4 Must-Haves When Hiring a Commercial Real Estate Agent

4 Must-Haves When Hiring a Commercial Real Estate Agent

Choosing the right commercial real estate agent is something that should take careful thought and consideration. After all, a good CRE agent is your window to understanding important factors that might affect your purchase, which means that they must be proficient in performing environmental and demographic research, as well as understanding statistics and financial data.

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4 Technologies Making Commercial Real Estate Buildings Smarter

4 Technologies Making Commercial Real Estate Buildings Smarter

The prevalence of Internet of Things (IoT) technology has changed the way we live and work, and few industries have felt it more than commercial real estate. After all, modern businesses rely on smart technology to help their companies work more efficiently and effectively in ways that you may not have thought of.

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3 Ways Infrastructure Construction Will Impact Real Estate

3 Ways Infrastructure Construction Will Impact Real Estate

Part of President Trump's new plan for the U.S. economy is to spend billions of dollars in infrastructure construction to repair, replace and retrofit many aspects of the U.S. transportation system.  Many bridges, roadways and tunnels are close to a hundred years old, and showing signs of deterioration.  President Trump promises to address many of these unsafe issues, and launch a huge amount of construction spending to repair and replace these worn out parts of the transportation system.  

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3 Things to Watch Now that Amazon Go is Here

 3 Things to Watch Now that Amazon Go is Here

Amazon Go is set to make a huge impact on retailers across the United States, whether they are ready for it or not. Amazon rolled out the new technology that allows shoppers to go into stores, put the items they want in their cart, and simply walk out the door and be automatically charged for the items. The new Amazon Go uses a combination of a virtual shopping cart, sensor technology and deep learning algorithms, that will track shopper's every move, and charge them for what they purchase.

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3 Tips for Making an Open Office More Productive

3 Tips for Making an Open Office More Productive

More and more firms are choosing to use the open office format in order to create productivity and improve collaboration among workers.  For workers unfamiliar with this format, it can be a big change from the traditional offices and cubicles of the past. A study by design firm Gensler found that only one in four workers are in the optimal workplace environment.

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3 NAI Global Firms Using Twitter Effectively (That You Should Follow Too)

3 NAI Global Firms Using Twitter Effectively (That You Should Follow Too)

Twitter is transforming the way that people communicate and network, and commercial real estate is taking note. Whether you’re looking for inspiration on how to grow your social following or just want to network with some of the best CRE firms in the game, follow these 20 NAI Global firms on Twitter to start exploring:

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4 Big Retail Trends and the Markets Where They Work

4 Big Retail Trends and the Markets Where They Work

Retailers are pulling out all the stops in 2017 to attract new customers and keep existing customers coming to their brick-and-mortar retail locations. New and innovative marketing ideas are going to flood consumers email boxes in 2017, as retailers try to catch up with online businesses, such as amazon.com who have already mastered this approach to direct marketing the consumer. Traditional retailers have to catch up in terms of marketing to consumers, but their locations also must attract today's modern consumer in terms of offering the best price and selection options.

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Developers Ditch Parking to Make Room for Uber

Developers Ditch Parking to Make Room for Uber

The high cost of developing commercial real estate has started to impact the amount of parking developed with new office buildings, thanks to the popularity of rideshare services Uber, Lyft and others. Employers have begun to offer incentives to keep their employees from driving to work, such as discount cards, passes and other financial incentives. And, apartment communities are offering a rental discount to renters that use the ride sharing services, opposed to parking a personal car on the site.

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4 Hot Office Markets to Watch (And Some Up-and-Coming Markets, too!)

4 Hot Office Markets to Watch (And Some Up-and-Coming Markets, too!)

Hot office markets traditionally follow cities that have the hottest housing markets, since new home buyers need jobs to make their mortgage payments. Here are a few of the cities that look to be hot in 2017 in providing office space for new businesses, in addition to having strong housing growth according to Business Insider.

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5 Big Tech Innovations to Impact Retail This Year

5 Big Tech Innovations to Impact Retail This Year

Retailers are trying every new technology to gain advantages over the competition in the slim margins of the retail sales world. Amazon, who is no stranger to innovation, is leading the way in 2016 with exciting new ways to get products to consumers faster and with lower shipping costs. In fact, Amazon recently announced the use of drones to make some deliveries, which will further improve delivery times.

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4 Productivity Apps for Real Estate Agents to Crush 2017

4 Productivity Apps for Real Estate Agents to Crush 2017

Real estate agents are always trying to maintain a competitive edge over the competition. These productivity apps will help you work more efficiently and easily, to close more deals. If you are looking to make a New Year's Resolution, or just make improvements in the way you are doing your business, here are 4 apps to help you make 2017 a great year for business: 

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5 Office Design Trends Keeping the Open Concept Office Alive

5 Office Design Trends Keeping the Open Concept Office Alive

The idea of an open workspace has been around since the early 20th century. It began to evolve from a single large room with rows of desks or benches in the 1950’s, when the German Quickborner design group began adding partitions for privacy, creating an “office landscape.” Modular room components appeared in the 1960’s, and soon companies were moving everyone out of private offices and into a shared space

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3 Ways E-Commerce Will Continue to Impact CRE in 2017

3 Ways E-Commerce Will Continue to Impact CRE in 2017

Few of us have not been touched by the rise of e-commerce in recent years. The ability to shop and make purchases from virtually any location is quickly becoming a routine expectation for most Americans. Online retailers are taking advantage of the ways that technology enables more targeted marketing, creating a personalized shopping experience for customers that’s based on their past searching and purchasing behavior.

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10 NAI Global Member Firms to Follow on Twitter

10 NAI Global Member Firms to Follow on Twitter

By now, we know the great impact that the Internet is having on the way we conduct business. We also know that it’s the perfect conduit for networking and relationship building among colleagues and vendors, clients and potential leads. At NAI Global, we place great value on the use of social media and the Internet to help our members grow their business

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3 Regions Where the Industrial Sector is Booming

3 Regions Where the Industrial Sector is Booming

The industrial real estate space is one that has seen marked depression over the last few years. Yet, with companies like Amazon and Tesla expanding their presence and a new interest in revitalizing older industrial spaces —turning them into everything from housing to new retail space— many of the once depressed industrial regions across the country are seeing new life.

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