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A Younger Customer Base Supports Self-storage Sector’s Strong Growth

A recent StorageCafe survey found that about a fifth of Americans (18%) are currently renting storage space and an additional 14% plan to do so in the future. This ongoing engagement is boosted by the widening of the industry’s customer base during recent years, with more businesses and different types of people now discovering the service’s advantages. These clients include younger renters, more vehicle owners, and greater numbers in regions experiencing growing populations.

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Downtown offices

To Transform the Nation’s Downtowns, We Need the Public Sector

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, many downtowns across the country remain disquietingly vacant. The U.S. has the highest office vacancy rates since 1992. Some levels of hybrid and remote work are here to stay, and now the commercial real estate landscape faces some tough decisions, offering both challenges, which are clear, and unique opportunities, which are less well-defined but coming into focus.

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Downtown Seattle aerial view

Boston and Seattle Lead 2024 Office Pipeline

The office space market is facing a new reality in 2024: lower demand and a need for adaptation. While new construction shrunk by 28% compared to last year with 97 million square feet currently under development nationwide, there’s an interesting twist: Cities are responding by converting unused offices into other uses, such as housing.

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Medical retail

From Vacant to Vibrant: Repurposing Retail Spaces for Healthcare

As the retail landscape continues to evolve with some well-known retailers declaring bankruptcy or streamlining their real estate portfolios, it doesn’t have to signal a loss for the surrounding community. In fact, the opposite is true. People increasingly want their healthcare brought closer to home, and with these abandoned spaces comes opportunity.

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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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