Category Archives: national commercial real estate

Cassidy Turley: Positive news in U.S. office and industrial markets

by Dan Rafter The national economy is getting better. It doesn’t always feel like it, but it is. And the upward economic trends are bolstering the U.S. commercial real estate markets, too. That’s evident in the third quarter office and … Continue reading

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DTZ Research: Gap between warehouse salaries in United States and Asia starting to narrow

by Dan Rafter Warehouse workers earn the smallest salaries in China and India. In the United states? The salary of the average warehouse worker here is nearly five times higher than what the average warehouse worker brings home in China. … Continue reading

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How different are Millennials from the rest of us? Coldwell Banker Commercial office survey sheds some light

by Dan Rafter Just how different are Millennials, Gen Xers and Baby Boomers when it comes to how they want to work? Which of these groups prefer working from home? Which thrive in a traditional office environment? Coldwell Banker Commercial … Continue reading

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DLA Piper: Real estate executives are an optimistic lot today

by Dan Rafter Commercial real estate executives are more optimistic about their industry in 2014. And they’re expecting deal activity to continue to rise as the year moves on. That’s the takeaway, at least, from the 2014 State of the … Continue reading

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Stores empty? Maybe consumers are still living paycheck-to-paycheck

by Dan Rafter Wonder why so many shopping malls and retailers continue to struggle today? It might have something to do with the reduced buying power of consumers. Too many consumers continue to live paycheck-to-paycheck. It makes it hard for … Continue reading

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Auction.com: Commercial real estate sales activity still on the rise

  Sales volume is up in all five major categories of commercial real estate, according to Rick Sharga, executive vice president of Auction.com. Sharga also says that online sales are having an even stronger impact on retail sales. Take a … Continue reading

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It’s that time of year again: The Halloween pop-up stores are back

by Dan Rafter Is it good news or bad news when the same Halloween pop-up store opens its doors in your local strip mall every year? On the plus side, it’s nice to see that space filled, if even for … Continue reading

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