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3 Ways to Keep Your Multifamily Tenants Engaged

3 Ways to Keep Your Multifamily Tenants Engaged

For any given resident, lease renewal may be an annual event; however, for management and staff, retaining residents should be a top priority all year long. One of the best ways to retain residents is to keep them engaged. Creating an environment residents love and...

5 Video Conferencing Apps That Are Now Household Names

5 Video Conferencing Apps That Are Now Household Names

If your organization is like most others, you have multiple team members spread out in different locations, or even just working remotely from home or another location. Whatever the case, these remote team members usually interact with your in-office employees, making...

Will Covid Precautions Become the New Tenant Amenity?

Will Covid Precautions Become the New Tenant Amenity?

If you’ve been paying attention to the news or social media, it seems hard to escape news about the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Since COVID-19 is a respiratory virus, spread largely by people coming into close contact with one another (within 6...

Turning Your Capitol into Commercial Capitol

Turning Your Capitol into Commercial Capitol

Chicago is well known for being nicknamed “the windy city.” Some say it is because of the cold winds coming off Great Lake Michigan. Others say the nickname originated from the residents who allegedly were well known for being braggarts. Yet, there are those that say...

Managing Real Estate Expenses in the Coronavirus Economy

Managing Real Estate Expenses in the Coronavirus Economy

In the current changing market, “normal” expectations are changing day by day. The following is a guest post by Tom Hershey, Dan Spiegel and Jane Thorn Leeson Read the original article on GlobeSt.com. Real estate premise expense can consume as much as 20% of revenue...

(Is This) The End of Office As We Know It?

(Is This) The End of Office As We Know It?

The pandemic already pushed millions to work from home. Many of them will likely go back to a very different office. By Rani Molla@ranimolla  Apr 14, 2020, 8:00am EDT If and when you return to your office after the novel coronavirus pandemic, you’ll probably notice...

Acquiring Commercial Property and Environmental Audits: Do I Need One?

Acquiring Commercial Property and Environmental Audits: Do I Need One?

When purchasing any commercial property, it is important to know the history of that property and find out if there might be environmental contamination that could impact plans for, or the occupants of the property.  In order to thoroughly evaluate a property and...

Coronavirus Guidance: Commercial Real Estate

Coronavirus Guidance: Commercial Real Estate

COVID-19 and its long reaching effects continue to change the way we conduct our everyday business, and commercial real estate practitioners continue to adapt to these changes on a daily basis. Below are a few resources to help guide commercial REALTORS® as they...

Commercial Real Estate Tips in Rural Markets Featuring Ben Bates

Commercial Real Estate Tips in Rural Markets Featuring Ben Bates

Rural landscapes are changing, and those changes are impacting commercial real estate. Living in a rural community has its own set of unique issues, obstacles and benefits when it comes to commercial real estate. The secret is diversification, according to Ben Bates,...

3 CHOICES TO MAKE YOU MORE SUCCESSFUL

3 CHOICES TO MAKE YOU MORE SUCCESSFUL

Real estate, including commercial, is an entrepreneur’s dream. You get to control your own destiny with limitless income and leadership potential. In my opinion, the greatest freedom as well as challenge in life is our time and how we spend it…especially when it comes...

You Can’t Ignore In-Store

You Can’t Ignore In-Store

The retail go-to-market approach continues to evolve. We frequently read about retailers growing, contracting or re-inventing their multichannel sales approach. While the second industrial revolution lasted from 1850 to 1914, it seems the current retail revolution is...

3 Ways Restaurant Trends are Impacting their Space Requirements

3 Ways Restaurant Trends are Impacting their Space Requirements

CRE makes up the physical spaces where business happens. Because of this relationship, changes in one sector have a strong impact on the whole industry. Once a new trend gains momentum, CRE tenants begin to shop, lease, and buy spaces differently. This relationship...

Is Amazon Poised to Breathe Life into Aging Shopping Malls?

Is Amazon Poised to Breathe Life into Aging Shopping Malls?

Across the United States, there are a number of eyesores that are hard to miss. One of these is the abandonment of shopping malls and other huge “big box” stores that were once industry giants, such as Toys R Us. These types of abandoned buildings are the perfect...

SUCCESS IN CRE & WHAT IT TAKES TO GET THERE: FROM 3 WOMEN WHO KNOW

SUCCESS IN CRE & WHAT IT TAKES TO GET THERE: FROM 3 WOMEN WHO KNOW

The following post was co-written by Christina Balas, National Director, Strategic Implementation, Field Services, and Christina Carlino, Director, Business Support Operations In honor of the annual CREW conference, Coldwell Banker Commercial (CBC) facilitated a...

Gas Station Changes are Fueling Investor Appetites

Gas Station Changes are Fueling Investor Appetites

Growing up in a small town on the East Coast, the corner service station was a refuge where the neighborhood kids could congregate and chat over an ice-cold Coke. Our parents trusted the mechanics, the attendants filled their tanks, and everyone knew each other’s...

Will Spec Suites Change the Way We Market Offices?

Will Spec Suites Change the Way We Market Offices?

In today’s environment, many markets are experiencing rising downtown office vacancy coupled with changing tenant preferences and demands. As such, landlords and building owners are having to think outside the box when it comes to strategies they can implement to help...

4 Mobile Apps Helping Us Stay Connected to our Desks While on the Go

4 Mobile Apps Helping Us Stay Connected to our Desks While on the Go

These days, we’re expected to be connected to our office and projects all the time. And, the population of remote workers is increasing. Therefore, it’s ultra-important to be able to stay connected to our “desks” while we’re on the go or working away from the...

Co-Living – The New Real Estate Trend

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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?

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

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...