How New Technology Trends are 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.
Location is Essential in the Highly-Competitive 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.
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.
Bringing Working 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.”
Coworking and Complications With 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.
- Tom Silva
Branding Real Estate
We've all heard the term "branding" but for most of us it’s seemed like just another name for the familiar business of marketing.
- Tom Silva
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 […]
- Richard Gatto
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 […]
- Renata Pasmanik
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 […]
- Matt Ward
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 […]