Commercial Real Estate Trends

What is a FinTech Startup? (And Why Should CRE Care?)

Posted by Kerry Seriani on May 14, 2018 in  uncategorized
Ten years ago, the industry barely existed. Today it is a multibillion industry in the U.S., raising nearly $20 billion over the last three years. Although the majority of the top financial technology or “FinTech” startups are small business and individual lenders, blockchain and cryptocurrency companies, and data analytics firms, there are several FinTech startups that are impacting CRE. Investors are Backing FinTech Startups CRE pros that ignore FinTech startups do so at their own peril. There is ... read more

Why Grocery Stores are the New “Mall” of Our Era

Posted by Kerry Seriani on May 08, 2018 in  uncategorized
For decades, large department stores served as the anchor store for malls and shopping centers. The anchor is the main attraction while all of the other retail shops inside of the mall pay the majority of the lease. Without the anchor, the mall dies. With so many big anchor stores closing in malls throughout America, could grocery stores replace department stores as the new “mall” of our era? New Malls Turned Grocery Hubs Headwinds coming from all directions have challenged retail for years now. Fir... read more
Continuing on last year’s success, the industrial market is still facing ever-tightening space on the coasts and in city hubs all across the country. Mainly spurred by the logistical challenges created by e-commerce, the market continues to shrink. In response, there are businesses looking for industrial flex space right now to overcome the challenges of rising rents and low vacancy rates. Why Is Flex Space So Attractive? First, flex space is so attractive because it accounts for various kinds of industri... read more

Investing In Commercial Real Estate

Posted by Kerry Seriani on April 30, 2018 in  uncategorized
Investing in real estate can be a way to earn passive income and increase your wealth. While plenty of investors have success in residential real estate, others make a move to commercial real estate to gain even more money. As with any investment, commercial real estate has both risks and rewards. It’s not for everyone, as investing in it requires a good deal of work — especially in the early stages of the process. While there’s less risk in some cases, you typically need to put down more money... read more

10 Amenities the 2018 Office Tenant Will be Watching For

Posted by Kerry Seriani on April 24, 2018 in  uncategorized
As uncertainty about where to invest in office space (suburbs versus cities) continues to plague the office sector, one thing is certain – the better the amenities, the more attractive the office space to younger talented workers. In 2018 office tenants will be watching for these 10 amenities: A couple of years ago, having a rooftop break room would have made an office building unique. Nowadays it is merely the type of office amenity that tenants expect. Add to that fact, the trend toward remote work is re... read more
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