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Saving Retail from the Apocalypse

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According to a recent article from CNBC, Simon Property Group, the single largest mall owner in the US may have a plan to rescue retailers on the brink of failure. We’re looking at Simon as one of a few new models to address what’s been called the “retail apocalypse.”

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Get the Best Constructions Bids from Your Contractors

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Where capital, construction, and tenant improvement projects are concerned, bidding is a necessary but complex process for commercial real estate owners and their teams. It is also critical in optimizing project and portfolio returns and growing maximum value.

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The Commercial Real Estate Owners Guide to Rethinking Retail

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Is it really an apocalypse? New models and ever-increasing customer expectations have irrevocably changed the retail marketplace. While commercial real estate owners may find themselves unclear on tomorrow’s breakthrough strategy, all is not lost. We’ve created a guide to help reimagine retail success.

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The Human Side of Technology: Catalyst 2019 Keynote by Scott Hartley

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2013 Presidential Innovation Fellow, Author, and Venture Capitalist Scott Hartley explains the origins of his best-selling book, The Fuzzy and the Techie:  Why the Liberal Arts Will Rule the Digital World in his words “kicking the tires on the technology world, poking holes in the notions we’ve lionized.”

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Creating a Culture of Predictable Outcomes: Catalyst 2019 Keynote by Dr. Barbara White Bryson

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In her Catalyst 2019 keynote, author and educator Dr. Barbara White Bryson insists that our industry poised for something bigger than they've ever experienced. For her, only one thing stands between us, predictability.

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Aversion, Acceptance, Adoption, Acceleration: Our Evolving Relationship with PropTech

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Once upon a time, we called it "a love/hate relationship." We're looking back at commercial real estate's evolving relationship with PropTech as adoption continues and market factors drive rapid acceleration. Are we on the right track?

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How the Cloud is Continuing to Making Real Estate Owners Dramatically More Efficient

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Purpose-built SaaS real estate technologies like ours are transforming the way business is done. SaaS monitoring performance platform LogicMonitor conducted a study which concluded that “85% of enterprise workloads will be in the cloud by 2020.” According to Forbes, who published the data, “while the study’s findings are not statistically significant, (given the small sample, among other factors) they do provide a fascinating glimpse into current and future enterprise cloud computing strategies.”

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The Evolution of Data-Driven Decision Management (DDDM)

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Data Over Instinct: What We Think We Know

Data conversations can be intimidating. Let’s be clear, despite all of the attention being paid lately to data, commercial real estate owners have always relied upon facts, statistics, et.al., (aka data) to inform underwriting, acquisition, project management, and capital deployment across the asset lifecycle.

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Everybody Knows PropTech is Important, But Not What to Do With It

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architectural-design-architecture-buildings-830891At the end of 2018, people who talk about commercial real estate trends were calling it the  Age of Adoption. With nearly a 100% increase in funding to real estate technology startups between 2015 and 2016, there was a clear acknowledgment, even within our slow-moving industry, that the way forward was through technology. More importantly, there was both the need and the desire for technology purpose-built for the only segment within the market without dedicated advocates-Owners.

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5 Powerful Insights Construction Cost Categories Can Reveal

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Experienced commercial real estate owners and managers know that a large part of the success of their building projects is determined in the planning phase, long before a permit is pulled or a nail is hammered. It’s surprising then that many of the industry’s most established organizations don’t reliably capture, track or standardize data from critical planning activities. Cost categories (also called line items) lead this list of powerful but underutilized sources of information.

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