CRE Show

  • newTop 5 Current Issues Affecting Real Estate
    The Counselors of Real Estate release an annual report breaking down the top ten issues affecting real estate. This year, the publication is broken into the 5 current and 5 long term issues facing the industry. Join host Michael Bull and Joseph Nahas…
    - 11 hours ago 16 Jul 18, 6:26pm -
  • Healthcare Real Estate Strategies
    Michael Bull is joined in Studio One by Paul Zeman, President of the Medical Office Investment Group at Bull Realty to discuss the state of the medical office building market. Discussions include current CAP rates, CAP rate projections, strategies fo…
    - 4 days ago 12 Jul 18, 6:37pm -
  • Better Buildings Challenge
    Learn how your business, university, municipality or real estate company can improve energy efficiency of your portfolio by 20% while improving social equity, employee production, wellness and the environment!
    - 5 days ago 11 Jul 18, 6:16pm -
  • Opportunities for Investors and Operators in the Restaurant Sector
    Michael Bull with guests Eric and Robin Gagnon discuss opportunities and strategies for investors and operators looking to find success in the restaurant sector.
    - 13 days ago 4 Jul 18, 12:00pm -
  • Healthcare Real Estate Forecast
    Join Michael and his guests as they discuss the healthcare real estate sector in the U.S. Discussions include property level performance, investor demand, current and future CAP rate projections, the impact of rising interest rates, and timing the ma…
    - 14 days ago 3 Jul 18, 12:00pm -
  • Restaurant Sector Too Crowded?
    Michael Bull with guests Eric and Robin Gagnon discuss the current state and future of the restaurant sector. Has the sector been over built? Is it over crowded?
    - 15 days ago 2 Jul 18, 3:00pm -
  • Top 10 Issues Affecting Real Estate from the Counselors of Real Estate
    Join host Michael Bull and Joseph Nahas, CRE, as they discuss the top ten issues affecting real estate. For the first time in the publications history, the Counselors of Real Estate have broken down the report in to the top 5 issues affecting real es…
    - 19 days ago 27 Jun 18, 7:40pm -
  • Real Page on the Performance of Student Housing
    Taylor Gunn, Director of Student Housing for Real Page, provides an update on the student housing market in the U.S.
    - 26 days ago 21 Jun 18, 3:00pm -

Capital Spectator

  • A Brief Intermission…. Sicilian Style
    We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming with a public service announcement: The Capital Spectator will be decamping to Palermo for a week. The usual routine returns on Monday, July 23. Ciao!
    - 2 days ago 15 Jul 18, 1:05pm -
  • Book Bits | 14 July 2018
    ● Copycats and Contrarians: Why We Follow Others… and When We Don’t By Michelle Baddeley Summary via publisher (Yale University Press) Rioting teenagers, tumbling stock markets, and the spread of religious terrorism appear to have little in com…
    - 3 days ago 14 Jul 18, 12:16pm -
  • US Q2 Growth Set To Accelerate As Trade-War Risk Lurks
    The trade war that appears to be escalating may bring headwinds in the second half of the year, but second-quarter US GDP growth remains on track to accelerate, based on several forecasts compiled by The Capital Spectator. The current median projecti…
    - 4 days ago 13 Jul 18, 11:40am -
  • Macro Briefing: 13 July 2018
    Trump: May is wrecking Brexit and US-UK trade deal is uncertain: The Sun At NATO summit, Trump didn’t rule out ending military exercises: CNN China’s trade surplus rose to record in June: Reuters Annual US consumer inflation rate ticks up to 6-ye…
    - 4 days ago 13 Jul 18, 9:58am -
  • Named A Top “Economics Influencer”
    Focus Economics, a consultancy that focuses on macro topics, published a list of “50 Top Economics Influencers to Follow” and made the grade… just barely: we’re number 50. Whew! That was close. The academics, journalists,…
    - 4 days ago 12 Jul 18, 5:48pm -
  • Major Asset Classes | Correlation Profile | 12 July 2018
    Return correlations for the major asset classes have been ticking higher in 2018, based on the median of pairwise relationships for rolling one-year periods via a set of exchange-traded products. Although the median correlation is still well below le…
    - 5 days ago 12 Jul 18, 12:13pm -
  • Macro Briefing: 12 July 2018
    Trump roils NATO meeting in Brussels: LA Times Will Trump’s attacks on NATO help Russia’s Putin? CNN Business groups, congressional Republicans have worries over trade war: The Hill European Commission trims estimate for Europe’s GDP growth in…
    - 5 days ago 12 Jul 18, 9:56am -
  • Excerpt, Part II: Quantitative Investment Portfolio Analytics In R
    A couple of weeks back I published the first part of a full-chapter excerpt from my new book, Quantitative Investment Portfolio Analytics In R: An Introduction To R For Modeling Portfolio Risk and Return. Here’s the second half of this two-part e…
    - 6 days ago 11 Jul 18, 3:14pm -

