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Co-Living – The New Real Estate Trend

Co-living, a new housing option within the family of alternative asset class, aims to strike a balance between privacy and community. The idea of co-living is based on a community-centered environment by offering high standards of accommodation with added services...

Will Online Ordering Be the End of Main Street Retail?

Expansion of Main Street Retail Through Digitalization Main Street communities are increasingly leveraging their brick-and-mortar shopping to create a sense of place. It’s all about the unique competitive advantage that smaller stores have in their ability to tap into...

Magnificent Mile to Main Street – The Transformation of Retail

Everyone’s heard the buzz about the death of traditional brick and mortar and the rise of experiential retail. U.S. retail vacancies were at 10.2% at the end of 2018, a marginal increase from 10.0% a year earlier, according to a report from Reis. Current market trends...

2019 Global Conference Recap

This year’s Global Conference® was a success with the presence of our commercial agents showcasing what it means to be affiliated with the Coldwell Banker Commercial® brand. If you missed this year’s event, here is a recap of just some of the Global Conference...

5 Secondary Cities to Keep an Eye on in 2019

When it comes to the new boomtowns… are secondary cities the new black? Before you write the idea off, hear us out. As more traditional, “mainstream” cities in the United States become saturated, commercial real estate investors are shifting their eyes and focusing...

4 Retail Real Estate Predictions for 2019 and the Future

Retail, the fallen angel of the industry. We have been barraged by negative headlines this past year, of which company has filed for bankruptcy, or which mall is now a ghost town. However is this bleak outlook really true? It seems that experts in the industry think...

4 Tips for Vetting Potential Real Estate Deals

In today’s business climate, accurate and relevant information is crucial for success in commercial real estate investing. In other words, if you don’t know the local market, you could be in real trouble. Despite this fact, commercial real estate is a sector favorite...

Will Micro-Units Be the Future of Urban Living?

According to a recent study conducted by the United Nations, 55% of the world’s population lives in urban areas today — and this number is expected to grow to 68% by the year 2050. With cities and other urban areas now home to more than half of the world’s population,...

4 Sustainability Practices Taking Hold in CRE

When it comes to the Earth’s energy consumption, did you know that real estate accounts for roughly 40% of the world’s total consumption — and roughly one-third of all carbon emissions? Given the state of today’s climate, this means that we, as commercial real estate...

Will Foreign Investment in US CRE Continue in 2019?

Foreign investments of commercial real estate in the United States was a big trend in past years. However, with a new, uncertain and evolving political climate, many are curious if the momentum will remain strong. Though some have suggested fears surrounding impending...

5 Sustainability Trends We’re Watching for in 2019

Although commercial real estate opportunities continue to grow, expand and thrive; gone are the days where people could care less about sustainability and environmental impacts. In fact, sustainability is not only a trend that is prompting action in multiple facets of...

A Small Town Packs a Big Punch

How Art Barry Brought Business Back to Central Georgia When Coldwell Banker Commercial Eberhardt & Barry opened its doors in 1970, central Georgia’s textile industry occupied much of the large scale industrial real estate in Macon and central Georgia. Today, Art...

Coldwell Banker Commercial Top Deals of 2018

2018 was another stellar year for the Coldwell Banker Commercial® brand. We are proud to recognize the affiliated brokerages below for their efforts in bringing in some of the top deals in 2018. Dean Saunders of Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate Dean...

11 CRE Tech Predictions for 2019

      1. More Top Firms Invest into PropTech Venture capital firms aren’t the only ones betting on real estate tech, as legacy commercial real estate owners are getting in on the action more and more often. Earlier this year, JLL launched “Spark”[1], a division...

How Office Buildings Can Become Must-See Tourist Attractions

From the observation deck at the International Commerce Centre in Hong Kong, visitors can gaze across the city from 100 stories up. And as landlords and developers are increasingly finding, that’s worth something. The observation deck has seen double-digit growth in...

Online Retailers Double Down on Physical Retail Space

If you take a look around, it’s easy to see that online retail has become increasingly competitive. Gaps and niches in the market are filled, and there seems to be a shiny, new brand catering to every market segment out there. In other words, opportunities to really...

7 Markets to Watch Along the US Gulf Coast

The past decade has seen a number of events and natural disasters, including an oil spill, multiple hurricanes, and a nation-wide recession. As a result, the commercial real estate landscape in the 5 coastal states along the Gulf of Mexico and the I-10 Corridor has...

Can Big Data Help Your Brokerage Make More Money?

