Category Archives: national commercial real estate

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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Stan Johnson & Co. report: Single-tenant net-lease properties had second best year ever in 2016

by Dan Rafter The commercial real estate market is a busy one today. And few property types are generating as much activity as are single-tenant net-lease properties. Stan Johnson & Co. recently released its latest research report on this sector. … Continue reading

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Hospitality industry set for solid, if not explosive, year in 2017

by Dan Rafter The nation’s hotel industry is set for another solid year in 2017, with the industry seeing higher room revenues and a greater number of newly delivered hotel rooms, according to the latest hospitality report from Marcus & … Continue reading

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NAIOP report: Commercial construction supported 6 million U.S. jobs last year

by Dan Rafter How important is the commercial real estate industry to the U.S. economy? How about 6 million jobs and more than $800 billion worth of importance? The NAIOP Research Foundation recently published its annual study on the economic … Continue reading

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Want to bring renters to your apartment buildings? Consider these amenities

by Dan Rafter What amenities are renters looking for in new apartment buildings? What features should owners and developers add to make sure that renters choose their properties? The National Apartment Association provides some hints in its latest report, Adding Value … Continue reading

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