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5 Cities Where Investing in Industrial Space is a Win-Win

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Practically every major city in the U.S. has an area of dilapidation from a once-booming WWII-era industrial center. In many areas, these stone and brickwork buildings have sat for years uninhabited while newer more modern buildings were built further out in the suburbs and surrounding areas. Today, the reverse is true. Now, these once-loved industrial sites are being targeted by developers, city planners, and commercial […]

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Spurred by Employment Gains, SIOR Index Closes 2016 at Highest Level on Record

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Members of the Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS® (SIOR) participated in the Commercial Real Estate Index survey, supplying their knowledge of the industrial and office market conditions in the United States for the fourth quarter of 2016. The responses, given by 240 SIOR members, compiled by SIOR in association with the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), present an accurate depiction of the current industry […]

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Creating an Effective CRE Email Marketing Campaign

Every listing broker is looking to find an effective way to promote their listings and keep in contact with the pool of tenants and buyers in their market. In addition to internet marketing sites such as Loopnet and CoStar, the most common approach today for most brokers is through email and social media. This article will review the steps for an effective email marketing campaign. […]

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New Winter Issue of the SIOR Report Now Available

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SIOR’s dynamic quarterly magazine addresses the concerns of industrial and office real estate practitioners. Articles by industry experts focus on topics from the evolving paradigm in commercial real estate brokerage to effectively managing offices and technology. SIOR Report will reinforce your professionalism and give you the tools to excel in sales and leasing. In the winter edition of the SIOR Report magazine, SIOR members and expert commercial […]

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This is Why Demand in CRE is Back

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More capital investments from foreign investors buying CRE in bulk is spurring the market. This, coupled with low interest rates and increasing valuations, is causing a big uptick in the number of CRE transactions. In fact, for the first three months of last year, big dollar “commercial real estate transactions increased by 45%.” Those numbers, while more volatile over 2016, are still showing positive signs […]

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5 Reasons Investing in Office and Industrial Makes Sense Right Now

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Whether you’ve been sitting on the sidelines or have invested in commercial real estate for decades, there are a number of reasons why investing in office and industrial properties makes sense right now. For savvy investors who are poised and ready to take advantage of the market, there are a wealth of upsides to commercial real estate. Let’s look at just a few: #1. Attractive […]

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How SIOR is Leading the CRE Industry

Last month, the Society of Industrial & Office Realtors® (SIOR) celebrated its 75th anniversary at its Fall World Conference in New York City. Reflecting on the three-day event, I can’t help but consider the extraordinary positive impact SIOR has had on my life. Through SIOR, I have been fortunate to meet and spend time with some of our industry’s best and brightest minds – leaders […]

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The Rebirth of Industrial Sites

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The remnants of the economic boom period of the 40’s and 50’s are everywhere. Across the U.S. some of the largest metropolises have left enormous wastelands of former factories, warehouses, and industrial sites to rot. Today, there is a rebirth of industrial sites taking place to the benefit of both investors and the communities where these sites are located.   Once Thriving Business Centers Almost […]

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The Brick-and-Mortar Effect

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Could the traditional shopping mall stage a comeback in an e-commerce world? For decades, malls have offered quick and easy access to a variety of stores for people on-the-go. They have also enticed leisure shoppers with amenities like air conditioned walkways, benches, kid areas, and food courts. They are designed destinations for retail shopping. But now, immersed in the e-commerce era, we’re seeing the traditional […]

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What Exactly Is Space Sharing?

  Space Sharing has gained popularity in the creative and innovative fields across the globe. Networks, mobile computing, and particularly start-up finance, has made sharing office and desks ubiquitous. Many innovative industries share common production resources like equipment, processes, and costly tenant improvements in Maker Spaces. (see New Industries post). While normally more expensive on a square foot basis, the total cost of rent, on […]