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Florida CRE Firm Gains FAA Exemption To Fly Drone

Crosby & Associates, Inc., heavily focused on agricultural land transactions, was approved for the FAA exemption in less than three months.

Solar Energy For Multi-Tenant Buildings

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

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...

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.

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.

Fluidity To Characterize Workplace Of 2040, Recent Report Finds

The way people work will be radically different, and technology will be a linchpin in the transformation.

India’s Smart Cities Challenge: 100 Locales To Be Chosen

This Challenge characterizes a smart city as one focused "on the most pressing needs and on the greatest opportunities to improve quality of life for residents today and in the future."

Not Your Father’s Pre-Built Office

Building owners are attracting TAMI and other flexibility-focused tenants by investing more in the design and amenities of pre-built office space.

Capture Building Features With Leica Pegasus:Backpack

This wearable mobile mapping tool makes professional BIM documentation a reality for property owners and managers.

State Focus: Massachusetts – Nothing Common About Its Wealth

Massachusetts is taking in and out of the box approaches to help increase jobs and decrease unemployment.

Leveraging The Tenant Star Program

Signed into law in Spring 2015, this federal initiative is modeled after the popular ENERGY STAR program.

SaaS For Streamlined Lease Administration

This SaaS from Broker Savant is designed to standardize the lease abstraction process for administrators and commercial real estate professionals by ensuring efficiency, uniformity, consistency, and accuracy.

New Report Notes Venture Capital Values Real Estate Tech

Crowdfunding and curated web are emerging trends examined in a research report from RE:Tech.

Inroads For IoT Deployment, According To Recent Survey

Nearly a third of the businesses surveyed by Strategy Analytics have begun limited Internet of Things deployment.

Three Tech Trends Impacting Real Estate Use

An expert CBRE highlights three technology trends reshaping the way people will use real estate in the future.

Access Finance Indexes Using SnapRates App From DTZ

This app provides timely interest rate data for real estate professionals 
in an easy to access format.

Commercial PACE Financing: Utah Latest State To Approve A Program

C-PACE allows property owners to design and pay for efficiency improvements with no upfront costs while maintaining their credit capacity.

New Data And Analytics Platform Offers Holistic View

The new data and analytics platform integrates corporate real estate data with sales, workforce, finance, economic data to offer a holistic view.

BOMA Elects Its 2015-16 Officers

The four newly elected officers hail from Capstone Property Management, McCarthy Cook, Colliers, and Commercial Advisors Asset Services.

From The Firm That Brought You SubTropolis…

Hunt Midwest Enterprises, Inc. and Unity Hunt, Inc. launch of Hunt Southwest Real Estate Development, LLC, targeting commercial real estate development throughout Texas.

App From AMP Technologies Amps Up Existing Product

The offering adds mobility and enhanced features to the AMPPipeline asset management platform.

Kansas City, MO Moving Toward Smart City Status

Expanding on its KC Digital Roadmap, the city has established a collaborative agreement with Cisco to develop a comprehensive smart city network.

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Featured Location Spotlight

Cape Coral Economic Development Office: Location Spotlight Of The Week

As the 10th largest city in Florida and the largest city in Southwest Florida, Cape Coral is an ideal location for relocating businesses due to its large, talented and available workforce.

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BF Location Video: Zibo, A City of Charm, Suitable for Both Residence and Business

Zibo is listed as one of China's Top 50 Cities in Competitive Strength year after year since 1992. In 2015, Zibo ranked 40th in China's Top 100 Cities of Comprehensive Strength and 35th in Forbes' Best Commercial City in Mainland China.

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Top 10 Tech Trends For 2017

Top 10 Tech Trends For 2017 The technology sector is still the United States’ leading industry for real estate expansion and employment growth, according to JLL.

Corporate Expansion Projections Highest Since Early 2015

Buoyed by higher profit growth expectations, business executives are predicting an increase in corporate expansion for the coming year, according to the third quarter AICPA Economic Outlook Survey.

New Jobs To Drive Migration To Middle America

Strong job growth on the coasts has been drawing people away from Middle America, but experts predict the trend will reverse.