Category: Niche Property Types

Reefer Madness Has Private Equity Investors Seeing Green

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Cannabis. Marijuana. Weed. Dope. Whatever you call it, Private Equity investors are looking to make a profit from it. It’s been a hot topic over more recent years and 23 states have laws legalizing marijuana in some form, whether for strictly…

A Growing Demand for Commercial Kitchen Incubator Space

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Scroll down for fun infographic! When you think about the word “incubator,” you probably have flashbacks of being in grade school, monitoring your classroom’s beloved heated apparatus containing unhatched eggs. You checked on these eggs daily, made sure they kept toasty,…

Millennial Motive & Commercial Real Estate Trends

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I hate generalizations about entire generations of people, especially coming from someone outside of that group. In fact, I hate generalizations in general. However, I will say that we, Millennials, are quite an interesting, diverse and powerful group to study: 25% of…

Universities & Innovation Infiltration

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At the Philadelphia Real Estate Council Spring meeting last week, speakers and PREC members engaged in insightful rhetoric on developing commercial real estate on and off university campuses. The conversation was lively, informative and I hardly got a break from…

Oil Prices & CRE: A Turbulent Affair

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Just when we thought prices couldn’t dip any lower, they did. The oil industry is the worst it’s been since the 1990s. The New York Times reports that the price of a barrel of oil has been cut by more…

10 Interesting Mixed-use Developments Under Construction

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With more money to spend, young people are finding value in urban-like characteristics, such as walkability. Mixed-use developments that serve residential needs, public use, office and retail space are becoming increasingly important. Here are our top 10 U.S. mixed-use developments that are yet…

Innovation Districts: Hubs that are Here to Stay

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Today it seems that the public places significant value in the term “innovation.” With an increasing popularity of shared office spaces and incubators, thanks to technology easing the path for start-ups to grow, the commercial real estate industry has been…

How Eco-Tourism Benefits You

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We all heard a little bit about the recent COP21 climate talks that took place in Paris. Joe Romm, founder of the Climate Progress blog, called the climate change agreement a “literally world-changing deal,” but, really, to what extent does the public…