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Should You Invest in
Opportunity Zones?


Mimi Nguyen

Looking for your next investment opportunity? You may have to first get into the zone. Opportunity Zones have been created for investors to defer capital gains for a period of time while pouring much needed investment into economically deprived areas. The end goal is that everybody wins. Investors can sell any property or security and … Read More

Attracting a New Generation of Talent


Kathryn Mujezinovic

Three Surefire Strategies for Attracting a New Generation of Talent   Bright. Entitled. Adaptive. Restless. Tech-obsessed. However you choose to describe the newest generation of talent, one thing is certain: These young professionals are transforming the modern business landscape in more ways than one. Many entering the workforce today bring with them big ideas, youthful enthusiasm … Read More

Top 10 Markets Still Holding Strong


With 2018 coming to an end, all eyes are now on how the end of the year will close out and which markets will hold the greatest potential in 2019. Earlier this year, Pricewaterhouse Coopers and the Urban Land Institute released the Emerging Trends in Real Estate Report, which analyzes leading North American markets, including … Read More

The Tech Effect


Carol Shumway

The tech effect is hitting the commercial real estate (CRE) industry—and hitting it hard. Over the past couple of years, demand and implementation of new technology has been at a fever pitch, reinventing how professionals interact with real estate. From how a lease deal is transacted to managing building systems, every tenant, investor, broker, owner/operator, … Read More

These Scores Are Made For Walkin’


Ron Sklar

Walk Score steps up to become the gold standard for walkable neighborhoods. It’s not news that Americans now want walkable neighborhoods, but the evidence is increasing that walkable doesn’t always translate to “urban.” The suburbs have been hard at work reinventing themselves as “urban nodes,” which basically means making the suburbs cool: more public transportation … Read More

Which Job Is Growing
The Office Sector
More Than Any Other?


Mimi Nguyen

You probably guessed immediately, and most likely guessed correctly (so congratulations in advance). Technology-related jobs, particularly in computer and mathematics-oriented occupations, is the current champion of office leasing. The report comes from Rebecca Rockey, Cushman & Wakefield’s economist and head of forecasting for the Americas. She is the lead author of a new Occupier Insights … Read More

The Pros and Cons of Pet-Friendly Offices


Stephen Close

If you like having Millennials as part of your work force, you had better like having pets in the office too. The trend is already well established in the workplaces of major-league Millennial favorites: Google, Amazon, Ben & Jerry’s and Etsy. In fact, one study reveals that 17 percent of employers have pet-friendly workplace policies … Read More

Top 10 Markets Still Holding Strong


With 2018 coming to an end, all eyes are now on how the end of the year will close out and which markets will hold the greatest potential in 2019. Earlier this year, Pricewaterhouse Coopers and the Urban Land Institute released the Emerging Trends in Real Estate Report, which analyzes leading North American markets, including … Read More

Is Worker Mobility Driving Change
in the Office Sector — Yet?


Ken Robertson

The office is not the only environment experiencing a digital-age revolution. Now your commute is going to go all 21st century (sorry, no flying cars — yet). Because of the increasing trend of employees working from home — as well as in coffee shops, airports, hotels and other locations — many corporate home bases are … Read More

The Tech Effect


Carol Shumway

The tech effect is hitting the commercial real estate (CRE) industry—and hitting it hard. Over the past couple of years, demand and implementation of new technology has been at a fever pitch, reinventing how professionals interact with real estate. From how a lease deal is transacted to managing building systems, every tenant, investor, broker, owner/operator, … Read More