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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.
Boston Scientific has had offices in Marlborough for years and, after building a new state-of-the-art facility, it officially moved its Global Headquarters to the city in 2014.

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.

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BF Location Video: Empire State Development – Big Happens Here

New York, home to the fastest-growing tech sector in the U.S., one of the best-educated workforces in America, over $1 billion in incentives and tax breaks, and the lowest middle-class tax rate in over half a century. This is an economy that launched over 50,000 new businesses last year alone.

Latest Blog Posts

ADP To Create 1,600 Jobs In Orlando Region

The new office will create up to 1,600 new jobs within the next five years and result in a capital investment of $28 million.

Eurotranciatura USA Expanding In Tennessee

The steel company will create more than 170 new jobs and invest $12.6 million to expand its advanced manufacturing operations in Paris, TN.

Gap, Inc. Expanding Gallatin, TN Distribution Facility

The global retailer will invest $35 million, create more than 100 new jobs in Middle Tennessee over next five years.

Surveys & Research

CRE Functions Becoming More Aligned With C-Suite

A recent survey of corporate real estate executives finds an increased focus on the strategic aspects of CRE within companies.

Wisconsin: Where Collaboration Drives Industry Advancement

From water technology and food processing to energy, power and control, companies in Wisconsin that recognize their mutual dependency and have formed partnerships to address common challenges are thriving and creating new economic opportunities.

Lack Of Skilled Talent A Threat To Meeting Business Goals

Sixty-seven percent of companies are more concerned about employee turnover than they were last year, according to a new survey by Randstad US.