Marcellus Wiley Delivers Powerful Message in Keynote Address at NAI Global Convention Austin, TX

Marcellus Wiley Delivers Powerful Message in Keynote Address at NAI Global Convention Austin, TX

Marcellus Wiley delivered a powerful message of hope and inspiration by telling his life story of a boy growing up in Compton, California, excelling at football at a young age and learning some of life’s greatest lessons through sports. He also ran track at Saint Monica Catholic High School in Santa Monica.

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4 Industrial Real Estate Trends That Will Stick Around in the New Year

4 Industrial Real Estate Trends That Will Stick Around in the New Year

Industrial real estate is nothing new. In the past, the demand for industrial real estate has directly correlated to economic growth. However, it is currently in higher demand than ever and there are some very optimistic outlooks for industrial real estate for the near future. The ULI Real Estate Economic Forecast is the nation’s leading survey from renowned economists and analysts.

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6 Productivity Apps to Help Agents Amplify Their Business in 2019

6 Productivity Apps to Help Agents Amplify Their Business in 2019

Commercial real estate has long been considered one of the most competitive career paths you can choose. However, with new technology rapidly appearing, it’s easier than ever to increase your efficiency and productivity. The following 6 apps (linked below) will save you time and effort, allowing you to crush your competition and provide your clients with the latest tools for a streamlined experience.

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NAI Global Chairman and NAI Global President Discuss the State of the Commercial Real Estate Market at NAI Global Convention

NAI Global Chairman and NAI Global President Discuss the State of the Commercial Real Estate Market at NAI Global Convention

Geoffrey Woodward, NAI Global Chairman & C-III Capital Partners Senior Managing Director, recently spoke with NAI Global President Jay Olshonsky, SIOR, FRICS on the State of Commercial Real Estate before a full ballroom at the Hilton Austin Hotel with over 625 attendees. The following are excerpts from that discussion.

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Amazon Increases Brick-and-Mortar Footprint: Why It Matters

Amazon Increases Brick-and-Mortar Footprint: Why It Matters

With Amazon’s push on brick-and-mortar retail, it makes the company’s acquisition of Whole Foods even more important, with Whole Foods currently representing nearly 80 percent of the Amazon-owned storefronts throughout the country. This acquisition allowed Amazon to put even more pressure on traditional retailers, many of which have shuttered a number of stores in recent years.

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Is Silicon Valley Going to Change the Way We Build CRE?

Is Silicon Valley Going to Change the Way We Build CRE?

Earlier this year, Katerra, a Silicon Valley company, began announcing its acquisition of a number of architectural firms, including Michael Green Architecture (Vancouver, British Columbia) and Lord Aeck Sargent (Atlanta, GA). With the industry ripe for disruption, Katerra is on a mission to streamline what has always been a notoriously unwieldy and frustrating process.

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4 Ways Automation Can Help Agents Up Their Game in the Future

4 Ways Automation Can Help Agents Up Their Game in the Future

Have you ever wondered why smartphones took off the way they did? Chances are good that you really haven’t given it much thought… but the chances are even better that you have one of these (now ubiquitous) devices within your reach. But the answer is simple: smartphones rolled all of the most essential everyday tools, such as GPS maps, your calendars, and your camera and phone into one easy access point -- that fits in the palm of your hand. And if society is so easily able to embrace this life-changing convenience, surely adopting other life-changing innovations would be just as simple, right?

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8 Ways Coworking Has Changed Everything from Expectations to Physical Space

8 Ways Coworking Has Changed Everything from Expectations to Physical Space

Recently, Forbes made a point about how, not too long ago, the Apple iPhone completely disrupted Nokia’s long-standing dominance in the cell phone industry -- and then goes on to compare that to the way that WeWork and other new coworking models are changing literally everything about the ways in which we work. And they do mean literally everything -- the types of places in which offices are located, the way that offices are targeting workers and new talent, and even the very ways that offices are being designed.

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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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