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From Destruction to Rebirth: Adapting Malls for the New Way of Shopping
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From Destruction to Rebirth: Adapting Malls for the New Way of Shopping

In a recent post, I discussed the many adaptive reuse strategies that have been successfully utilized in repurposing vacant big-box retail stores...

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Four Steps to Improve Your Workplace
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Four Steps to Improve Your Workplace

Are you satisfied with your current workplace? The workplace has been a trending topic in the commercial real estate industry for the last few...

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The 4 Amenities Your Self-Storage Property Needs to Compete
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The 4 Amenities Your Self-Storage Property Needs to Compete

The self-storage industry has been on the rise as the sector fared well in the face of the economic downturn as well as during the recovery....

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U.S. Property Markets Shake Off Slowdown and Power On
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U.S. Property Markets Shake Off Slowdown and Power On

Our 2017 Capital Flows Midyear Update addresses the recent slowdown in U.S. property markets. Despite several quarters of decline in year-over-year...

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As Shopping Behaviors Evolve, The Retail Experience Must Follow
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As Shopping Behaviors Evolve, The Retail Experience Must Follow

In our latest Retail Spotlight Report: As Shopping Behaviors Evolve, The Retail Experience Must Follow, we examine the modern consumer’s habits,...

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Consider the Cloud: How Expanding Data Storage Options Are Driving Real Estate Decisions
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Consider the Cloud: How Expanding Data Storage Options Are Driving Real Estate Decisions

In today’s business environment, it’s no longer a question of whether to adopt a cloud solution for data storage — where data is stored on remote...

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Food Fight: The Collision of Technology and Distribution in the Food Industry
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Food Fight: The Collision of Technology and Distribution in the Food Industry

As food-focused entrepreneur Kimbal Musk put it: “Food is the new internet.” There’s no denying that technology is radically changing the way food...

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Five Reasons to Consider Investing in Student Housing
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Five Reasons to Consider Investing in Student Housing

Each fall, more than 20 million students attend universities and colleges in the United States. The question of where they will live through the...

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National and Local Tenants: How to Strike the Right Balance in Neighborhood Shopping Centers
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National and Local Tenants: How to Strike the Right Balance in Neighborhood Shopping Centers

The internet has permanently transformed the landscape of the retail industry, and investing in retail commercial real estate assets will never be...

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Coming Soon: 24-Hour Access to Retail Consumers
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Coming Soon: 24-Hour Access to Retail Consumers

I recently shared my thoughts about Amazon’s portfolio expansions into everything from real estate to food to messaging apps, and that got me...

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Tenant Improvements: Reach for the Stars but Consider the Ceiling
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Tenant Improvements: Reach for the Stars but Consider the Ceiling

We’ve all heard the motto “out of sight, out of mind,” but have you considered how this applies to office space and, specifically, renovating an...

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Real Estate Opportunity and Risks in the Age of the Internet of Things
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Real Estate Opportunity and Risks in the Age of the Internet of Things

Miniaturization of electronics over the past decade has enabled sophisticated and powerful devices to emerge. Today we see computers, high...

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Q2 2017 Industrial Market Outlook: Tight Vacancies Lead to Robust Development
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Q2 2017 Industrial Market Outlook: Tight Vacancies Lead to Robust Development

Our Q2 2017 U.S. Industrial Market Outlook Report highlights that demand from e-commerce and third-party logistics users is driving industrial...

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North American Demand for Big-Box Facilities Remains High in the First Half of 2017
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North American Demand for Big-Box Facilities Remains High in the First Half of 2017

Presented in a new, interactive format, the Industrial Logistics & Transportation Solutions 2017 Midyear Big-Box Review and Outlook offers an...

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Steady as She Goes: U.S. Office Market Remains on Solid Ground
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Steady as She Goes: U.S. Office Market Remains on Solid Ground

Despite the fact that the U.S. office market is cooling, the market overall is solid and stable with occupancy at peak levels and record rents in...

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Record-Low Industrial Vacancy Rates Increase New Development
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Record-Low Industrial Vacancy Rates Increase New Development

As we prepare our Q2 2017 U.S. Industrial Outlook report, the data shows that industrial vacancy rates are still at all-time lows, which is leading...

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The Hows and Whys of Investing in Manufactured Housing
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The Hows and Whys of Investing in Manufactured Housing

Would-be investors facing steep competition within the industrial, hospitality, office and apartment sectors are increasingly turning to an...

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Going Open: The Right Office Space Can Be Transformative
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Going Open: The Right Office Space Can Be Transformative

“Open office” — these are not just buzz words. Virtually every client we work with is interested in how an open office environment can benefit...

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Retail Market Spotlight: Calgary
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Retail Market Spotlight: Calgary

The Retail Next Gen Series is composed of posts contributed by Colliers professionals across North America who have joined the commercial real...

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Q2 2017 U.S. Top Office Metros Snapshot: Office Markets Remain Solid as Rents Peak and Vacancy Levels Off
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Q2 2017 U.S. Top Office Metros Snapshot: Office Markets Remain Solid as Rents Peak and Vacancy Levels Off

Colliers International’s Q2 2017 U.S. Top Office Metros Snapshot report shows that fundamentals in the 10 major office markets in the U.S. largely...

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Enhancing the Workplace Through Connections With Nature
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Enhancing the Workplace Through Connections With Nature

“Do you want to just go to the bar?” And so ends the meeting that two creatives with a well-known ad firm were attempting to hold in the outdoor...

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Lease Accounting: CFOs Are Missing a One-Time Restructuring Opportunity
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Lease Accounting: CFOs Are Missing a One-Time Restructuring Opportunity

Many companies are on the verge of missing a valuable chance to positively affect the financial statement treatment of their real estate leases....

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AI in Building Management: Here Come the Smart Buildings
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AI in Building Management: Here Come the Smart Buildings

Moore’s Law states that the number of transistors on one square inch of integrated circuit will double every year. Recently, I thought of this 1965...

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Amazon Prime Time: World Domination May Be Next
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Amazon Prime Time: World Domination May Be Next

There is a turf war embroiling the interwebs as Amazon sets its sights on world domination. At least that’s what it looks like from where I’m...

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Breakout Retail Developments Attract the Live-Work-Play Generation
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Breakout Retail Developments Attract the Live-Work-Play Generation

The Retail Next Gen Series is composed of posts contributed by Colliers professionals across North America who have joined the commercial real...

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U.S. Industrial Market Spotlight: Grand Rapids
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U.S. Industrial Market Spotlight: Grand Rapids

“The greater Grand Rapids area and West Michigan as a whole have long been committed to manufacturing. With a strong skilled workforce and a...

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Global Workplace Trends: Simple Steps to Take Right Now
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Global Workplace Trends: Simple Steps to Take Right Now

Every day, my workplace strategy colleagues and I help businesses around the world create workspaces that are good for people and that drive...

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7 Ways the Internet of Things Is Changing Retail
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7 Ways the Internet of Things Is Changing Retail

The Retail Next Gen Series is composed of posts contributed by Colliers professionals across North America who have joined the commercial real...

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Retail Dimensions of Health Care Part II: Retail in the Health Care Setting
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Retail Dimensions of Health Care Part II: Retail in the Health Care Setting

In our two-part Retail Dimensions of Health Care Report, we explore the ways health care facilities are approaching location in retail and...

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Designing the Office for the New Legal Landscape: Navigating the Fork in the Road
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Designing the Office for the New Legal Landscape: Navigating the Fork in the Road

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.” That turn of phrase from the late Yogi Berra, while amusing, contains a great deal of wisdom. Law...

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