Commercial Real Estate Trends

With the market changing over time, retailers in the grocery and apparel sectors are having to constantly rejigger their techniques in order to stay relevant. Let’s break down the facts so that you have a better chance of coming out on top when the competition gets tight. What’s Going on Here? The growth of e-commerce affects all retailers to a certain degree, but arguably some more than others. With online shopping accelerating at a rapid rate – it’s estimated that it accounted for ne... read more
Annually, Forbes releases its top cities for job growth and it is a comprehensive list of which locations in the United States are seeing the more growth. Not surprisingly in 2016 California continues to dominate the list as the Silicon Valley area continues to grow as technology companies continue to develop and grow even larger. Forbes looks at job growth and creation whether it be short, medium or long term back to 2004 and considers the momentum that job growth has seen to determine the ranking. For the comm... read more

Will a Shipping Container be Your Next Office?

Posted by Kerry Seriani on July 24, 2017 in  uncategorized
Everything old is new again. This even pertains to shipping containers, some of the older of which are being transformed into homes as part of what’s known as the container home trend. This trend is also spreading to multifamily and even office space, with trendy office denizens putting them inside the building as individual offices. Why is this becoming a big deal? Let’s find out. First off, what is shipping container architecture? Simply, it’s the use of containers as a building materi... read more

4 Trends in Experiential Retail CRE Players Should Watch

Posted by Kerry Seriani on July 24, 2017 in  uncategorized
The retail landscape has been changing for quite some time with the largest impact coming from online retailers and more purchases being made on the internet. In fact, in just the 3 years between 2010 and 2013 the number of store visits dropped from 34 billion visits to 17.6 billion visits according to Elite Wealth Management. As retailers try to regroup, they are coming up with different ways to attract customers to their stores. One of these ways is by creating “experiential” retail locations or lo... read more
While the real estate industry wasn’t the first to jump on the technology bandwagon – and this extends to social media – real estate professionals have come to realize the value of these resources. However, one wonders how best to use social media to maximize its effect. Well, wonder no more. We’ve pulled together a few tips for tailoring your social-media plan to the real estate industry – read on to get the most out of the latest technology. 1. Get your story straight. You&r... read more
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