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Author:
Richard M. Gatto
Posted:
05.26.2017

Are the Chicago Suburbs Coming Back?

Over the past several years the Chicago suburban real estate market has struggled. But, the recent decision by Caterpillar to relocate its global headquarters to Deerfield may be a harbinger of things to come. Are corporations starting to see the virtues of staying in the burbs?

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Author:
Kent S. Moe
Posted:
05.11.2017

The New On-Demand Real Estate Market

On the heels of the co-working boom, we are seeing the next wave of alternative occupancy by traditional developers.

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Author:
Eduardo J. Quant
Posted:
04.06.2017

How Technology is Shaping the Industrial Sector

According to recent studies, the logistics and industrial sectors are set to continue their growth in 2017, as consumer demand for online purchasing grows. Excluding automobile sales, eCommerce has grown from 1% in the first quarter of 2000 to 9.3% in the third quarter of 2016. We expect that share to increase by another 1% by the end of 2018. The current rate of $100 billion eCommerce sales per month will increase by roughly 25% to nearly $125 billion per month in the fourth quarter of 2018.

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Author:
Charles C. Henry
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Location is Essential in the Millennial Job Market

The race is on for companies looking to attract young, talented employees. According to a recent study, Millennial workers place more value on a potential job’s location and amenities than young workers have in the past. No longer are recent college graduates simply content with moving to wherever they can find steady employment. This has led to an interesting development in the world of commercial real estate, as companies are beginning to develop their office spaces and move their corporate headquarters to more desirable locations to Millennials.

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Author:
Richard Gatto
Posted:
03.24.2017

What is Co-Working and Why has it Become so Popular with Startups?

Co-working spaces are all the rage in commercial real estate this year, and recent studies show that this trend is not likely to slow down anytime soon.

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Author:
Michael D. Ricamato
Posted:
02.20.17

Bringing Generations Together through the ‘Why’ of Work

The modern office space has changed. In the past, the demands of the vertically integrated corporation required tight coordination in both space and time, what architect, Frank Duffy calls “synchrony” and “co-location.”

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Author:
Eduardo J. Quant
Posted:
02.20.17

Coworking and Workplace Conflict

Many businesses are feeling pressure to curb costs by reducing their office footprint. In the year 2000, there was an average of 253 square feet per worker.

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Author:
Richard Gatto
Posted:
02.19.2014

CMBS Poised for a Comeback

CMBS was a $230 billion industry prior to the recession. Today, we live in an era of lowered expectations where every victory needs celebrating as we get back into gear. Take Chicago, where lenders originated and sold off $2.48 billion in loans on Chicago-area properties last year, more than double the $1.20 billion in 2012, according […]

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Author:
Danielle Girdano
Posted:
09.16.2013

Ignoring Employee Health Can Have a Huge Impact on the Bottom Line

Employers are faced with many tough bottom-line decisions every day.  Because of healthcare reform, the health of employees and cost of that health has moved to the forefront. We all know that the growing trend over the past 20 years has showed Americans becoming less active, overly stressed and obese. How does that translate into […]

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Author:
Richard Gatto
Posted:
08.06.2013

The US Defies the Rating Agencies

Despite the S&P cutting the US credit rating from AAA to AA+, the country’s economy is outpacing the 12 nations that currently have the highest rating. Take a look at the indicators – the dollar is at its strongest since 2008, its GDP is growing faster than developed countries, and its deficit is the lowest […]

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