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|0 Comments

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?

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