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BluePrint

  • newBetter Together: Why Co-Living Communities Are Attracting Millennials
    We’ve all heard of co-working, but how about co-living? As the sharing economy continues to grow, sharing space with strangers is becoming an acceptable choice for city dwellers, and developers are taking notice and swiftly adapting. Today, young a…
    - 24 hours ago 17 Sep 18, 3:51pm -
  • Location and Infrastructure Help Newark, New Jersey, Thrive
    The ecosystem surrounding a major city often includes much more than public transportation, suburbs within commuting distance and urban infrastructure. In many cases, a smattering of smaller cities act as distinctly separate places while maintaining…
    - 19 days ago 30 Aug 18, 10:17pm -
  • Columbus & Pittsburgh: Shaking Off the Rust, Bringing in the Tech
    Move over, coastal cities. Once dismissed as “flyover” states, cities in the Midwest are becoming popular destination markets. Both Pittsburgh and Columbus are thriving in post-recession America by embracing innovation, attracting young tech tale…
    - 28 days ago 21 Aug 18, 9:06pm -
  • As Life Expectancy Grows, So Does the Demand for Lab Space
    As a large chunk of the American population rises in age, so, too, does the opportunity to develop the new technological and medical breakthroughs that will help keep people healthy, longer.   But to discover these innovations, companies in the life…
    - 42 days ago 7 Aug 18, 3:35pm -
  • How Workforce Incentives Can Help Win the War for Talent
    Every business leader wants the best employees on their team. But right now, and for the foreseeable future, there happens to be a stark shortage of excellent candidates. The war for talent is on, and companies are suiting up for battle. Enter… the…
    - 50 days ago 30 Jul 18, 5:38pm -
  • Innovation and Trees are Blooming in Tampa
    Growth is an important part of any urban environment. Whether that’s infrastructure growth, business growth, population growth or employment growth, a city is always looking to expand and improve its input and output. For Tampa, Florida, that growt…
    - 63 days ago 17 Jul 18, 9:01pm -
  • 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…
    - 71 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…
    - 89 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…
    - 98 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…
    - 5 Jun 18, 6:34pm -

Urban Land Institute

NAIOP

  • How Tech Startups are Solving the Construction Industry’s Woes
    The construction industry’s challenges are no secret — rising construction materials costs, a skilled labor shortage and overall lack of productivity improvements are driving up costs and extending timelines for many projects. Now Construction Te…
    - 1 day ago 17 Sep 18, 2:27pm -
  • Turning Buildings into Integrated Ecosystems
    Even in a booming market, flexibility is essential. At FlexOffice 2018, hosted by NAIOP and the Global Workspace Association, experts talked about how owners can add coworking spaces in their properties to balance their portfolios, enhance value and…
    - 4 days ago 14 Sep 18, 5:54pm -
  • Bringing Tenants Together in Coworking Spaces
    It’s difficult enough to bring coworkers together when they work for the same company in the same office. So how can coworking space operators bring the people in their buildings together when those people may not have anything in common except an…
    - 4 days ago 14 Sep 18, 2:39pm -
  • What Inning are We In?
    Baseball season is winding down, but the season of CRE never ends – and everyone wants to know “what inning” the industry is in. It’s impossible to say for certain where the economy is going. But accurate numbers can help provide a better pic…
    - 5 days ago 13 Sep 18, 8:21pm -
  • Maximizing the ROI of Flexible Workspaces
    In his keynote address at FlexOffice 2018, hosted by NAIOP and the Global Workspace Association, Antony Slumbers noted that Apple sells 18 percent of the world’s smartphones, but reaps 82 percent of the revenue from the sale of smartphones. Any com…
    - 5 days ago 13 Sep 18, 7:36pm -
  • Owning the Future of Commercial Real Estate
    The commercial real estate landscape is always changing, and one of the biggest factors driving change today is the growth of shared workspaces. This presents challenges to traditional building owners, operators and brokers. But shared workspaces als…
    - 5 days ago 13 Sep 18, 6:05pm -
  • Warehouses in Tight Urban Spaces
    Surging demand for same-day delivery of goods purchased online from companies such as Amazon has led many developers to consider adding multistory warehouses with multilevel truck courts to their portfolios. NAIOP noted this emerging trend in the win…
    - 8 days ago 10 Sep 18, 3:15pm -
  • Proposed Hawaii Tax Could Devastate CRE Investment
    Virtually everyone agrees that educating our children is the most important thing a society can do. Doing so requires money, of course. But it also requires that the money be spent effectively. That’s especially important here in Hawaii, where we h…
    - 13 days ago 5 Sep 18, 3:27pm -