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New Jersey is leveraging its strength in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals to help the food processing sector deploy 21st century chemistry.


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New Jersey is leveraging its strength in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals to help the food processing sector deploy 21st century chemistry.

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New Jersey: Pioneering The Future Of Food In The Garden State

New Jersey is leveraging its strength in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals to help the food processing sector deploy 21st century chemistry.

Business Facilities’ 12th Annual Rankings Report: Metro, Global Rankings

BF’s 12TH ANNUAL RANKINGS report is our most comprehensive analysis to date of the locations that are leading the pack in the most important benchmarks for sustainable growth in the 21st century. Part Two: Metro Rankings.

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.

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.

EDF Climate Corps Fellows Deliver Energy Ideas

The 2015 class of EDF Climate Corps fellows are working with organizations in the U.S., Mexico, and China.

“Internet of Things” Connected Devices To Triple By 2020

The number of IoT (Internet of Things) connected devices will number 38.5 billion in 2020, up from 13.4 billion in 2015: an increase of over 285%, according to new data from Juniper Research.

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.

Real Estate Industry Early Adopter In Use Of Drones

Real estate and other industries that use aerial photography are leading the way in adopting unmanned aircraft systems, based on the first several hundred exemptions the Federal Aviation Administration has granted for commercial drone operations.

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.

China Outbound Real Estate Investment Reaches $10B

Chinese outbound capital flows into global commercial real estate markets have exceeded $10 billion in a year for the first time ever, according to the latest research from CBRE Group, Inc.

Capture Building Features With Leica Pegasus:Backpack

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

Strategy Required To Drive Digital Transformation

Many employees across all generations are dissatisfied with their organization's digital progress to date and are voicing a desire to work for digitally mature leaders, suggesting upcoming retention challenges for many companies, according to new research by MIT Sloan Management Review and Deloitte Digital.

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.

Which Cities Attract The Most Real Estate Investment Relative To Size?

JLL's City Investment Intensity Index Q1 2015 measures real estate investment volumes relative to a city's economic size and provides a useful barometer of a city's health and real estate liquidity.

ICF Opens Nominations for 2016 Intelligent Community of the Year Awards

Nominations for the Intelligent Community Forum’s (ICF) 2016 Intelligent Community of the Year — a community that is a leader in creating inclusive economic prosperity, solving social problems and enriching quality of life using information and communications technology — are now open.

15 Schools Competing In University Real Estate Portfolio Challenge

The first annual Real Confidence University Portfolio Challenge™, in which teams from 15 universities compete to create the best-performing portfolio from a mixture of real estate investments, will result in a $50,000 university scholarship for the grand prize winner.

New Report Notes Venture Capital Values Real Estate Tech

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

MOTIVE Launches Real Estate Tech Accelerator In Dallas

MOTIVE, the Southwest’s only real estate technology-focused accelerator, kicked-off in Dallas with a roster of backers, and an inaugural class scheduled for Fall 2015.

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.

Will 2015 Be The Best Year of the Decade for CRE?

A new report from NAIOP indicates 2014 was best year for commercial real estate development since 2007; projections indicate 2015 will be the best year of the decade.

CCIMs Expect International Investment to Grow Substantially

Due to increased demand, international investment in U.S. commercial real estate is surging beyond primary markets, according to the CCIM Institute.

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.

CRE Teams Face Significant Structural Change

An infographic from JLL's latest Global CRE Trends report identifies four fundamental themes that characterize the challenge for CRE leaders and their teams: centralization, integration, expectation and outsourcing.

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.

Featured Location Spotlight

Location Spotlight: Ohio Electric Cooperatives

Ohio consistently ranks as one of the top U.S. destinations for new corporate facilities, meaning prime sites are quickly snapped up. Economic development officials and private developers are working cooperatively to ensure the pipeline of immediately-developable sites stays full with diverse location opportunities.

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Valdosta-Lowndes County, Georgia: The Perfect Place

Valdosta-Lowndes County, Georgia is a vibrant and premier location for business development opportunities. Located midway between Atlanta and Orlando in the heart of South Georgia, Valdosta-Lowndes County is strategically positioned for businesses to access and serve the global economy.