Bigger Pockets

Urban Land Institute


  • Developing Leaders Spotlight: Building Relationships for the Next Level
    Colleen Wevodau, a recipient of NAIOP’s 2018 Developing Leaders Award, is completely immersed in the real estate industry.  She lives and breathes it, and her clients gravitate to her due to her deep understanding of their businesses and her abili…
    - 4 days ago 17 Jul 19, 6:51pm -
  • Blurring the Retail Line
    om·ni·chan·neladjective Definition: denoting or relating to a type of retail that integrates the different methods of shopping available to consumers (e.g., online, in a physical store, or by phone) See also: the biggest challenge in e-commerce an…
    - 7 days ago 15 Jul 19, 2:18pm -
  • California Initiative Could Provide Template to Target Commercial Real Estate
    Big things often have the power to create their own environments. For example, Boeing built the largest factory building in the world in Everett, Washington, and it ended up generating its own weather system indoors. Likewise, California’s populati…
    - 12 days ago 10 Jul 19, 5:46pm -
  • Eight Things to Know About Industrial Real Estate Demand
    Tariffs are in the air, but dealmaking continues on the ground in the U.S. industrial property market. Despite a slight softening, vacancy continues to hover at all-time historic lows. So, what’s driving the action? The following are eight things t…
    - 13 days ago 8 Jul 19, 7:27pm -
  • Developing Leaders Spotlight: A Discerning Eye for Risk and Reward
    In many ways, Matt Milich, a recipient of NAIOP’s 2018 Developing Leaders Award, is a natural visionary. His colleagues point out his “discerning eye for risk and reward” and “strong investment instincts” as part of the launch of private eq…
    - 19 days ago 3 Jul 19, 1:10pm -
  • Expanding Applications for Modular Construction
    Modular construction has come a long way since a 2010 issue of Development magazine profiled the building process in “First Look – The Skyscraper’s New Look.” Commercial real estate developers are adopting modular construction – in which bu…
    - 21 days ago 1 Jul 19, 12:03pm -
  • Georgia’s FAST Act Delivers a Template for Regulatory Certainty
    The year 2016 doesn’t seem as if it was that long ago, but three years is a lifetime if you’re waiting to obtain permits to build a project and instead you get caught up in regulatory red tape. Thanks to efforts led by NAIOP Georgia, the […]
    - 25 days ago 26 Jun 19, 6:45pm -
  • Industrial Real Estate Still On a Tear Amid Potential Disruptors And Geopolitical Uncertainty
    By any measure, industrial real estate continues to lead all other product types, and the conversation regarding its competitive strengths, coming challenges and seemingly unending growth was center stage at NAIOP’s I.CON West, held June 6-7, in Lo…
    - 28 days ago 24 Jun 19, 1:05pm -

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 -