CRE Outsider

  • CoStar/LoopNet – What Are the Alternatives?
    On my post about the CoStar/LoopNet changes, David asked what should an agent or brokerage do? Good question. What you should do depends on a lot of things. Do you need a data provider, a marketing platform or both? Can you afford to pay the subscrip…
    - 30 Nov 17, 2:01pm -
  • If Real Estate is Local, Who Needs a National Database?
    Now that LoopNet no longer offers even a paid plan for users to view nation-wide listings, there’s an opportunity for commercial brokerages to take listing aggregation and search back. Source: CREOutsider
    - 2 Nov 17, 1:01pm -
  • An FAQ for the Xceligent CoStar Battle
    Everyone knows that CoStar is a litigious company. And that all the cases boil down to CoStar claiming data theft and most end with CoStar winning. But the CoStar Xceligent battle is a doozy – and not just because of Xceligent’s counter-suit. The…
    - 26 Oct 17, 9:01pm -
  • CoStar – LoopNet Integration is Here (and What it Means)
    If you read their PR and info sheets on the CoStar/LoopNet database integration – or “enhancements” as they like to call them – you’ll find CoStar didn’t do a great job explaining things. In their zeal to convince you that this is the bes…
    - 18 Oct 17, 4:09pm -
  • Disrupting CRE – It’s A Matter of Trust
    Innovation and disruption are studied a lot these days as everyone tries to identify industries ripe for disruption and figure out  exactly how to disrupt them. One way to do that is to reverse engineer disrupting companies to create a blueprint of…
    - 18 Oct 17, 12:49pm -
  • Is Commercial Real Estate a Great Market?
    I can’t keep up with CRE start-ups anymore.  They start out doing one thing.  Months later it’s something else. Not that there’s anything wrong with changing course when you notice you’re not gaining traction. It’s called responding to th…
    - 18 Oct 17, 12:31pm -

JLL Real Views

  • newInfusing local flavor into global office life
    With office design becoming more elaborate in recent years as companies seek to stand out from the crowd, some firms are looking to taking their cue from local culture. From Estonian saunas, Australian Aboriginal gathering places, and American cookie…
    - 4 hours ago 17 Jul 18, 1:00am -
  • Five ways fast food restaurants are updating their look
    Even in the world of online grocery platforms like Instacart and the focus on healthy eating, consumer demand for fast food remains strong. Quick-serve restaurant (QSR) sales increased 12.5 percent in the U.S. from 2015 to 2018—the largest jump out…
    - 1 day ago 16 Jul 18, 1:00am -
  • Why Europe should follow the Dutch focus on data
    As European countries compete for real estate investment, there’s a key differentiator that helps promote their real estate markets as transparent, attractive places to do business: wide-ranging, easily available and reliable property data. It’s…
    - 4 days ago 13 Jul 18, 1:00am -
  • Why businesses are paying more attention to Proptech
    In a short space of time, Proptech has moved way beyond the online property listings it first became known for. Companies sensing opportunity are fast latching onto developments that are bridging the digital world and built environment. The rise of s…
    - 5 days ago 12 Jul 18, 1:00am -
  • Giving UK retail a new, flexible lease of life
    Retail leases in the UK could become increasingly flexible as changing shopping patterns and ongoing retail woes accelerate a shift in longstanding norms within the sector. The past six months has seen several UK retailers and department stores apply…
    - 7 days ago 10 Jul 18, 1:00am -
  • Breathing new life into Japan’s small towns
    As the opportunities offered by life in the big cities continue to draw in people from rural areas, small towns are having to change with the times, or face fading into an uncertain future. In Japan, local governments and private enterprises are forg…
    - 8 days ago 9 Jul 18, 1:00am -
  • Robots settle into working life in Europe’s warehouses
    In warehouses across Europe, man and machine are increasingly working more closely together – and a lack of future manpower could accelerate automation further. In Andover, online grocery retailer Ocado operates an automated fulfilment centre, whic…
    - 11 days ago 6 Jul 18, 1:00am -
  • Why men still want to shop in-store
    The stereotype that women like to shop more than men is coming apart at the seams—at least in bricks-and-mortar stores. Research has long pointed to a major gap between how men and women make buying decisions, with today’s men less likely to opt…
    - 12 days ago 5 Jul 18, 1:00am -


