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Author:
Richard M. Gatto
Posted:
10.11.2021

How the Pandemic Has Changed Where and How We Work

It’s become clear that there have been many changes in our lives since the pandemic hit our country in 2020. Furthermore, these changes, even those that were assumed to be temporary when they were first introduced, have impacted us for the long term. Our work life is perhaps the most obvious and pervasive example.

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Author:
Michael J. Alter
Posted:
09.07.2021

How Can Businesses Sustain a Strong Company Culture During a Pandemic?

According to an article by Stephanie Heiple, “Organizational Culture Implications on Office Design and Employee Performance,” the concept that each company has a culture is a relatively new idea.

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Author:
Michael J. Alter
Posted:
01.19.2021

A Note on The Capitol Riots

Alter condemns the assault on our democracy that occurred on January 6th.

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Author:
Michael J. Alter
Posted:
06.24.2020

It’s Time to Act, with Intention

This Op-ed originally appeared in Crain's Chicago Business

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Author:
Richard M Gatto
Posted:
06.01.2020

Nextiva, Inc. to Move Corporate Headquarters to Alter’s Riverwalk at Talking Stick Development

Our company was pleased this Spring to announce a 101,900 SF corporate headquarters for Nextiva, Inc., one of the nation’s largest business communications companies.

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Author:
Richard M. Gatto
Posted:
10.18.2018

Net Lease Trends in Commercial Real Estate

The net lease sector is showing no signs of slowing down in 2018, especially when it comes to investor interest. The United States net lease transaction volume, including office, industrial, and retail properties, increased 3.3% from 2016 to 2017. Investment sales volume in the single-tenant retail category was just shy of $3.2 billion in the […]

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Author:
Richard M. Gatto
Posted:
08.10.2018

Advantages of Mid-Rise Office Buildings

Investors and tenants are looking at mid-rise office buildings as the “future of office investment.” But what advantages do mid-rise offices provide investors that high-rise office building do not?

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Author:
Richard M. Gatto
Posted:
05.31.2018

Multiple Generations and The Future of Office Space

What does the changing of the guard within America’s workforce mean for the office market? Firstly, the retirement of the largest generation in history – the Baby Boomers at 80 million – has caused some to resign themselves to the fact that we will be needing less office space. But the reality is more complicated because people are working into their retirement years: the raw numbers say that, as of 2016, nearly 9 million people aged 65 or older were still on the job.

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Author:
Richard M. Gatto
Posted:
02.06.2018

Secondary Markets on the Rise: 2018 CRE Predictions

One of the biggest changes we can expect to see in commercial real estate this year is a not-so-gradual shift of focus from gateway markets to secondary and tertiary markets.

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Author:
Michael J. Alter
Posted:
01.25.2018

Blockchain: CRE’s Next Big Thing

Chances are that if you work in commercial real estate and pay attention to the most recent trends and innovations in the industry, you have read articles discussing blockchain or at least have heard the term being bandied about.

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