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Learning from Experience 

Opportunity zones have plenty of potential, so here are lessons to be learned from the industry’s experience with EB-5 visas.

Natural Disasters, Human Response 

The frequency of and costs related to natural disasters — including wildfires, hurricanes, tornados, and droughts — are increasing at an alarming rate in recent years. Housing, retail and office space, warehouse facilities — all of these contribute to a coordinated response and rebuilding effort.

Adapt or Die 

Four tech experts weigh in on innovation and its impact on all sectors of commercial real estate. Amazon isn't just an online book retailer, just as IBM was never solely about keyboards and microchips. These companies leveraged innovation to become global giants that changed everyday life for billions. W

Making the Most of Using Less 

Today’s construction industry operates with a triple bottom- line perspective: construction must be financially sustainable, structures must be environmentally sustainable, and construction must be socially sustainable. Here are eight common methods of reducing consumption, eliminating waste, and minimizing energy usage.

Looking for a Redo 

Adaptive reuse is more than repositioning a tired retail center or re-tenanting office space; it’s realizing a complete re-envisioning of a building without complete redevelopment. Critical factors must be considered when determining whether to tackle an adaptive reuse project and deciding what new use(s) may be appropriate. 

Knowing the Negative 

While the intricacies can seem boring and irrelevant at times, understanding the effects of both positive and negative leverage environments on cash-on-cash returns is essential. 

Mitigating Risk 

With any construction project, there are ways to reduce risks. While full-scale litigation is not inevitable, some of the most expensive cases have started with a small problem that escalated due to mismanagement.

Legacy Buildings: Raze, Rehab, or Repurpose? 
Strong demand for space in the industrial market is helping mask growing challenges emerging with functional obsolescence of older buildings.  Although a clear pricing differential exists across newer Class A industrial versus older B
Knowing the Lease 

Understanding who is paying for what can help improve communication between real estate pros and clients.

Driven to Improve 

Robert Thornburgh, CCIM, CPM, SIOR, the immediate past president of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors, discusses e-commerce’s impact on commercial real estate.

Market Trends in Commercial Real Estate 

2019 Hot 100 Retailers list of the fastest growing retail companies in the U.S. | Digital challenges of the future | the sale of the historic Coca-Cola building in NYC | Healthy outlook for IRFs | Top markets for apartment demand | Prime residential rental rates in the top 21 leading global cities | Cap rates for QSRs 

Short-Term Rentals for the Long Haul 

Investors in the multifamily sector are examining properties designed for shorter leases and higher turnover.

Regional Outlook 

{West} Denver's $72M big deal | New construction boosts Baltimore industrial market | Northern Virginia, Houston lead data center leasing | Sunny forecast for retail in Seattle | Self-storage acquisitions strong in Motor City

Environmentally Unfriendly 

Michigan aims to tackle complications associated with vapor intrusion and emerging chemicals.

Deal Makers 

Check out the biggest CCIM deals and deal makers in retail, office, multifamily, financing, hospitality, industrial, and land.

Setting Up an Investment Base Camp 

There is a process that can help investors create a decision matrix to fully understand hold and dispose alternatives, along with the benefits of each avenue.

Proptech Transformation 

While property technology, or proptech, carries the potential to transform commercial real estate, it’s still unfamiliar territory for many practitioners, says Frank Spadafora.

International Beat 

Australia's $188M Australian big deal | The most affordable office markets | Up and coming European sectors | Top rental rates and markets in the world

From A to Z - When Considering E 

The disruptive shift to an e-commerce-fueled economy has created seemingly endless opportunity in industrial real estate. Companies across the board have a voracious appetite for warehouse, distribution, and fulfillment space, even as supply chain alterations and logistics infrastructures play larger roles in site selection.

Puerto Rico’s Promise 

Agnes Rivera, CCIM, shares how Puerto Rico is recovering nearly two years after Category 5 Hurricane Maria devastated the island.

Advocating Change 

Stephanie Cegielski shares how advocacy and evolution are key to success in any business, but especially the retail real estate market during a period of significant change.

Riding the Wave of Proptech 

Automation and advancement are inevitable — in language as well as services and processes. There are several new terms that also translate into new industry sectors and opportunities within the real estate/CRE tech world.

Legacy Buildings: Raze, Rehab, or Repurpose? 
Strong demand for space in the industrial market is helping mask growing challenges emerging with functional obsolescence of older buildings.  Although a clear pricing differential exists across newer Class A industrial versus older B
Power in Knowledge 

Knowing an industrial project’s utility needs and the necessary infrastructure — now and into the future — will help ensure success.

Fitting Plans for the Future 

Three new FASB accounting standards with wide-ranging consequences are taking effect: revenue from contracts with customers, lease accounting, and current expected credit losses. An they may require substantial implementation efforts from corporate accounting and finance departments.