Are Grocers the Answer to Retail Woes?

Are Grocers the Answer to Retail Woes?

More than 6,000 retail stores closed their doors for good throughout the United States in 2017, according to research conducted by Business Insider. Among those on the list are plenty of big names in the retail industry that have been in business a long time, such as Macy’s, Sears, Radio Shack, and more. In the face of declining sales year after year and less traffic from customers, many retailers are faced with no other choice.

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Selecting a Top Flight Commercial Real Estate Broker

Selecting a Top Flight Commercial Real Estate Broker

Choosing a commercial real estate broker can be a daunting task, particularly for those unfamiliar with the process or for companies entering a new market. Real estate costs typically make up 20-25 percent of the operating expenses for any business, so making informed real estate choices is crucial to the profitability of your company.

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China Driving Change in Last Mile Delivery

China Driving Change in Last Mile Delivery

The last mile is undergoing a major transformative shift in countries around the world. The increasing demand for shorter delivery times from an ever-growing population of online shoppers is pushing the industry in an entirely new direction. And while e-commerce makes up 10% of all retail sales in USA, it is forecast to be a staggering 28.6% of sales in China in 2018. 

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3 Sources of Alternative Funding for CRE Investors

3 Sources of Alternative Funding for CRE Investors

As traditional banks continue to pull back from commercial real estate lending, savvy players in the CRE space are taking advantage of emerging opportunities to fill the voids. This has, in effect, created a perfect storm -- the combination of tightened rules and regulations, ever increasing demand from lenders, and interest from new entrants to the commercial lending space, have all allowed alternative lenders to become real, active, and significant players in commercial real estate finance.

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Here’s Why FinTech is Booming

Here’s Why FinTech is Booming

When it comes to lasting and impactful developments on our everyday lives, the FinTech movement is certainly high on the list. In fact, we would venture to say that it comes in at a solid second, behind only the Industrial Revolution. For the past century or so, we have seen technology growing at lightning speed, much to the amazement and convenience of mankind (well, most of it, anyway).

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Master Your Social Media Game: 5 Tips to Stay Organized

Master Your Social Media Game: 5 Tips to Stay Organized

Social media is not another task piled atop the other daily work of a real estate professional. Understanding and leveraging social media is vital to building brand success. The right strategies prevent managing social media from overwhelming busy brokers and agents. Stay organized and control your social media program with these five suggestions.

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Pop-Up Retail Takes Aim at 2018 Holiday Season

Pop-Up Retail Takes Aim at 2018 Holiday Season

It’s no secret that retail is one of the most competitive industries today. In such a competitive environment, retailers are actively seeking out ways to set themselves apart and differentiate their brand. One of the most popular ways of doing this is pop-up retail. In 2017, pop-up shops were all the rage, allowing consumers an insider’s view of their favorite products, and the change to build deeper relationships with their favorite brands through unique experiences.

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Are Today's Offices Transforming into Boutique Hotels?

Are Today's Offices Transforming into Boutique Hotels?

Over the past few years, there has been a marked increase in the number of people who work remotely. And this trend doesn’t discriminate, as it can be seen across the board, throughout a number of industries. And, honestly, it comes as no surprise - with the advances in technology, today’s workforce can conduct their business almost entirely online. However, smart employers are doing all they can to continue offering their employees a space in which they enjoy working.

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NAI Global’s Industrial Corporate Services Group Lands Marketing Assignment for 10 MSF Class A Warehouse, Manufacturing and Rail-Served Distribution Facilities on the NAFTA Superhighway

NAI Global’s Industrial Corporate Services Group Lands Marketing Assignment for 10 MSF Class A Warehouse, Manufacturing and Rail-Served Distribution Facilities on the NAFTA Superhighway

Two NAI Global offices, led by Steve Pastor and Susan Fox with New Jersey-based NAI James E. Hanson has teamed up with John Simons, Holden Rushing and Chris Haro of NAI Partners in Houston to market a new 10-million-square-foot, rail-served industrial property in El Campo, Texas named SW International Gateway Business Park.

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Breaking Barriers: Panel of NAI Global Women Discuss Careers in Commercial Real Estate

Breaking Barriers: Panel of NAI Global Women Discuss Careers in Commercial Real Estate

Just as it is for men, ask four women how they chose careers in commercial real estate and you will get four different answers. Andie Edmonds was a stock broker in the 1990s before moving to a small city in Central Oregon where she wanted to reboot her career after her kids were all in school. In Bend, she got hired by the first company she interviewed with but only after the principal of the firm encouraged her to interview with all the other brokerage shops in town.

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NAI Terramont Commercial Announces Merger and Expansion of Commercial Real Estate Services in Montreal

NAI Terramont Commercial Announces Merger and Expansion of Commercial Real Estate Services in Montreal

NAI Commercial Montreal and Terramont Real Estate Services Inc., two of Montreal’s top commercial real estate firms, will join forces and beginning March 1 will operate as NAI Terramont Commercial. With the merger, the official NAI Global office in Montreal enters the top 5 firms serving the office, industrial, retail, tenant and investor market in Canada’s second biggest city.

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