Category Archives: national commercial real estate

Store closures not the best measure of retail’s health

by Dan Rafter The retail market is changing, but this doesn’t mean that physical stores are becoming extinct. Those predicting doom for physical retail? They might be looking at the wrong metrics, says a retail specialist with Colliers International. The number … Continue reading

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Foreign investors still spending big on U.S. industrial real estate

by Dan Rafter Industrial real estate continues to attract the dollars of foreign investors, according to the latest research by Avison Young. Avison Young reported that foreign investors purchased $4.3 billion of corporate distribution, warehouse and related-space between the first … Continue reading

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Cyber risks and commercial real estate

by Ed Wlodarczyk, president and chief executive officer Prairie Stone Investors Imagine a Fortune 500 executive suite’s relief as it completes a relocation of its national corporate headquarters. Such a move generally evokes ideas of future savings through the latest … Continue reading

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Colliers report debunks the myth of brick-and-mortar retail’s death

by Dan Rafter It’s easy when reading of the latest round of store closures to think that online shopping has already killed brick-and-mortar retailers. But a new retail spotlight from Colliers International says that physical stores aren’t quite dead yet. … Continue reading

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Real Capital Markets: Grocery-anchored centers continue to thrive

by Dan Rafter The retail sector is facing plenty of challenges, with online sales biting into the profits of brick-and-mortar retailers. But there is one traditional retail sector that continues to thrive today: retail centers anchored by grocery tenants. That’s … Continue reading

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CBRE: Big-box retailers not dead, just evolving

by Dan Rafter It’s easy to think that big-box, big-name retailers are going extinct. Shoppers are flocking to Amazon and other online retailers to buy everything from furniture to computers to suits. And the headlines are filled with big-name retailers … Continue reading

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Sensors, data, analysis: That’s the formula for smart commercial buildings

by Dan Rafter Sensors. Integrated building systems. Data analytics. Robotics. These technologies are all poised to change the way facilities managers, tenants and owners communicate with their commercial buildings. And according to the 2017 Global Market Outlook by Ernst & … Continue reading

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