4 Things to Know About the Allure of the 18-Hour City

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Second tier cities, also known as 18-hour cities, are seeing an increase in desirability and popularity — not only for individuals, but also employers and real estate investors. Historically, 24-hour cities like New York or Los Angeles, have been the most popular with these groups, but with many market factors coming into play for those primary cities, people are turning …

3 Reasons to Invest in Transit-Oriented Developments

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Transit-oriented developments, or TODs, are developments that include mixtures of offices, residential, retail and additional amenities that are designed to create a very walkable, livable neighborhood. TODs are typically situated within a half mile of public transportation. The increasing popularity and demand for these lifestyle communities can be attributed to many things — individuals who are looking for a live/work/play …

5 Digital Tactics for Adding More Contacts to Your Rolodex

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Expanding your network and growing your contact list is critical to success in real estate, as the larger your network the more potential clients you may have. While there are the traditional ways of gaining more contacts through networking events, exchanging business cards or getting introductions from current contacts, there are also now ways to utilize the internet to grow …

3 Things Smart Homes Can Teach Us About CRE

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Smart home technology is growing in popularity among residential homeowners and consumers are starting to adopt these technologies. While technologies being utilized in residential properties are along the lines of smart temperature control and video technology for security there are different types of smart technology being used in commercial real estate. CRE is utilizing technology for smart buildings which includes …

3 Big Tech Trends Predicted to Change CRE in 2017

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Each year, the Urban Land Institute’s annual Emerging Trends in Real Estate Report offers a glimpse into the real estate landscape. No matter what your role in the industry — buyer, seller, investor, technology company, broker or owner — keeping an eye on these trends means bettering your ability to play in the field. There are three big technology trends …