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The Hows and Whys of Investing in Manufactured Housing
News 15 hours 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
News 2 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
News 6 days 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
News 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
News 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
News 1 week 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
News 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
News 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
News 2 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
News 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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7 Ways the Internet of Things Is Changing Retail
News 3 weeks 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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Designing the Office for the New Legal Landscape: Navigating the Fork in the Road
News 4 weeks 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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Summer Retail Trend Roundup
News 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?
News 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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Designing the Office for the New Legal Landscape: Making a Case for Change
News 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
News 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
News 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
News 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
News 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
News 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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Designing the Office for the New Legal Landscape: Do More With Less
News 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?
News 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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Strong U.S. Office Market Continues to Cool but Select Upside Remains
News 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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Industrial Market Strong Despite a Break From Record Activity
News 2 months ago
Industrial Market Strong Despite a Break From Record Activity

Following a record-setting 2016, the U.S. industrial market held strong in the first quarter of the year. As our Q1 2017 U.S. Industrial Market...

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5 Costs Office Tenants Might Not Be Thinking About
News 2 months ago
5 Costs Office Tenants Might Not Be Thinking About

There are plenty of costs associated with your office space, which will vary depending on whether you are seeking a new office, a lease renewal, an...

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GSA Leases Appear to Be Growing Longer
News 2 months ago
GSA Leases Appear to Be Growing Longer

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) property market has been characterized by a relative scarcity of long-term leases. This...

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Why Online Isn’t the End of the Physical Retail Store
News 2 months ago
Why Online Isn’t the End of the Physical Retail Store

In our latest Retail Spotlight Report: Why Online Isn’t the End of the Physical Retail Store, we look at the myths, misconceptions and...

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Global Workplace Trends: Build the “Internet of Workplace”
News 3 months ago
Global Workplace Trends: Build the “Internet of Workplace”

As we explore the five key workplace trends in the next five years, my global workplace strategy colleagues and I first examined the importance of...

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Why Do You Need a Tenant Rep?
News 3 months ago
Why Do You Need a Tenant Rep?

Finding commercial space for your business is a bit like buying a new car. You think you know what you want and suddenly you’re at the dealership...

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Retailers in Distress
News 3 months ago
Retailers in Distress

This post was co-authored with Andrew Nelson, Chief Economist for Colliers International in the United States. In the past few months, the retail...

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