Category: Niche Property Types

Crowdfunding: Boom or Blip?

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Back in May, I published a completely subjective ranking of the “Top 10 Disruptive Forces in U.S. Commercial Real Estate.” These disruptors included such usual suspects as energy sector vagaries and the growth of the tech sector, but also included…

Emergency Room Operators Take a Stand

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Let’s say you’re Luke Skywalker. You’re Luke Skywalker and you get into a minor light-saber accident–nothing too bad, but you’ve suffered a burn which you would like to have treated. So Princess Leia drives you to the Emergency Room. Unfortunately, the…

The Incubator Boom – Part II

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Check out our post on Monday for Part I of this discussion of Business Incubators and their role in the world of commercial real estate! And now, the conclusion… The Incubator Boom (Part II) By Chloe Gulati, Cornell University A…

The Incubator Boom – Part I

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The Incubator Boom (Part I) By Chloe Gulati, Cornell University Since their creation in the late 1950s, business incubators have been helping entrepreneurs and small startup companies through their initial development stage.  Initially providing affordable office space and business support…

What’s In Store for Self-Storage

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I was recently trolling Inside Self Storage‘s message boards, because that’s how I roll, and I came upon a conversation among several operators comparing notes on the effect of student populations on university-area self-storage facilities. Particularly of interest was the…

Thanks For Sharing: The Co-Working Boom Continues

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Here’s how Wikipedia defines co-working: Coworking is a style of work that involves a shared working environment, often an office, and independent activity. Unlike in a typical office environment, those coworking are usually not employed by the same organization.[1] Typically…

Las Vegas: Implosions & Progress

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In real estate, as in so many other industries (except the wine industry), new trumps old. It makes sense, of course: a new building is likely more efficient from an operational standpoint, more sustainable, and trendier in terms of interior…

WeWork and the Coworking Revolution

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Call it a disruptive force or simply an innovative real estate play, but there’s no question that coworking hubs like those popularized by NYC-born WeWork are revolutionizing the real estate sector. While coworking and its typical open-office floor plans are certainly not…

The Senior Housing Race

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Last Year and This Year in Senior Living… Let’s talk about senior housing. This increasingly vital real estate sector–a sort of umbrella for properties operated as independent living, assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing facilities–is naturally a very hot…