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Self-storage unit and person

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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Capital Markets

Analyzing Capital Market Trends

As the industrial market sees some cooling from pandemic-era highs and financing tightens, what should owners and investors expect over the next 12-18 months? Four national experts took the stage at I.CON West to discuss what lies ahead for this popular asset class.

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Christine Cooper, Ph.D.

Economic Trends, Risks and the Industrial Market

By a show of hands, I.CON West keynote speaker Christine Cooper, Ph.D., managing director and chief U.S. economist with CoStar Group, polled attendees on their economic outlook – was it bright or bleak? The group responded largely positively, with most indicating they felt the economy was doing better than not.

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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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