 Building Updates to Keep Your Office Space Attractive to Tenants

4 Ways CRE Was Already Headed Online Prior to COVID

Over the past few months, headlines everywhere have been filled with tips, tricks, and hacks to help make the shift to online easier for business of every sector. While for some, such as small businesses or service-based models, this level of tech-reliance came as a bit of a shock, many other industries were already heading [...]

By | June 25th, 2020|Commercial Real Estate|Comments Off on 4 Ways CRE Was Already Headed Online Prior to COVID