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How to Survive the CRE Automation Disruption

There’s no denying it: CRE automation disruption is here. Understandably, investors, firms, property managers, advisors, and brokers are all wondering what that means for the future of commercial real estate. A few things are already clear. E-commerce and shipping automation continue to affect the retail and postal industrial sectors. Rideshare and soon-to-come driverless cars increasingly [...]

By |2019-11-15T15:41:44-05:00November 13th, 2019|Commercial Real Estate News|

Coworking Spaces, CRE Threat or Opportunity

Coworking spaces have been on the rise for the past decade, especially as the sharing economy has come into prominence. In today’s world of ride-sharing and AirBnB, it’s no surprise that many workers feel comfortable sharing their workspace, as well. These changing trends have had—and will continue to have—an impact on CRE. Many investors, brokers, [...]

By |2019-11-08T11:19:16-05:00November 8th, 2019|Commercial Real Estate News|

Before Investing in Commercial Real Estate, Read This

Commercial real estate investment is attractive for a number of reasons. In addition to tax breaks, CRE investors earn comparatively high ROI compared to other options. Many also enjoy steady income from tenants paying rent. As a result, it’s no surprise that many people are interested in investing in CRE. Whether diversifying a portfolio or [...]

By |2019-10-29T10:38:32-05:00October 29th, 2019|Commercial Real Estate News|

Advantages of Long-Term Debt vs. Short-Term Debt

When it comes to commercial real estate financing, there’s no denying that long-term debt is the standard. There is good reason for this. The high value of CRE property, and its typical increase in value over time, makes it excellent collateral. What’s more, CRE investors typically expect to see long-term returns on their property, making [...]

By |2019-10-08T11:35:53-05:00October 8th, 2019|Commercial Real Estate News|

Why Commercial Real Estate is a Better Investment than CDs

Saving and investing are two important elements of building future financial stability. For many, finding a balance between risk and return is the most difficult part of an investment decision. Both commercial real estate (CRE) investing and certificates of deposit (CDs) offer some risk reduction: they are each insulated in their own way from the [...]

By |2019-09-26T10:13:03-05:00September 26th, 2019|Commercial Real Estate News|

Increasing Social Connection for a Better CRE Industry

Commercial real estate professionals are well aware of the power of social connection. Social connection is the experience of feeling close and connected to others. It involves feeling loved, cared for, and valued, and forms the basis of interpersonal relationships. Spend any significant time in the industry, and the importance of a strong network becomes [...]

By |2019-09-10T11:35:29-05:00September 10th, 2019|Commercial Real Estate News|

Don’t Let a Lack of Agency Funding Halt Your Commercial Project

Freddie Mac has spent more on purchases and issuances in the first half of 2019 than in any recent year, and it’s raising some eyebrows. A look at the agency’s monthly volume summaries reveals a YTD $212 million in purchases or issuances as of June 2019. For comparison, previous years saw numbers ranging from $183-$190 [...]

By |2019-09-10T11:34:31-05:00August 21st, 2019|Commercial Real Estate News|

The Gig Economy and Coworking Spaces: Implications for CRE

Millennials are now the largest generation in the workforce. They’re also the generation most open to “gig work.” Gig work was once understood to refer to dog walkers and seasonal jobs, but times have changed. Freelancers, independent contractors, and consultants make up a growing portion of the professional field. With 57 million workers in the [...]

By |2019-08-05T11:57:14-05:00August 5th, 2019|Commercial Real Estate News|

Developments in CRE Energy Efficiency and Environmental Sustainability

Energy efficiency and environmental sustainability are far from new topics in commercial real estate. Despite this, ongoing development of more eco-friendly building materials, construction practices, designs, maintenance, and operations require investors to pay constant attention to stay up to date. In addition to these developments, consumer attitudes are shifting with the knowledge that environmental sustainability [...]

By |2019-09-04T15:06:15-05:00July 30th, 2019|Commercial Real Estate News|

The Causes of the Housing Crisis Affect CRE, Too

The residential real estate sector can’t seem to keep houses on the market. In fact, homes are selling faster now than during the height of the housing bubble. The tightening supply has mostly been in mid- and low-priced homes, forcing would-be new homeowners to rent—or live with parents—longer than they normally would.Exacerbating the problem is [...]

By |2019-07-19T10:14:56-05:00July 18th, 2019|Commercial Real Estate News|
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