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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:
Richard M. Gatto
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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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
03.10.2014

Mahima Narula on the E-Commerce Revolution

As more and more people shop online, industry experts say that e-Commerce has the potential to eclipse traditional retail shopping. And with the increasing number of mobile sales transactions, this transition could happen sooner than we think. Launched in 1999 as an exclusive online purveyor of floral arrangements and gifts, Flora2000 is a particularly good […]

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Author:
Richard Gatto
Posted:
02.19.2014

CMBS Poised for a Comeback According to Recent Data

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:
Richard Gatto
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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:
Renata Pasmanik
Posted:
02.12.2014

Beatlemania is Back. Beatlemania Never Left.

“It was 20 years ago today..” Actually, more like 50 years plus a couple of days.  February 9, 1964. The Beatles took to the Ed Sullivan stage, and music history was made.  Getting on the Ed Sullivan show was surreal in itself; the whole deal was sealed with a handshake between Ed Suillivan and Brian […]

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Author:
Matt Ward
Posted:
02.03.2014

The Chinese Moto into Chicago

It’s a strange experience to attend a tech conference like I did last Thursday and have no one — not the audience or the speakers — mention the biggest tech story of the year. It’s a little like attending a family reunion and having nobody comment on your Aunt Mary’s 25-year old boyfriend. Motorola Mobility […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
01.29.2014

Keen for ’14

The nation’s CEOs are bullish about their prospects for the new year, according to annual PricewaterhouseCoopers survey of more than 1,300 chief executives, which was released on Wednesday.  A full 39 percent were “very confident” that their company’s revenues would grow this year (up 3 percent from a year ago). More than 60% of the […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
01.23.2014

Have We Given Democracy a Bad Name?

I was struck recently by an interview conducted recently by McKinsey & Company with Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide Global CEO, Christopher Graves. Discussing India, Graves was opining on what the country needs to do to improve its prospects and attract foreign direct investment. Graves said, “India has often baked into part of its investment brand a […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
10.31.2013

In Search of Millennials

This post is another article about Millennials. Like Time Magazine‘s May feature, “The Me, Me, Me Generation” and countless other cover stories, it’s full of assertions and a few accusations. Unlike Time however, my accusations are directed at us older folk. Simply put, we don’t have a clue about the Millennial Generation and it’s liable […]

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