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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.

Trend: NFTs and property

NFTs have been all over the news in recent months – with some raking in whopping amounts for digital art on auction – but what exactly are they and why are they now being linked to commercial real estate (CRE) and property sales? Dealing in definitions NFT stands for non-fungible token. Something that is fungible [...]

By | July 28th, 2021|Commercial Real Estate|0 Comments

Bear or Bull: CRE’s Investment Prospects

The commercial real estate (CRE) reporter Konrad Putzier recently published a fascinating article in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) about the sector’s resilience, and specifically investors’ confidence in that resilience. Published in May 2020, the article unpacks the factors that have worked into the sentiment analysis, showing that despite the hard knocks of the pandemic, [...]

By | June 24th, 2021|Commercial Real Estate|Comments Off on Bear or Bull: CRE’s Investment Prospects

Rethinking the Retail Model Post-Pandemic

It is now a well-established fact that the retail sector was both broadly and deeply affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, in the US and abroad. Our NAI Global Real Estate Outlook study, Q42020, includes the finding that over half of survey respondents (57%) said the “Amazon effect” was expected to have an even larger impact [...]

By | May 25th, 2021|Commercial Real Estate|Comments Off on Rethinking the Retail Model Post-Pandemic

Imagining the Hospitality and Hotel CRE Recovery

One of the hardest pandemic-hit sectors in the last 12 months is travel and tourism, a space with significant overlap with commercial real estate (CRE). For those who trade in and invest in hotels and hospitality CRE, it has been a dark time – and sadly analysts aren’t promising a rapid bounce back. Rather, we [...]

By | April 29th, 2021|Commercial Real Estate|Comments Off on Imagining the Hospitality and Hotel CRE Recovery

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