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Weekly Building Beat: The CRE Economy, Going Green, And Retail Best Practices

Weekly Building Beat: The CRE Economy, Going Green, and Retail Best Practices

You’ve got a lot going on. We get it. It isn’t easy to find the time to scour the internet for the latest property management and commercial real estate news when you’ve got a job to do.

With ‘The Weekly Building Beat,’ you won’t have to waste time searching. We hand-select the best industry content and publish it in a weekly list, made just for CRE property operations professionals like you.

This week’s most important property management news covers: the CRE economy, industry focus on sustainability, best practices for retail, a snapshot of top office metros, and an all-new elevator system.

  1. ECONOMY WATCH: CRE EXECS MORE CAUTIOUS

    Source: Commercial Property Executive

    A recent survey report covering the ‘2016 State of the Market,’ from DLA Piper, reports that despite a stronger showing in many sectors in commercial real estate, there are still many CRE executives who remain concerned about the future. CP Executive reports.

  2. WHY GOING GREEN ISN’T AN AMENITY IN CRE

    Source: Building Beat

    An editorial/opinion post discussing the value of sustainability in commercial real estate and property management, and how it can be used to help CRE organizations deliver a better tenant experience, and improve operational efficiency.

  3. RETAIL DONE RIGHT

    Source: NRF / Medium.com

    The National Retail Federation reports on unique ways that retail startups can improve their customer experience, including the use of the Internet of Things (IoT).

    What does this mean for Property Management:

    Retail property owners may be able to gather valuable insights into tenant needs and focus, including how they anticipate reacting to retail space usage shifts, and utilizing new technologies.

  4. TOP OFFICE METROS SNAPSHOT Q1 2016

    Source: Coy Davidson / Tenant Advisor

    Coy Davidson of Colliers International, through ‘The Tenant Advisor,’ looks at Q1 commercial office space trends from 10 of the largest U.S. Office metros, noting a continuing rise in tech, and asking rents in many markets.

  5. INNOVATIVE ELEVATOR SYSTEM TO MAKE DEBUT AT ATLANTA HIGH-RISE

    Source: High Rise Facilities

    Coda, a new high-rise in Atlanta, is set to implement an innovative elevator system from Thyssenkrupp called TWIN. The system is said to feature two energy-efficient cars running on one hoistway, operating independently from each other.

    What does this mean for Property Management:

    It shows that CRE organizations are continuing to shift towards the adoption of unique, sustainable technologies that not only improve property value, but help improve the tenant experience.

Property Management “Funny of the Week:”

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