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Commercial landlords look to grocery stores to fill retail vacancies

Apr 16, 2021
Groceries are recession-proof, they sign long leases and bring foot traffic to strip malls. But there can be too many in one area.
Grocery store chains like Aldi, Food Lion and Lidl have major expansion plans.
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The big empty: San Francisco is sitting on millions of square feet of vacant office space

Mar 17, 2021
Which raises the question: Does it look the city's going to ghost itself?
While other office spaces remain empty, some trophy properties, like the Salesforce building, center, remain hot commodities.
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A second location? During a pandemic? It’s within reach for some businesses

Mar 10, 2021
A business owner in Brooklyn who almost went under last year is now looking to expand in a way she hadn't expected.
Pooja Bavishi at her Brooklyn ice cream shop, Malai. When she had to close for several months, her online sales surged.
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What's the future of commercial real estate?

Dec 15, 2020
When businesses return to their offices, some won't need the footprint they once had and some workers will spend less time there.
A "For Rent" sign on an empty storefront in Brooklyn, New York. Many businesses may not need as much commercial space as they used in the past.
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REI wants to sell its new headquarters before it moves in

Aug 13, 2020
While retail employees need to be in stores, others don't have to work from an office to be productive.
Ben Steele, REI's chief customer officer, at the outfitter's Seattle flagship store in 2015. REI has abandoned plans to move into its new headquarters during the pandemic.
Suzi Pratt/Getty Images for REI

Atlanta debates the merits of “inclusionary zoning”

Apr 16, 2019
Does the policy have a chilling effect on development?
Atlanta City Council Member, Andre Dickens, who pushed for a policy known as “inclusionary zoning” in a bid to create affordable housing in some of the city’s most sought-after neighborhoods.
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Chicago's Lincoln Yards development under scrutiny

Apr 3, 2019
Who will the multibillion-dollar project benefit?
A rendering of Lincoln Yards.
Courtesy of Sterling Bay

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Investors are hot on student housing

Feb 27, 2018
When you think of commercial real estate, big urban skyscrapers or suburban office parks might come to mind. But college towns and university-adjacent apartment buildings are magnets for U.S. investors and many from abroad. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

Redfin CEO: To survive, keep thinking like a startup

May 11, 2017
Glenn Kelman says the most important qualification for his job is passion.
“We still have to be financially disciplined in a different way than Google or Facebook, because we still employ real people to help sell these houses,” says Glenn Kelman, Redfin CEO.
Photo courtesy of Redfin

How crowdfunding is democratizing real estate investing

Mar 30, 2017
Crowdfunding platform founder Rodrigo Nino says the JOBS Act opened access to one of the best assets in the world.
"Crowdfunding means democratizing access, in our case, to large-scale commercial real estate assets," says Rodrigo Niño, founder and CEO of Prodigy Network.
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