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Proptech's Golden Age 

By leveraging proptech to meet the challenges of COVID-19, commercial real estate hopes to ready itself for the future.

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.

Fulfilling Promise 

Developers today are drawn to the modular construction's new designs coupled with improved efficiency, environmental benefits, and cost savings.

Delivering in the Clutch 
Warehousing is a bright spot in commercial real estate as the supply chain reacts to the pandemic and the industry prepares for an uncertain future.
Lessons for the Future 

Student housing faced a difficult start to the 2020-2021 academic year, but the sector has proven resilient as COVID-19 continues to sow uncertainty. 

A Return to OZ 

The opportunity zone program continues to thrive despite skepticism and the pandemic. It's only been three years since opportunity zones were created to encourage investment in low-income communities across the country. The program has been welcomed and used by many, though some look on with skepticism. N

Independents’ Day 

Small size matters, so does flexibility, agility, and personalized service. It isn't just wanting to be your own boss - although that's part of it. And it isn't just the wish to break free of a big, bureaucratic reporting structure - although that's part of it, too. And it isn't just wanting to keep more of w

Plan the Work, Work the Plan 

When it’s a business owner’s time to step away, proper succession planning is key in the next generation’s continued success.

The World Makes the Money Go Round 

What drives the flow of investment capital across the globe? How do different investors navigate local markets differently when they’re constrained by different local and international laws -- in particular, where the assumption is that there’s widespread corruption.

Building Something New 

Despite ongoing pandemic-related turbulence, construction starts and development paint a hopeful picture for commercial real estate.

Office Evolution 

A new labor force, technology, and the changing nature of work itself are driving an evolution of office space. Take a look at the trends, including collaboration spaces, flexible spaces, and progressive office space build-outs.

Runaway Growth in South Florida 

Connie Thomas, CCIM, senior director at Tower Commercial Real Estate, shares how growth in South Florida’s commercial real estate market offers lots of opportunities — particularly in Palm Beach, Broward, and Dade counties.

Back to the Office? 

As offices reopen, the COVID-19 workplace must emphasize flexibility, safety, and collaboration. 

CCIM on the Hill 

Chad Gleason, CCIM, 2018 vice chair of CCIM's Government Affairs Committee, talks about the latest legislative issues affecting the industry, including 179D deduction, National Flood Insurance Program and net neutrality.

Pot of Gold? 

The $1.4 billion legal cannabis industry packs promise for commercial real estate pros. CRE professionals who have worked in the cannabis field agree on one strong point: It’s essential to be well-versed in both state and municipal laws and ordinances governing the business, because they are the primary tools for regulating where and how businesses can operate.

Your Next Move 

It may have taken a while, but the numbers are looking good for commercial real estate professionals. Consider ▶ “Job opportunities in commercial real estate enjoyed the best summer ever, exceeding previous highs set in 2007, as hiring built on

Retail’s Road to Recovery 

Battered by COVID-19 — some more than others — retailers are looking to rebound with increased creativity, flexibility, and agility. 

How Social Are You? 

“Almost 90 percent of my clients use social media,” says John Orr, CCIM, vice president of Colliers Retail Services Group in Charleston, S.C. “If your clients all use telephones to communicate and you use a pigeon to carry letters, are

Diversity Proponent 

For Jean Kane, CCIM, the possibilities for careers in commercial real estate are limitless. “Everyone is needed in real estate, whether you're creative, a numbers person, or a people person,” she says. “We need lots of different kinds of talent.” Kane speaks from experience. In a career o

Pot of Gold? 

The $1.4 billion legal cannabis industry packs promise for commercial real estate pros. CRE professionals who have worked in the cannabis field agree on one strong point: It’s essential to be well-versed in both state and municipal laws and ordinances governing the business, because they are the primary tools for regulating where and how businesses can operate.

Is Smart Growth Smart? 

As metropolitan areas sprawl farther out and rural cornfields sprout housing subdivisions almost overnight, a debate is waging at federal and local levels over how best to accommodate this growth. Government officials, commercial real estate professionals, and community activists are

Thinking Outside the Box 

They once may have been superstores, category killers, or simply the biggest new store for miles around. But now they’re just empty. In the frenzy of building more and bigger big box stores during the last five years, many people

That's Entertainment! 

Donald Eaton, CCIM, CPM, entertains clients in a bucolic setting — on his boat on a New Hampshire lake. Eaton, vice president of Eaton Partners in Manchester, N.H., takes groups of five or six on his 24 foot boat several

Extended-Stay Hotels 

Good hotels used to promise guests everything but the kitchen sink. Nowadays, they’re throwing that in as well. Fully equipped kitchens are just one of the many extras being built into a rapidly growing segment of the hospitality industry extended

Keep Them Coming Back 

When it comes to providing customer service, the golden rule applies &ldquo Try to put yourself in your customers' shoes and figure out how you would want to be treated,&rdquo says Edward Craine, CCIM, president of Smith Craine Finance in