Category Archives: national commercial real estate

Look beyond equipment makers in considering energy service companies

by Jack Sanders Government officials who need to make energy-efficient upgrades to buildings—but have no budget to make building improvements–often turn to energy services companies (ESCOs) that will do the work and finance the cost from the energy savings over … Continue reading

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DNA of CRE survey: Commercial real estate remains male-dominated, doesn’t make instant millionaires

by Dan Rafter The vast majority of commercial real estate professionals — 80 percent — are male, and most don’t rank among the super rich, with 24 percent of commercial real estate agents reporting that they earned less than $100,000 … Continue reading

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The coffee wars are on: Dunkin’ Donuts hopes to siphon at least some of Starbucks’ customers

by Dan Rafter Dunkin’ Donuts is taking aim at Starbucks, expanding across the country — and on other continents — in an attempt to snatch business away from its higher-end rival. Just look at the numbers: Last year, Dunkin’ Donuts … Continue reading

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Real Capital Markets: Investors still sweet on commercial real estate

by Dan Rafter Investors still love commercial real estate. And they love multifamily properties most of all. That’s the takeaway from a national investment survey published this January by Real Capital Markets. The company completed the survey in November of … Continue reading

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Single-family home rental rates not growing quickly in the Midwest

by Dan Rafter Landlords looking to make the most money by renting out single-family homes shouldn’t focus on the Midwest. Just two Midwest cities showed up in HomeUnion’s latest list of the 20 U.S. markets in which the monthly rents … Continue reading

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Food continues to drive retail growth as new year begins

by Dan Rafter The holiday season is coming to an end. Did you gain weight? You’re not alone. Food is an integral part of the holidays. But that’s not all. According to a new report from Colliers International, food is … Continue reading

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Another challenge for retailers: Holiday shoppers increasingly motivated by discounts this year

by Dan Rafter Another holiday shopping season has come to an end. But how merry was it for retailers? Pretty merry, according to the latest figures from the National Retail Federation. The federation said that holiday shoppers spent more this … Continue reading

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