Bigger Pockets

    Urban Land Institute


    • Building the Industrial Workforce for Tenants
      At I.CON East 2019, panelists discussed new initiatives and strategies for addressing the industrial workforce shortage that many of their tenants face. Mark Shearer, senior vice president, regional development officer, Rockefeller Group moderated th…
      - 2 days ago 13 Sep 19, 8:06pm -
    • Reverse Logistics from the Supply Chain POV
      Retail gets the most attention with reverse logistics problems, following massive changes for retailers over the last few years. Joe Dunlap, managing director of CBRE Supply Chain Advisory, shared his thoughts on overcoming the challenges of reverse…
      - 2 days ago 13 Sep 19, 6:20pm -
    • From Zombie Mall to Fulfillment Center
      Euclid Square Mall outside Cleveland, Ohio, was a thriving center of the community in the 1970s and 1980s. By the 1990s, it was one of the nation’s notorious “abandoned malls” and the site was prime for redevelopment. Enter the teams from Seefr…
      - 2 days ago 13 Sep 19, 5:03pm -
    • Capital Markets: Tailwinds Continue for Industrial Development
      At I.CON East 2019, the always-popular capital markets session was full of heavy-hitters who shared what they’re seeing in the market, strategies for investment, and their forecasts for the future. Andrew Briner, CCIM, managing director with JLL, m…
      - 2 days ago 13 Sep 19, 3:32pm -
    • Institutionalization of the Industrial Real Estate Industry
      One of the biggest changes to the commercial real estate industry over the last 15 years has been the increase in institutionalization within the asset class. The industry is now dominated by institutions that specialize in real estate investing. At…
      - 3 days ago 12 Sep 19, 11:45pm -
    • Cold Storage Development is Heating Up
      CBRE reports that the growth of online grocery sales is surging, and that equates demand for cold storage that could soar up to 100 million square feet during the next five years. A panel at I.CON East 2019 talked through the costs, challenges and op…
      - 3 days ago 12 Sep 19, 10:46pm -
    • How to Invest in an Ultra-competitive Marketplace
      At I.CON East 2019, panelists at the “How to Invest in an Ultra-competitive Marketplace” session discussed what’s appealing to institutional investors and the trends they’re seeing in the market today. Brandi Hanback, executive vice president…
      - 3 days ago 12 Sep 19, 9:56pm -
    • The Evolving Nature of Industrial Demand
      In his keynote address at I.CON East 2019, Joshua Harris, vice president of strategy at Skanska USA Commercial Development, provided insight into the state of the economy and key trends affecting the industrial real estate market. After noting that N…
      - 3 days ago 12 Sep 19, 9:37pm -

    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 -

    Blueprint by CBRE

    • How Cities Are Evolving to Meet the Sharp Rise in Shipping Demands
      As online shopping cements its place in the current retail industry, cities have to contend with the rise in urban freight trips, package deliveries and other associated factors. Plus, expedited options like two-day, one-day, overnight and two-hour d…
      - 31 Jan 19, 4:53pm -
    • Does the City of the Future Mean Fewer Cars?
      The U.S. has long been the land of the automobile. We design cities around parking lots, create suburbs “within driving distance” of major metropolises and have highways that span coast to coast. The car is an undeniable part of America’s histo…
      - 28 Jan 19, 3:18pm -
    • How CCTV Cameras Are Changing Cities for the Better
      Who’s afraid of “Big Brother?” Apparently, not the British public. In the UK, the number of surveillance cameras mounted in the country range from 2 million to 5 million. Londoners are practically under surveillance at every turn, making it one…
      - 22 Jan 19, 4:00pm -
    • The Real Cost of Luxury Student Housing in U.S. College Towns
      When Blake-Leigh Kibbit moved off campus her sophomore year of college, she received enough financial aid to continue living close to the Florida State University campus in Tallahassee’s College Town, a popular neighborhood whose steep rent prices…
      - 10 Jan 19, 4:00pm -
    • A New Breed of Master-Planned Communities Place the Focus on Health & Wellbeing
      Experts in the health and wellbeing fields have long known there’s a strong correlation between a person’s lifestyle and how well they age. Much of that knowledge and research, which medical experts still rely on today, came from the famed Framin…
      - 2 Jan 19, 5:45pm -
    • The Road Most Traveled: The Busiest Airports in the World and How to Get There
      It’s the most wonderful time of the year – and the busiest for air travel. With the holiday season right around the corner, people everywhere are planning their winter getaways. Whether it’s to accommodate those jetting off to somewhere tropica…
      - 18 Dec 18, 8:45pm -
    • How Developers Can Help Reduce Loneliness in Cities
      Honking car horns, blaring sirens and crowded sidewalks teeming with pedestrians at every turn, that’s the typical scene in many major cities around the world. However, despite the endless noise of city life, there’s a deafening silence that’s…
      - 14 Dec 18, 8:10pm -
    • Location, Collaboration and Technology Bring Businesses to Master-Planned Lake Nona
      Providing a great real estate opportunity, a great place for people to play, a great place for people to live comfortably, with great access to transportation and airports is all part of what brings companies here. When a major corporation is looking…
      - 13 Dec 18, 4:35pm -
    • City, Suburb or the Best of Both? The Rise of Neo-Urban Communities
      Around the world, cities are growing day by day, surging in population growth and new infrastructure projects. As the UN  estimates, nearly 70 percent of the world’s population will reside in urban areas by 2020. But what about the remaining 30 pe…
      - 11 Dec 18, 2:32pm -
    • Ghost Signs: Fading Vintage Ads Bring Nostalgia to Neighborhoods—and Possibly Value to Properties
      Nostalgic and a bit eerie, ghost signs—fading advertisements from previous decades that still remain—hark back to a time when hand-painted advertisements on building facades were the primary way businesses marketed to motorists, commuters and pas…
      - 10 Dec 18, 9:18pm -