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supply chain

Labor, Automation and the New Path of the Supply Chain

In an era marked by unprecedented disruptions and rapid technological advancements, J.C. Renshaw, head of supply chain consulting – North America, Savills North America, presented key challenges, emerging trends, and his predictions for what lies ahead at the I.CON East conference this week in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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Regional market

Regional Labor Market Trends and Comparative Analysis

“Labor availability trumps labor costs as a top concern in the Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey markets,” said David Hickey, global managing director at Hickey Associates. He led experts in a dynamic discussion at I.CON East this week in Jersey City, New Jersey. They drilled down on the region’s data and provided strategies to navigate the tight talent market.

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Keynote

Autonomous Everything: AI, the Future, and What We Can Do About It

Firms are using AI, statistical analysis and machine learning every day, said I.CON West keynote and futurist Greg Lindsay. It has historically been thought of able to achieve “what humans can’t do,” but that mark is constantly shifting. It’s most successful in what Lindsay calls a “centaur model,” in which humans and AI working together are more powerful than either can be apart.

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Construction team

Embracing the Change: Navigating Construction’s Most Prevalent Challenges

For many decades, the construction industry has played a vital role in reshaping communities, standing as a key indicator of economic performance and prosperity. In more recent years, labor challenges have shifted the industry’s progression, threatening to disrupt integral projects and new developments throughout the country. With issues such as a shortage of skilled laborers and the need for new technology and software, today’s general contractors are faced with many industry-specific challenges that require innovative strategies and effective planning to guarantee continued success.

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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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Attracting real estate talent in CRE

Retaining and Attracting Real Estate Talent in Volatile Times

Recruiting and retaining talent is challenging in the competitive “buyer’s market” post-pandemic landscape. Experts on a panel at NAIOP’s CRE.Converge this week examined the impacts of this new normal and shared strategies that real estate companies are using to attract and retain talent.

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Modern office amenities

The Evolution of Amenities in the Office and Industrial Markets

With the increasing push to return to the office, employers and developers are tasked with sweetening the deal for current and future employees in the office and industrial markets. Promises of increased collaboration with the return to in-person work aren’t enough of an incentive. Now, workers across industries expect more when physically in the office.

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Downtown Minneapolis

Best Cities for Gen Z: Minneapolis Triumphs as No. 1

To help Gen Zers identify cities that align with their priorities, CommercialCafe analyzed major U.S. cities across a variety of key metrics. These included the Gen Z population share, educational attainment, affordability, eco-friendly commuting and park density. The results of this analysis created a comprehensive guide for Gen Zers who are looking for a city that values community, cost-effectiveness and sustainability.

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Tenant workforce

Tackling the Tenant Workforce Issue

A qualified, sustainable, and happy workforce is key to tenant success and exceedingly difficult to attain in today’s labor market. Speakers at I.CON East discussed effective practices for attracting, training and retaining workers at industrial facilities.

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