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Author:
Michael J. Alter
Posted:
11.16.2021

How COVID-19 has Impacted the Future of Urban and Suburban Offices

There have been many changes to the American workplace and the men and women who work in it. Since March 2020, many of these, if not most of these changes, have been attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet even before the pandemic a social evolution was taking place that impacted where Americans lived and worked.

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Author:
Richard M Gatto
Posted:
10.30.2021

The Whys and Wherefores of Relocating Your Business

Moving is always stressful. In fact, on a one-to-ten scale, moving ranks with breaking up or getting a divorce.

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Author:
Michael J. Alter
Posted:
10.19.2021

Cyberattacks on Small Businesses – Another Worldwide Threat

During the past year and a half, we’ve endured a worldwide pandemic that has challenged our physical well-being, the productivity of our workforce, the stability of our economy, and the mental health of millions of men, women, and children. Fortunately, the pandemic seems to be loosening its grip and allowing us to regain some sense of normalcy. But Covid-19 was only one of the dangers we’ve been facing during the last few years. Another has been, and continues to be, cyberattacks on the communications and operations systems of industries around the world.

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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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