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The Rise of Experiential Retail

The brick-and-mortar stores, malls and shopping districts that are thriving in today’s omnichannel retail world offer hands-on, authentic experiences. In recent years, e-commerce has gained significant momentum, establishing an ever-increasing foothold in the retail industry as shoppers increase online purchasing and decrease store visits. According to Elite Wealth Management, there were 34 billion visits to U.S. […]

Crowdfunding Fills Construction Lending Gap Left by Banks

Crowdfunding websites are becoming an important piece of the real estate financing puzzle, especially for apartment developers who need a little extra debt or equity to complete their plans. “Certainly from where they started, the growth of these crowdfunding portals seems exponential,” says Lee Weaver, senior vice president for Northmarq Capital, a commercial real estate debt […]

6 emerging real estate markets

The uneven global recovery that followed the 2008 housing crash has fueled a new crop of luxury housing markets. Politics, currency rates and potential economic growth are the top influencers when identifying real estate markets ripe with opportunity, according to Dan Conn, CEO of Christie’s International Real Estate, which just released its annual luxury real estate […]

Millennials Are Already Shaping The Future Of Industrial

A lot of the major trends that affect all sectors of real estate – including urbanization and e-commerce – are led by millennials. Millennials are driven by convenience and will choose a retailer that can deliver the product or service they want in a timely manner. Good price is important, but being able to deliver […]

The 2016 real estate investing landscape

Residential real estate investing in single-family rentals is flourishing again as rents and home values are rising in tandem to create returns for investors reaching 10 percent or more. Now that foreclosures have fallen to 10-year lows, finding affordable acquisitions to convert to single-family rentals is a real challenge. Demand for investment properties is creating a market-driven movement […]

Crowdsourcing Expands World of Corporate Real Estate Investing

Would you invest in a 40-year-old warehouse in Avon with no control over how it’s run or when it might be sold? Twelve investors did just that, pooling together about $250,000 to join an investment group that bought the warehouse last year for $14.3 million. Crowdfunding has mostly been associated with tech startups and inventors, […]

How To Change Your Life Dramatically In 2016

A big difference between kids and adults is that kids are not embarrassed to say “I’d like to be as astronaut and go to the moon” or “I’d like to invent something amazing and change the world.” Most adults don’t say things like that. They say things like “I’d like to finally get a big-screen […]

Real Estate Development – Mission To Success

Relationships: Relationships are an absolute must, and they take time to develop. A developer must have relationships with bankers, attorneys, tenants, equity sources, general contractors, civil engineers, architects, brokers, appraisers and others. My grandfather used to say that a developer is like a movie producer who brings a successful team together to create a successful […]

Magnesium Oxide Board – New Generation Building Material

Magnesium Oxide Board  is engineered to eliminate the toughest problems faced by architects, engineers, contractors, and builders today while also making construction easier. Addressing both, magnesium oxide boards result in lower construction costs during installation and reduced maintenance expenses over the lifespan of the building. It is the green, affordable alternative to gypsum and fibre-cement. […]

10 Mistakes To Avoid In Real Estate

Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it, the old proverb goes, so as the real estate market marks time before firing up again in the spring, it’s a good time to mull over some of the more common things “not-to-do” to clear a trail for a happy home sale or purchase. […]