Category: Niche Property Types

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…

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…