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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.

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

3 Ways VR is Being Used in CRE Construction

Virtual reality is one of the most powerful and revolutionary technologies hitting commercial real estate right now.  While already widely applicable to the residential side of things, this technology is quickly becoming more prevalent in the commercial arena. It’s catching the attention of investors, developers, and construction professionals across the globe - and for good [...]

By | June 5th, 2020|Commercial Real Estate|Comments Off on 3 Ways VR is Being Used in CRE Construction

What Impact will COVID-19 Have on Shared Offices and CoWorking?

For the past few years leading up to 2020, companies were focused on the social aspects of business. This was manifested into trending workspace designs that have reshaped the physical spaces that companies call home.  Cutting-edge office developers have adopted stimulating atmospheres to get team members together, inspired, and collaborative. It led to a new [...]

By | May 19th, 2020|Commercial Real Estate|Comments Off on What Impact will COVID-19 Have on Shared Offices and CoWorking?

4 Video Conferencing Apps to Keep Business Flowing

With entire cities shutting down all over the world in response to the global crisis, that doesn’t mean that business can be put on pause. Industries are being forced to adapt to unprecedented circumstances such as quarantines, stay-at-home orders, and official government safety procedures. In the midst of it all, teleworking is our collective reality [...]

By | May 5th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 4 Video Conferencing Apps to Keep Business Flowing

Property Managers: How to Handle the Influx of Package Deliveries

Welcome to the age of e-commerce. The contemporary digitized shopping module is impacting commercial real estate in more areas than just retail and industrial - it's also having strong impacts on multi-family. Multi-family tenants rely on massive online realtors, such as Amazon, meaning more packages are coming through the door - and they all need [...]

By | April 3rd, 2020|Property Management|Comments Off on Property Managers: How to Handle the Influx of Package Deliveries

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|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Become a Better Commercial Real Estate Landlord

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?