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Commercial Real Estate To See Moderate Growth In 2016

Commercial Real Estate To See Moderate Growth In 2016

Low interest rates, punctuated with bouts of pessimism and volatility, are likely to continue in 2016, supporting moderate growth in commercial rents and investment sales volume globally, according to CBRE.
Foreign Investment Drives Record U.S. Real Estate Volumes.

Foreign Investment Drives Record U.S. Commercial Real Estate Volumes

Volatility in global markets is not expected to deter foreign investment; industrial sector sees record levels, according to JLL.
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Connected Investors Launches Global Real Estate Crowdfunding Gateway

Connected Investors, a real estate investors network and marketplace, has launched its aggregated real estate crowdfunding marketplace.

Solar Energy For Multi-Tenant Buildings

CA firm financing mechanism focuses on bringing solar energy systems to multi-tenant commercial real estate.

New Partner For MIT Center For Real Estate

Seattle, WA based Orevco is the newest partner of the Center, which investigates the real estate transaction from initial concept to market reality.

LeaseCalcs Named Semi-Finalist for High-Tech Innovation Awards

LeaseCalcs, Inc. has been named as a semi-finalist in the Cloud/SaaS/Web Platform Solutions category of the Orange County Technology Alliance's Annual High-Tech Innovation Awards.

Demand for NYC Trophy Buildings Outpaces Market

Trophy buildings throughout Manhattan post below-market vacancy rates despite significant rent premiums, according to JLL’s 2015 Digital Skyline.

Business Leaders View Transformative Technology As Trigger For Growth

Pressure increasing on IT groups to innovate as business leaders view transformative technology as trigger for growth, according to the latest research from the Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network.

Trimble Updates Real Estate and Workplace Management Solutions

Enhancements to Manhattan Integrated Workplace Management System and Space Scheduling enable organizations to reduce real estate and facility operating costs, improve efficiencies, and increase productivity.

Does Communication Trump Technology For Real Estate Managers?

In a recent IREM job analysis study, soft skills topped the list for real estate managers ranking the skills they need to be successful.

MetaProp NYC Announces First Participant, Sixth Corporate Partner

MetaProp NYC, the New York real estate technology accelerator, announced its first 2015/2016 participant, Rentalutions, Inc., as well as its sixth corporate partner, the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY).

5 Technologies To Change Property, From NGKF Global Cities Report

Cities are a driving force behind the global economy—and the real estate industry is integral to the shaping of the built environment, according to a...

First Cities Chosen for Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Works Cities

The first cities have been selected to participate in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Works Cities - a $42 million initiative to help 100 mid-sized American cities enhance their use of data and evidence to improve the lives of residents.

Washington, DC Signs PPA For 35% Wind Power

This power purchase agreement is the largest wind power deal of its kind ever entered into by an American city.

Infographic: The Power Of Green Lease Language

Based on a collaboration between IMT and COSE that focuses on landlord-tenant relations in Cleveland, OH, this infographic highlights energy improvements that result from green lease clauses.

Tech Tools Help Close Deals, Continue Education

Mobile devices and smarter tech tools boost the ability of CRE professionals to do business while attending professional development.

Online Sale Of Manhattan Beach, CA Property Represents E-Commerce Record High

Auction.com, LLC announced the largest transaction in its eight year history and largest online real estate transaction ever, according to Guinness World Records data.

Enhanced Commercial Software From REthink

New features of this software for commercial real estate focus on business process management capabilities and reduced operating costs.

Michigan’s Mcity Paves The Way For Driverless Cars

The University of Michigan's Mcity is the world’s first controlled environment specifically designed to test the potential of connected and automated vehicle technologies that will lead the way to mass-market driverless cars.

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