Our CRE Community

Our CRE Community

With the commencement of the 2017-2018 school year, we turn our attention in this column to highlighting what some of our people are doing to support the commercial real estate community.  NAI Global professionals are involved in dozens of community-based organizations throughout the U.S. and across the globe, but one association engagement stands out

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4 Hot Markets Where Multifamily Looks Great for Investors

4 Hot Markets Where Multifamily Looks Great for Investors

The multifamily market is facing a transition time. Transaction volumes have dropped from a record setting 2016 as rent growth is softening and new projects are coming online. Opportunities still present themselves, however, care needs to be taken to ensure the financials of a potential purchase make sense. More than any time since the bubble burst in 2009, choosing the best market for your investment is key.

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Atlanta Market Overview with NAI Global’s Mitchell Brannen (Part 3)

Atlanta Market Overview with NAI Global’s Mitchell Brannen (Part 3)

Few cities in America have enjoyed the population growth that Atlanta has post-World War II. In 1950, according to Bloomberg, Atlanta had 670,000 residents and today, its population has grown to 6 million. Atlanta went from the 23rd largest metro area in the U.S. to its current status at #9. Good climate, excellent quality of life offset by reasonable cost of living expenses, infrastructure investing...

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Raleigh, Atlanta, Lead Surging Southeast Region (Part 1)

Raleigh, Atlanta, Lead Surging Southeast Region (Part 1)

A recently published statistic by Urban Land Institute (ULI) reported that collectively, the six southeastern states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee would form the 6th largest country in the world from a GDP standpoint. Plus, over the last four years the Southeast has also experienced the greatest population growth in the United States. 

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5 Quick Tips for CRE Social Media

5 Quick Tips for CRE Social Media

Social media is one of the most active and engaging forms of marketing in today’s world. Unlike before, retailers aren’t the only companies taking advantage of all that social media has to offer their business. Commercial real estate companies like NAI Global are participating in the conversation on social media and engaging with their clients and consumers online.

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5 Markets CRE Investors Should Watch in 2018

 5 Markets CRE Investors Should Watch in 2018

Experts anticipate that the commercial real estate market will continue to be healthy going into 2018. As investors look to find the next property to add to their portfolio as the new year approaches, these are the five markets CRE investors should watch in 2018. From drastic headquarter moves to the increase in suburban office market interest, the time is now for investors to expand their portfolios.

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5 Ways to Vet Potential Commercial Real Estate Tenants

5 Ways to Vet Potential Commercial Real Estate Tenants

Don’t expect landlords to rent out their commercial space to the first tenant who puts in an offer. In many cases, landlords have a lot of variables they consider when deciding to accept an offer to lease. This can include things such as background checks, reviewing tax returns, credit reports and references or even just connecting personally with a tenant. Here are five ways to vet a potential real estate tenant.

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Here’s How CRE Developers are Taking Sustainability into Account

Here’s How CRE Developers are Taking Sustainability into Account

Sustainability in the real estate sector affects a large amount of companies. Sustainability is often referred to in residential real estate, with topics such as rain water harvesting, energy alternatives and recycling surfacing, but commercial real estate value can also be enhanced with sustainability efforts. Here’s how CRE developers are taking sustainability into account.

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Shopping Malls Turned Warehouse? CRE Might Be Onto Something

Shopping Malls Turned Warehouse? CRE Might Be Onto Something

Over the course of the next few years, nearly 30% of all American malls are expected to close their doors and focus more heavily on online sales. It’s no big surprise that with the rise of offline to online shopping increasing at a fast pace, retailers are focusing their efforts on e-commerce business rather than the physical shopping experience. What’s to come of these empty shopping malls? New space for warehouses to launch e-commerce facilities.

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Will Smart Sensor Tech Become a Leading Amenity in CRE?

Will Smart Sensor Tech Become a Leading Amenity in CRE?

Smart technology and the Internet of Things continue to make waves in the commercial real estate industry. For the multifamily specifically, smart sensor tech will change the way residents live and will enhance their way of life by offering new benefits. For other sectors such as retail, the sensor technology can help determine traffic flow. These are just a few of the reasons smart sensor tech is set to become a leading amenity in CRE.

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Technology is Keeping Bodies in Brick and Mortar: Here's How

Technology is Keeping Bodies in Brick and Mortar: Here's How

Cutting-edge technology is essential for big-brands who want their retail empires to continue to succeed and outpace competitors in today’s (and probably tomorrow’s) retail landscape. E-commerce has created a shift in consumer wants and behaviors towards retail, however, the right technology can feed into those wants and positive behaviors.

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The Grocery Anchor: Saving America's Shopping Centers?

The Grocery Anchor: Saving America's Shopping Centers?

There are two ways to look at this part of history repeating itself: A desperate last hope to “save” shopping centers, or the beginning of a new era of retail. Both are true.

The traditional mall format is ending, and while there is no saving of the past. There is a new future for shopping centers, it just looks completely different than anything we’ve seen, so it’s hard to imagine.

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