Commercial Real Estate Trends

Will a Shipping Container be Your Next Office?

Posted by Kerry Seriani on July 24, 2017 in No Category
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
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Why Grocery Stores are the New “Mall” of Our Era

Posted by Kerry Seriani on May 08, 2018 in No Category
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
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What is a FinTech Startup? (And Why Should CRE Care?)

Posted by Kerry Seriani on May 14, 2018 in No Category
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
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WHAT CAN A COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE BROKER DO FOR YOU?

Posted by Kerry Seriani on November 08, 2017 in No Category
What can a Commercial Real Estate Broker do for you? Why hire a commercial real estate broker?  What does this professional bring to the table for you?     The great thing about a broker who specializes in commercial real estate is their market knowledge.  This is most important regarding pricing and analyzing a specific property correctly.  Even if you have a basic knowledge of real estate, the market is constantly changing and it can be easy to not factor something into the value of your... read more
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Watch These 3 Big Changes Happening in Grocery

Posted by Stacy Hite on October 11, 2017 in No Category
The commercial real estate sector has been seeing a lot of changes over the past several years and the industry has had to figure out how to work through these changes. One of the categories with some of the biggest changes is the grocery sector. From grocery delivery services to consumers looking for more options, there are many factors at play here and it behooves everyone in the industry to pay attention. Here are a few of the trends happening now in the grocery sector, and where this may take us … ... read more
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