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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.

5 Ways to Become a Better Commercial Real Estate Landlord

These days, being a commercial real estate landlord is tough. As business gets more diverse, it’s not easy to upkeep, manage and overlook commercial properties and their tenants. Whether you own a multifamily, office, or retail property, perfecting the role as a landlord can elevate your asset to a whole new level. Fortunately, there are [...]

By | March 25th, 2020|Property Management|0 Comments

How Malls Will Attract Consumers in 2020

Malls have had a tough run for the past few years. Once the wave of mass store closures that caused the 'retail apocalypse' scare hit, shopping malls took the brunt of it. In the blink of an eye, mall assets became empty and vacancy rates were on the rise. Many of us have been thinking [...]

By | March 7th, 2020|Commercial Real Estate|Comments Off on How Malls Will Attract Consumers in 2020

Are Skilled Labor Shortages Killing Multifamily Deals?

Multifamily has been a popular commercial real estate sector for the past few years. Investor interest was high, new developments were in the works in major cities throughout the country, and vacancy rates were dwindling. However, this positive outlook is starting to experience opposite pressures. The rising construction costs that plagued the industry in 2019 [...]

By | February 4th, 2020|Commercial Real Estate|Comments Off on Are Skilled Labor Shortages Killing Multifamily Deals?

Here’s How the Smart City Has Changed in the Last Year

The Smart revolution is upon us. Smart phones, Smart devices, Smart houses, Smart buildings; the list continues. We're in a seemingly never-ending progression towards all things Smart - and the development reaches its peak capacity with Smart Cities. These tech-powered metropolitan locations represent the height of contemporary technologies. All things digital come together to create [...]

By | January 23rd, 2020|Commercial Real Estate|Comments Off on Here’s How the Smart City Has Changed in the Last Year

Transit Proximity and its Impact on Office and Multifamily

Transportation is a fundamental aspect of any metropolitan plan. Getting people to and from their destinations is a primary concern for cities, where accessibility and smart planning are keys to success. In many of the country's greatest cityscapes, driving on busy roads is not always the best way to move around. At the same time, [...]

By | January 7th, 2020|Commercial Real Estate|Comments Off on Transit Proximity and its Impact on Office and Multifamily

Pets on Property: How Multifamily Managers Can Keep Track

We all love our four-legged friends, but they can impact a multifamily property. Property managers need to be aware of in-unit animals. The issue of unreported pets is a problem that has long plagued the multifamily industry. Unreported pets can create legal issues, loss of profits, and damage to the property. This complex issue is [...]

By | December 11th, 2019|Property Management|Comments Off on Pets on Property: How Multifamily Managers Can Keep Track

This is Where PropTech is Headed in 2020

Commercial real estate's greatest disrupter is technology - and the industry is loving it. Technological advancements are constantly changing the way business gets done, and the speed of innovation is increasing. Upgrades, enhancements and new software restructure the industry; and it's up to all of us to stay current. There's so much activity brewing in [...]

By | November 19th, 2019|Commercial Real Estate|Comments Off on This is Where PropTech is Headed in 2020

Investors: Pay Attention to Opportunity Zones Before the End of 2019

The clock is ticking for opportunity zone investment. Are you prepared? As 2019 comes to a close, investors will need to play their cards right regarding opportunity zones. The coming months will be vital to the development of the country's opportunity zone program. Here's a breakdown of what's happening with OZs and some tips to [...]

By | October 25th, 2019|Commercial Real Estate|Comments Off on Investors: Pay Attention to Opportunity Zones Before the End of 2019

4 Ways Gen Z is Impacting the Retail Landscape

Despite what major retailers may have expected, the vast majority of Gen Z-ers (more than 3 out of 4) actually prefer to shop in physical brick and mortar retail stores. But it's not that simple - creating the right in-store experience is also crucial to success. From ensuring that items are kept in stock to [...]

By | October 17th, 2019|Commercial Real Estate|Comments Off on 4 Ways Gen Z is Impacting the Retail Landscape

The Evolution of the Open Workplace: What’s Next?

The contemporary workplace has gone through a major makeover. Compared to offices of the past, today's professional spaces would look more like high productivity social areas. Traditionally, offices were window-less boxes designed in a strikingly minimal and bland color scheme. On the contrary, today's workplaces are full of vibrant colors, social areas for collaboration, and [...]

By | September 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Evolution of the Open Workplace: What’s Next?