Category Archives: office

Mixed-Use Mash-Up: Six elements of tomorrow’s live-work-play communities

Guest post by Jeff Berta Senior Director of Real Estate Development with Structured Development With e-commerce accounting for a greater share of retail sales, real estate developers are finding creative ways to stay relevant in the eyes of consumers who, … Continue reading

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Numbers from Real Capital Markets prove one thing: CRE had a boom year in 2016

by Dan Rafter How strong a year was 2016 for commercial real estate? The numbers from Real Capital Markets, a global marketplace for buying and selling commercial real estate, say that last year was a record-breaker for the industry. Real … Continue reading

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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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Attracting and retaining talent—in the suburbs

Guest post by Steve Wright, AIA and Roger Heerema, AIA Wright Heerema Architects Office life in the suburbs is rapidly evolving as building owners transform their buildings to cater to the new way of working preferred by today’s workforce. New … Continue reading

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CRE can transform neighborhoods, say Commercial Real Estate Forecast Conference panelists

by Dan Rafter Commercial real estate has the ability to transform entire neighborhoods. A panel of CRE experts addressed this during the Transforming Real Estate session of REJournals’ 15th annual Commercial Real Estate Forecast Conference held today in Chicago. Panelists … Continue reading

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Commercial Real Estate Forecast Conference panelists: Expect a big 2017 for Chicago CRE

by Dan Rafter What does 2017 hold for commercial real estate? That was a key question during the 15th annual Commercial Real Estate Forecast conference held today by REJournals. Some of the biggest names in the Chicago commercial real estate … Continue reading

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Commercial Real Estate Forecast Conference icons: Country’s uncertainty bleeding into CRE industry

by Dan Rafter The Icons in Real Estate panel brought some of the biggest names in commercial real estate to REJournals’ 15th annual Commercial Real Estate Forecast Conference today in Chicago. These commercial leaders shared their thoughts on how the … Continue reading

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