Market Share

The Official Blog for Commercial Real Estate

Category: Trends

Office space

2024 Resolutions for Office Owners and Brokers

As we start a new year, the office outlook is still mixed. Although more companies are requiring employees to be in the office some days per week, we are far from the high occupancy that many central business districts enjoyed before 2020. Companies are still figuring out their workplace strategies – how often to bring in employees and how to better use their space for the reality of work today.

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AI and AR buildings

The Promise of AI: Transforming the Construction Industry

The potential for artificial intelligence (AI) to transform businesses, industries and society has been mounting for decades, but recent advancements have moved the science from niche to mainstream. The technology’s proficiency in writing, drawing, coding and composing has driven corporate leaders to consider both the opportunities and threats that AI presents for their future. For commercial real estate, it’s clear that strategically embracing AI could transform the sector.

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2023 changing to 2024

Market Share’s Most Popular Posts of 2023

Major themes dominating the attention of commercial real estate development professionals in 2023 included capital markets, financing and industry outlooks, according to the most-read Market Share posts this year. While concerns about usage of office space persist, blog readers were also drawn to posts about industrial real estate – again, often where industrial real estate intersected with capital markets. Read on for the top 10 and catch up on any pieces you missed.

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Woodlawn Central rendering

Being Heard: Developing from the Inside Out

If real estate developers overlook or fail to adequately engage with a community’s unique needs and historical context, the effects can be deleterious. The most effective developments get to the heart of resolving economic disparities and transforming lives. These developers treat community members as true partners, not bystanders or obstacles. Even for developers with the best intentions, this is easier said than done.

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Adaptive Reuse: Examining the Viability of Conversions

Adaptive reuse architecture presents a creative and specialized challenge. Understanding basic concepts of conversions is critically important for development professionals, city officials and local communities. Each potential property needs to be evaluated on its own merits to determine the probability of success, and whether the location, costs, timing and existing building layout make sense for a conversion.

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Car wash

Time to Shine: Niche Real Estate Investors Eye Car Washes

As a retail real estate specialist for more than three decades, I’ve seen many trends come and go. And now, I’m seeing that niche real estate investors – who historically operate with a bit of herd mentality – have crowned the car wash industry the latest investment darling. The evolution of the car wash industry and the resulting uptick in interest from investors, developers and operators alike has been fascinating to watch.

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