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The Hows and Whys of Investing in Manufactured Housing
Blog 4 days ago
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
Blog 6 days ago
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
Blog 1 week ago
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
Blog 1 week ago
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
Blog 1 week ago
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
Blog 2 weeks ago
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
Blog 2 weeks ago
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
Blog 2 weeks ago
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
Blog 3 weeks ago
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
Blog 3 weeks ago
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
Blog 3 weeks ago
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
Blog 1 month ago
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
Blog 1 month ago
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
Blog 1 month ago
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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Interactive Map: U.S. Minimum Wages by State
Blog 1 month ago
Interactive Map: U.S. Minimum Wages by State

Legend: $9.00- $9.99 $7.26- $8.99 $7.25 The availability and cost of labor is one of the most important parts of site selection in industrial real...

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Summer Retail Trend Roundup
Blog 1 month ago
Summer Retail Trend Roundup

Ahh, summer. It’s time to take a break from work, hit the beach and relax — unless you are in the retail industry, that is. Retailers traditionally...

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Are You Paying Attention to Your Lease Renewal Option?
Blog 1 month ago
Are You Paying Attention to Your Lease Renewal Option?

I’ve written in the past about specific clauses and definitions to pay attention to in your office lease. In this post, we will discuss another...

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Global Workplace Trends: Enable the Agile Organization
Blog 1 month ago
Global Workplace Trends: Enable the Agile Organization

In our series so far, my global workplace strategy colleagues and I have covered four of the five key shifts that companies must make in the...

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Designing the Office for the New Legal Landscape: Making a Case for Change
Blog 1 month ago
Designing the Office for the New Legal Landscape: Making a Case for Change

At the beginning of this series of posts, we mentioned the “fork in the road” where the legal profession stands right now, especially when it comes...

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Market Insights July 10, 2017: Faster GDP Growth vs. Slowing Job Growth
Blog 1 month ago
Market Insights July 10, 2017: Faster GDP Growth vs. Slowing Job Growth

Recent economic figures point to stronger growth this spring than in this past winter. Economic growth for all of 2017 should outpace that in 2016....

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A Day in the Life of a Commercial Real Estate Researcher in July 2027
Blog 1 month ago
A Day in the Life of a Commercial Real Estate Researcher in July 2027

It’s a Monday morning in Cincinnati, OH in July 2027, and I open my UberFord app to summon my ride to work. The driverless vehicle arrives within...

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How Driverless Cars Will Reshape the Built Environment
Blog 1 month ago
How Driverless Cars Will Reshape the Built Environment

It’s clear that driverless car technologies have the power to reshape our society. A new study sponsored by Intel and prepared by Strategy...

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Designing the Office for the New Legal Landscape: Here Come the Millennials
Blog 1 month ago
Designing the Office for the New Legal Landscape: Here Come the Millennials

So far in this series, we have examined the need for law firms to carve a new path on the road to opportunity by reconsidering office design,...

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Global Workplace Trends: Ingrain the Co-Working Mentality in Real Estate Strategy
Blog 1 month ago
Global Workplace Trends: Ingrain the Co-Working Mentality in Real Estate Strategy

We’re more than halfway through exploring the five key shifts that companies must make in the workplace over the next five years. So far, my global...

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U.S. Office Construction Remains Elevated but Deliveries Set to Slow
Blog 1 month ago
U.S. Office Construction Remains Elevated but Deliveries Set to Slow

As we begin to prepare our next quarterly U.S. Office Market Outlook Report, we’re taking one last look at the top insights from Q1 2017. One of...

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Designing the Office for the New Legal Landscape: Do More With Less
Blog 1 month ago
Designing the Office for the New Legal Landscape: Do More With Less

In this series of posts, we will explore the two major forces that law firms must consider in designing offices that support their futures:...

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What Does the Amazon and Whole Foods News Mean for the Retail Industry?
Blog 1 month ago
What Does the Amazon and Whole Foods News Mean for the Retail Industry?

Like so many others, when I woke up last Friday morning there was one story dominating my news feeds, social channels and email inbox: Amazon’s...

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Designing the Office for the New Legal Landscape: The Road to Opportunity
Blog 2 months ago
Designing the Office for the New Legal Landscape: The Road to Opportunity

The legal profession is coming to a major crossroad — a significant point at which decisions need to be made on which path to take to ensure long...

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Strong U.S. Office Market Continues to Cool but Select Upside Remains
Blog 2 months ago
Strong U.S. Office Market Continues to Cool but Select Upside Remains

U.S. office market fundamentals remain at their strongest point in the cycle, with peak occupancy and record rents. Yet, as our Q1 2017 U.S. Office...

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3 Tips for Making Social Media Work for You
Blog 2 months ago
3 Tips for Making Social Media Work for You

By the time you read this, David Dao’s altercation with United Airlines will probably be a distant memory. Every few weeks, if not every few days,...

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