Big data analysis and applied data science techniques being applied to databases (both public and private) is certainly nothing new, but its applied use in the commercial real estate space is. Commercial real estate is a huge industry – $12 trillion, to be exact – so...

Are Dockless Bikes a New Multifamily Amenity?

As the name implies, a dockless bike share is a bike sharing program that doesn’t require a stationary docking station. With a dockless system, these bikes can be parked within a defined perimeter at a bike rack, or even along the street on the sidewalk. Using a...

10 Popular CRE Terms You Should Know

Every industry has its own lingo, but there are some fields that really have a lot of jargon – and commercial real estate is definitely one of those fields. If you don’t have a background in CRE or CRE experience, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. In talking to new CRE...

Malls and Gyms: A Match Made in Retail Heaven?

It comes as no surprise that many brick and mortar retail outlets have reported an overall dip in sales, thanks to the prevalence and mass appeal of online shopping. After all, being able to skip the traffic and parking, as well as the long lines at checkout, is hard...

Technology’s Role in Building Sustainability

If you spend any time at all in the commercial real estate world, you’ve probably heard and seen terms like green, clean energy and sustainability all over the place. But are you really sure about what these terms mean, or how they’re applied? As the commercial real...

Millennials Change Up the Freezer Aisle (and Other Areas of CRE)

It seems that everywhere you look today, it’s almost impossible to avoid hearing or reading stories about Millennials. We have all heard about how they are making huge strides and taking the lead in business, politics, real estate, philanthropy, and more. But what you...

15 Places to Find once-in-a-Lifetime Clients

Commercial real estate brokers spend a lot of time on small but dependable deals—do enough of those consistently well, and you’ve earned yourself a healthy living. But every once in a while, a lucky broker lands a huge client: one that has an appetite for snapping up...

3 Ways Blockchain Is Impacting CRE

It has been said that it is only a matter of time before blockchain, the proprietary technology that supports cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, will begin to infiltrate industries all around the world. And, believe it or not, even historically traditional industries...

4 Reasons Senior Housing is Interesting to Investors

While senior housing has always been a profitable industry, it has really been able to stand on its own two feet recently as a viable and significant class of real estate – with more and more outside investors jumping on board and adding senior housing to their...

3 Stats on Transit-Oriented Developments You Might Not Know

Last year, transit-oriented developments were all the talk. What many developers and investors found was that making these types of developments work with local government entities is not always easy – despite TOD being a win-win-win for cities, residents, and...

5 Reasons to Consider Student Housing as an Investment

When unemployment rates go up as high as they did during the recession, newly unemployed folks rush to enroll in higher education. Either to improve their marketability and skills for an increasingly educated job market or to have access to money while looking for...

What Do Tenants Want? 7 Trends in Multifamily

A full 90% of new multifamily construction today is rentals according to one study. For the last several years, demand in multifamily has outpaced new construction, causing some places to see huge spikes in rent prices. Still demand has not slowed while prices have...

Changing the Game: Why Big Companies Are Moving Headquarters

Lost in the headlines about Amazon acquiring hundreds of Whole Foods stores last year was the company’s announcement of a big search for a new second headquarters – although everyone in CRE was paying attention. Unusual but not atypical for a company as known for...

These 4 Restaurant Space Trends are Keeping CRE on Their Toes

According to industry insider Tasting Tables, the industrial fad is fading. Instead of steel beams and concrete slabs, a big restaurant trend taking over the market is the move to more cozy interior designs. That’s just one trend that is reversing or changing....

3 Tech Cities to Watch

Silicon Valley has dominated the tech scene from the beginning but now, there are cities outside of Silicon that are fast becoming tech cities in their own right. These are cities with low costs of living, commercial space for a fraction of the costs in traditional...

5 Industries Interested in Industrial Flex Space Right Now

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...

5 Trends in Sustainable Development

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) is behind an initiative to promote sustainable development in every member state of the U.N. Its stated goals also include initiatives to significantly increase sustainable industrialization in lesser...

Where Will Infrastructure Spending Have the Most Impact?

Last month, President Trump gave his first State of the Union Address. In it, he renewed his talk of a massive infrastructure bill to improve the nation’s roads and bridges. Using a strategy of private-public partnerships, if this bill comes to fruition, it could have...

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

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...

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

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,...

Will Airports be the Next Big Retail Win?

Last year, we reported on a trend happening in Asia that is finding its way to the U.S. and that is the shipping container building movement. Now as retail looks for ways to get back into brick-and-mortar and for a reprieve from struggling malls, could U.S. airports...