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The latest ULI Real Estate Consensus Forecast for April 2016 projects continued economic expansion over the next three years but at a somewhat slower pace than the prior two years.


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The latest ULI Real Estate Consensus Forecast for April 2016 projects continued economic expansion over the next three years but at a somewhat slower pace than the prior two years.

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Commercial Property Transactions Expected To Decline

The latest ULI Real Estate Consensus Forecast for April 2016 projects continued economic expansion over the next three years but at a somewhat slower pace than the prior two years.

World Water Day Infographic: Advancing A Circular Economy

Almost half the world's workers —1.5 billion people — work in water related sectors and nearly all jobs depend on water and those that ensure its safe delivery, according to the United Nations. So, it’s no surprise that the theme for today's World Water Day is “Water and Jobs.”

Talent Beats Cost As Leading Driver Of Real Estate Decisions

As corporate executives increasingly view office environments as recruitment and retention tools, talent is more important than cost when it comes to making real estate decisions, according to a new CBRE survey.

Where Are the Jobs? Survey Reveals U.S. Hiring Plans.

Employers in Charlotte, Omaha, Albany, and Boise expect to hire the most employees in the second quarter of 2016, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey.

Aerospace And Defense Jobs Expected To Grow

After several years of job losses, aerospace and defense sector employment is expected to grow in 2016 by more than 39,000 jobs in the U.S., according to Deloitte's new ”U.S. Aerospace & Defense Labor Market Study.”

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. Commercial Real Estate Volumes

Volatility in global markets is not expected to deter foreign investment; industrial sector sees record levels, according to JLL.

Top 10: Metros Exceed Job Growth Expectations

While the U.S. economy has enjoyed steady job growth in recent years, some cities are capturing a larger share of total job creation than others, thanks in large part to factors unique to their local economies.

Super Bowl 50 To Generate Over $220M For San Francisco Bay Area

Super Bowl direct spending will reach a new high-water mark this year as the game returns to the Golden State after more than a decade, predicts PwC US.

Illinois Is Top State For LEED Green Building

Illinois retained its top national position on USGBC’s annual Top 10 States for LEED list for the third year in a row.

New Report Illuminates Global Work Opportunities, Disruptions

Workers everywhere will be affected by accelerating disruptions to the world of work—yet people in different economic positions will be impacted in very different ways, according to a new report from Foresight Alliance.

Businesses At Risk Of Losing Top Talent

Businesses must adjust how they nurture loyalty among Millennials or risk losing a large percentage of their workforces, according to Deloitte’s fifth annual Millennial Survey.

Foreign Real Estate Investors Plan Continued U.S. Investment in 2016

Despite concerns about the impact of higher interest rates, 64% of respondents to a survey taken among the members of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE) say they expect to increase their investment in U.S. real estate in 2016.

Corporate Moves Maintain Texas As Top Magnet State

Texas has once again topped the Allied Van Lines Magnet States Report, which uses internal data to track U.S. migration patterns, thanks to a net relocation gain of 2,558 families in 2015.

Finding Employees Who Support Company Culture Top Concern When Expanding Abroad

New report from The Economist Intelligence Unit identifies "softer" aspects of business expansions, such as finding new employees who support and enhance the brand’s existing culture, as a top concern.

U.S. Expected To Be Top Manufacturing Nation By 2020

The U.S. is expected to become the most competitive manufacturing nation over the next five years, with the current leader China sliding into second position, according to Deloitte Global's upcoming 2016 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index report.

Norway Most Prosperous, Singapore Most Successful Economy In The World

Norway is the most prosperous country, while Singapore is the most successful country economically, according to the 2015 Legatum Prosperity Index™. The report ranks 142 countries across eight categories: the Economy, Entrepreneurship & Opportunity; Governance; Education; Health; Safety & Security; Personal Freedom; and Social Capital.

Global Organizations Lack Confidence In Ability To Detect Cyber Attacks

More than one-third (36%) of global organizations still lack confidence in their ability to detect sophisticated cyber attacks, according to the annual EY’s Global Information Security Survey 2015.

Veterans Day: Hiring Continues to Rise, But Veterans Still Feel Underemployed

The percentage of working veterans reporting underemployment or low-paying job increased to 31 percent from 23 percent last year, according to the CareerBuilder Veterans Day Job Forecast.

Uber For Trucking: A New Era Of Freight Movement And Logistics

Mobile-based freight brokering for trucking can reduce empty miles travelled, lower operating costs, and improve asset utilization and productivity, finds Frost & Sullivan.

Talent, Technology Emerging Keys To Manufacturing Investment

Nations with a strong talent pipeline and access to technology, education will see increased manufacturing investment, says a new report from Deloitte and the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI).

Americans Confident U.S. Is A Global Technology Leader

Americans are confident the U.S. is a global technology leader, and 61% of Americans are willing to relocate for a higher salary, according to new Modis survey.

Business Facilities & COVID-19

Connecticut Governor’s Report: Leading From The Front

Connecticut succeeded in mitigating the impact of the coronavirus pandemic by aggressively testing people in the early stage of the outbreak, avoiding the massive casualty levels in neighboring states.

Wilson County, Tennessee: Rising To The Challenge With Resilience

They call it "Wilson Strong:" devastated by a pandemic and a tornado, this Tennessee community met the challenge and kept its dreams intact.

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