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Parking and the Driverless Future

At the NAIOP national convention this past fall, a few speakers touched on the topic of what is going to change when autonomous cars and UBER/Lyft allow workers to stop driving to work.  Below are some key slides from the presentation done by Juan Dorado, John Cadenhead and Steffen Turoff.   For each slide, you can click …

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Today’s graph is messy at first glance.  After you read my comments, simply click on the larger version to review in-depth.  The colored lines show how fast different technologies have been adapted over time. Here are a few of my thoughts: –In general, we adopt technology pretty rapidly in the US. –Look for the number …

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These days, it’s easier than ever to get started in investing. There are apps that let you buy and trade stocks while waiting at the gas station. Real estate, especially residential, has always been an accessible investment vehicle. But these days, even commercial real estate is being disrupted and opening up to the masses, with …

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We now believe the national office market will likely have negative absorption for 2020 and, depending on how long the pandemic lasts, into 2021.  Globe Street has a nice overview in the article below my comments.  Here are some of my thoughts on the office sector looking forward into the next year. Why negative absorption …

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2020 is coming to an end but unfortunately not the pandemic (yet). What a rollercoaster of a year it’s been for the entire world. Amid the pandemic, we still had a great year despite being remote most of 2020. Our readership increased again this year AND I enjoyed the numerous conversations many of you sparked throughout …

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We now believe the national office market will likely have negative absorption for 2020 and, depending on how long the pandemic lasts, into 2021.  Globe Street has a nice overview in the article below my comments.  Here are some of my thoughts on the office sector looking forward into the next year. Why negative absorption …

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I have written about this before, and the elephant in the room is STILL the amount of debt the federal government is taking on AND the pace.  See below for a graph showing this trend.  There will be a time to pay the penalty for this excess…but no one is talking about it now. The …

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In my business, I get to tour some pretty incredible buildings and spaces. (Check out the narrative I did on World’s Most Beautiful Offices of 2019). I am always fascinated by the creative thinking and precision that goes into designing and constructing buildings and office space to make the culture within the company actually come to …

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Below is one of my favorite graphics we have created.  By using this visual, I can explain a complicated commercial office lease term to a client in 3 minutes.  What we show in the graphic is  a comparison of expense reconciliation methods for Full Service leases.  While there are other methods, one point we ALWAYS negotiate is …

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Back in July, I sent out a narrative on one of the coolest buildings I have ever seen being built.  The REI headquarters promised to be on-brand and in keeping with their ethos. It blended outdoor and indoor space to create a building that perfectly aligned with the company mission. Well, if you want an …

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