Entries by Amber Felton

How Using a CRM Can Help Firms Create a Winning Investor Experience

According to the National Association of Realtors, in the second quarter of 2016, the average commercial real estate transaction was valued at $1.4 million. With such a major investment at hand, investors expect to consistently have open, transparent communications with sponsors, as well as access to data and other important information regarding their transactions. The […]

3 Factors Impacting the Supply and Demand of Fulfillment Centers

The industrial real estate sector has experienced a significant amount of growth within the past 5 years, with no signs of slowing down. In fact, to accommodate this growth, an additional 510 million square feet of new industrial real estate space is expected to be developed between 2019-2020 alone. Fulfillment centers are one specific type […]

How Urban Development Impacts Parking Supply and Demand

In the United States, the parking industry alone generates more than $20 billion per year in revenue, with more than 105 million parking spaces located throughout the country. With such a large number of spaces available, it should come as no surprise that parking has become such an important aspect of urban development and land […]

3 Methods to Reduce CRE’s Carbon Footprint for Future Sustainability

Today, commercial real estate properties account for nearly 1/5 of the total energy consumption in the United States. Consequently, as much as 30% of that energy is being used either inefficiently or unnecessarily, indicating that there is indeed room for the industry to reduce its carbon footprint. But why is reducing the carbon footprint so […]

Are Inventory-Free Showrooms the Secret to Retail Success?

Retail closures and bankruptcies continue to make the news, ever since the retail apocalypse first started taking victims in 2010. By 2026, it’s estimated another 75,000 stores will close. Retailers are struggling to stay afloat due to mounting debt, lack of adaptability, and rising pressure from e-commerce retailers. Retailers that have announced store closings by […]

Self-Storage Facilities: Why Investors Are Attracted to This Type of Property

Today, there are more than 50,000 self-storage facilities in the United States, driving $38 billion in industry revenue annually. With 1 in 11 Americans already utilizing a storage unit for excess belongings, this industry is expected to continue its rapid expansion. According to the Marcus and Millichap’s Second Half 2018 Self-Storage Report, the average price […]

3 Factors Medical Office Buildings Need to Consider for Future Success

In 2018 alone, medical office buildings in the United States were predicted to grow by about 22 million more square feet, but still only accounting for only 1.5% of square footage of existing buildings. Despite this rapid development, the supply is not outgrowing the demand of the medical office building (MOB) sector. This balanced ratio […]

How Fitness Centers Are Reviving Struggling Shopping Malls

The fitness and health club industry has become a $30 billion market with more than 36,000 facilities across the United States. Fitness centers are experiencing a more rapid, steady growth than in the past largely because of the expansion of the wellness trend, which has gained much of its momentum from the social media craze. […]

3 Factors that Impact Office Occupancy Rates

An occupancy rate, the ratio of rented or used space to the total amount of available space, is an important metric for determining the success and desirability of a property. For investors these numbers can be used to determine a property’s anticipated cash flows, the financial health of a specific area, or whether or not […]