  • How the Life Science Sector Is Making Its Mark on Central London
    London’s lengthy and storied history is deeply entrenched in scientific discoveries and research. From uncovering the double helix of DNA to discovering penicillin, the city has long prided itself on its penchant for bringing together the brightest…
    - 7 days ago 9 Jul 18, 8:23pm -
  • The Rise of the Intelligent Sewer
    By 2010, Kansas City’s underground infrastructure was faced with a challenge. Its sewer systems were outdated—the 1,060 miles of pipe in the combined sewer system dated back to 1857, which, to put in perspective, is four years prior to the start…
    - 26 days ago 21 Jun 18, 2:59pm -
  • Why Designing Workspaces Should Be a Walk in the Park
    Bringing the outside in, today’s workspaces are increasingly mirroring the lush green landscapes of the great outdoors. From cascading fountains to botanical-rich workspaces, companies big and small are creating natural, park-like environments. Mor…
    - 35 days ago 12 Jun 18, 4:25pm -
  • Protecting Talent Capital in an Expanding Global Workforce
    Perhaps the most valuable asset for any company is its talent—the people who make the business run. That’s why there are entire industry sectors devoted to protecting talent capital and making sure employees stay safe and healthy on the job. With…
    - 41 days ago 5 Jun 18, 6:34pm -
  • The Food Industry’s New Path to Brick and Mortar
    Opening a restaurant before technology was integrated into our lives was no easy task. In pre-Internet days, restauranteurs and chefs had to follow a hunch that a certain location could use a specific type of restaurant (Ben and Jerry, of the eponymo…
    - 46 days ago 1 Jun 18, 4:08pm -
  • Summer Festivals are Music to Developers’ Ears
    Music festivals have become ubiquitous in the summertime in cities around the world. Sure, they’re fun for hipsters and young adults who enjoy dancing to the sounds of indie artists while donning flower crowns and statement sunglasses. But they’r…
    - 53 days ago 24 May 18, 9:51pm -
  • Inventions and Innovations that Shaped the Workplace: The Starting Point
    Flexible hours, comfortable couches and unfussy fashions weren’t always options for most American office workers. Those privileges that many of today’s employees take for granted were unthinkable during the early 19th century. Throughout the year…
    - 60 days ago 17 May 18, 6:44pm -
  • The Very Dark and Very Light Sides of Life in Iceland and Alaska
    In Reykjavik, the most northerly capital in Europe, the winters are long and dark. The summers are warm and bright, quite bright. In midwinter, there is 5 hours of daylight. In the summers, from mid-May to mid-August, the sun sets for 3 hours a day (…
    - 69 days ago 9 May 18, 12:53pm -

The Massimo Group

  • The 4 Intangibles of Commercial Real Estate Agent Transformation
    Every commercial real estate professional — whether a managing broker/owner of a large regional firm, a managing director of a national firm, a local owner, and even the individual real estate agent — all hope to transform their practice througho…
    - 4 days ago 12 Jul 18, 5:42pm -
  • Firsthand Sales Lessons from Tesla
     I am going to take a little detour from my usual focus on commercial real estate and tips for maximizing commissions, productivity and general happiness. On second thought, I will probably touch on all three as I share my personal experience with o…
    - 7 days ago 10 Jul 18, 2:57pm -
  • Reality Check – Not Everyone Gets a Trophy in Commercial Real Estate
    The lure of working in commercial real estate, more times than not, is the money. Or more specifically, the potential of making as much money as you desire. Often times I hear that the other attractor is the freedom of time. Wow, what a package! More…
    - 11 days ago 6 Jul 18, 5:09pm -
  • CRE Brokerage Management Challenge #5: Getting to the Next Stage
    This is the last blog in our series “Overcoming The 5 Biggest Commercial Real Estate Management Challenges” — but it is certainly not the least important. There is an adage in business that you are either growing, or dying. Odds are that you ar…
    - 20 days ago 27 Jun 18, 3:53pm -
  • CRE Brokerage Management Challenge #4: Operations
    With all the challenges in owning and managing a commercial real estate firm, many managers forget about the office. After all, office management is tedious and administrative, right? Wrong. The best offices are run by managers who look at office ope…
    - 20 days ago 27 Jun 18, 3:50pm -
  • CRE Brokerage Management Challenge #3: Business Development and Marketing
    In my recent blogs we explored some of the bigger challenges of owning and managing a commercial real estate brokerage firm. The first was recruiting the right people for your team, and the second was managing these folks. Today I want to address kee…
    - 21 days ago 25 Jun 18, 7:41pm -
  • CRE Brokerage Management Challenge #2: Managing Brokerage Staff
    In my last blog we addressed how to recruit agents, of all stages of experience. Once you’ve built a great team, you’re going to need to keep them great. You must consistently help them improve their performance. From my 25+ years of experience a…
    - 27 days ago 20 Jun 18, 4:00pm -
  • Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Management Challenge 1: Recruiting
    If you cannot grow your commercial real estate practice, it will die. After all, no matter how good you are at retaining your existing brokers/agents/property managers, you are going to lose some. Some will retire, some will move, and others will jus…
    - 33 days ago 14 Jun 18, 1:56am -
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