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Retail Remodel 

In today’s slowly improving economy, retail success depends upon regularly updating the customer experience and a constant focus on managing occupancy costs. One way to accomplish both of these goals is to combine store remodeling campaigns with commercial lease restructuring

Medicare Tax Concerns 

The new 3.8 percent Medicare contribution tax on unearned income, effective for tax years beginning after Dec. 31, 2012, may directly affect many owner operators and other real estate professionals. Passed by Congress in 2010 as part of the Patient

Retail Revival 

Wikipedia lists about 200 regional grocery chains in the U.S., comprising thousands of stores. Each one is in a constant battle for survival. Competition plus consolidation means that even strong chains are forced to close marginalized stores with unprecedented frequency.

Walk to Work 

Research and market observations have revealed that the new generation of employees is clear on what they want out of the ideal office space — with many of the preferences manifesting outside of the company’s walls. Employees want to be

Lobby by Design 

Much is written in the media on how today’s workplace has changed, becoming a hub for collaboration and socialization, but there has been little focus on how this affects the office building. Thinking has shifted away from the traditional paradigm

Big Money on Campus 

Economic cycles close the door on some opportunities while opening the door to others. In the case of student housing, all key indicators suggest that the door continues to remain wide open — promising the availability of attractive investment opportunities