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Light Rail Is Moving Charlotte
and Millennials Ahead


Marc DeLuca

The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) recently opened an extension to its highly successful 9.3 mile Lynx Blue Line light rail, Railway Age reports. The extension runs northeast from 7th Street station in the city center through to the University of North Carolina Charlotte campus. That includes 11 stations, with four of them offering park-and-ride facilities … Read More

Phoenix Rising


Tim Helgeson

Phoenix was once widely known mostly for government, law, and financial services offices — and heat. The city still has the heat, but in a new form: tech and bioservice companies. Over 270 new tech companies have come to Phoenix in the past decade, with a core office vacancy rate of 11.4 percent as of the first … Read More

Technology Driving CRE


Ken Robertson

Have you ever forgotten your mobile phone at home? You proceed the entire day with a sense that something is missing. I’ve heard some people compare it to missing a limb. That’s a pretty powerful statement of dependence. But the truth is, technology makes our lives more manageable, more productive—and just easier. The same applies … Read More

Spring Forward into Fitness


by Lauren Wiley

Spring is a time for shedding layers, sporting the latest bright fashions — and, of course, spring cleaning. That can apply not only to reorganizing your closet, but to tossing some unhealthy winter habits you may have fallen into, such as not exercising due to arctic temperatures. It may be difficult to set a clear … Read More

Trending Markets


2017 is in the books and the general consensus seems to be that 2017 performed better than many anticipated. With 2018 well underway, all eyes are now on what the next couple of months will bring and which markets will hold the greatest potential. PricewaterhouseCoopers and Urban Land Institute recently released its annual Emerging Trends … Read More

Rents Aren’t Reversing Anytime Soon


Marc DeLuca

In all commercial real estate sectors, rents are on the rise.  This is happening alongside the prediction that construction spending and starts are expected to remain strong — if a bit more subdued — in 2018, according to ConstructConnect. Their construction forecast shows a 4.8 percent increase, to $773.1 billion. Commercial construction is expected to … Read More

CHUCK SCHREIBER TALKS ABOUT
OPPORTUNITY FOR ACCREDITED INVESTORS


Please join us as we chat with KBS CEO, Chuck Schreiber, about his background in Real Estate and the opportunity that KBS is offering for accredited investors to participate in similar quality real estate investments offered to large pension funds and institutional investors. Click here to listen to the podcast.

CRE’s Magical Mystery Tour
is Coming To Take You Away


Brent Carroll

A virtual reality tour of CRE property is the next best thing to being there In case there is anyone left with a doubt, virtual reality (VR) is no fad; it’s here to stay and continuing to change the landscape of commercial real estate. Statista reports that VR is expected to generate $15.6 billion in … Read More

Why 2018 May Be A Good Year
for Commercial Real Estate Investment


Commercial real estate continues to prove itself as a solid, strong, soft-spoken hero. Investors are expected to take on more risk as the industry continues to ride one of the longest economic expansions in the country’s history, according to Bisnow. “We expect consumers will continue to invest more capital into private and alternative real estate … Read More

These Scores Are Made For Walkin’


by 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