Each year I read tons of reports, market studies, and research. One of the best in the business is Gensler’s workplace survey. This year, Gensler takes a deep dive into innovators–how they work, how design drives innovation, and what is happening for the individual worker. At the end of this email is a link to … Continue reading Innovators and Office Space
Happy Holidays from Coppola-Cheney! We are grateful for all of you who have made 2016 one of the best years for a number of reasons: — We grew our family. Andrew and Chelsea both had their first children this year. — As a team, we visited seven different countries. — Oh, our team was also … Continue reading Happy Holidays from Coppola-Cheney!
This week’s narrative features some brand new “WOW” technology. In early 2017, Amazon is opening the first store without any checkout lines. You scan your smartphone on the way in, shop, and walk out when you are done. Watch this short video to see how it works: What will this do to shopping? … Continue reading Shop and Leave…No Checkout Line
Everyone talks about the negatives that happen in our lives. But some of the most incredible transformations are going on right in front of our eyes as well. A few months ago, I shared with you Dr. Peter Diamandis’ email about how the world is getting better (Click here to read that post). Today’s topic also comes from Diamandis, and … Continue reading Demonetized Cost of Living
Commercial Real Estate is notorious for NOT being market leaders in technology adoption. Why? The Urban Land Institute has an interesting article below that includes these explanations: Old Timers. The industry is full of dinosaurs. Senior Real Estate professionals are the key to developing successful products, having the industry knowledge and expertise that tech companies don’t have. As we see … Continue reading CRE Lagging in Tech Adoption – Why?
Once a year, we take time out from our weekly narrative to enjoy the holidays, say thank you to our clients and readers, and share Jason Gay’s hilarious rules for Thanksgiving Touch Football. This year, here are a couple of our favorites: –This is Peyton Manning’s first Thanksgiving as a retired football … Continue reading 27 More Rules of Thanksgiving Football
Crowdfunding Commercial Real Estate acquisitions is all the rage. However, like everything, there are opportunities and liabilities in placing your investment dollars in a crowdfunded deal. Below are two different articles with highlights. But first, a quick summary: Liabilities: Investors lack the industry knowledge and experience needed for real estate investments Too many uncommitted investors High legal fees … Continue reading CRE Crowdfunding
The current recovery has been anemic, not just economically but in terms of new office construction as well. Long term, the lack of new buildings is good as overbuilding is not a concern. With the emergence of millennials in the work force and live/work/play environments, suburban office markets have been even slower to recover. As the Central Business District … Continue reading Suburban Office Markets
Artificial Intelligence (AI) used to be the stuff of science fiction. But today, it’s becoming a rapidly-evolving technology with massive implications for many industries. Below is an article about the world’s first AI lawyer. Why would this make me think about commercial real estate? We represent a large number of law firms. (Check out our Law Firm Experience.) This … Continue reading World’s First AI Lawyer Hired