NREI Staff

10 Reasons You Should Have a Green Lease 
What can a green lease do for tenants? According to Meaghan Farrell, vice president and LEED Green Associate with Jones Lang LaSalle in Chicago, the benefits are tenfold, and more. Implementing a green lease strategy is not overwhelming, but it must be undertaken through a careful process to assure maximum effectiveness, sustainable success and savings.
12 New Retail Concepts You Haven’t Heard Of Yet
Brokers and property managers are seeing some fresh names among the new retail tenants.
An Industrial Building Takes the LEED
Turtle Island Foods, maker of Tofurky vegan meat alternative products, is an exemplary sustainable food-processing facility development.
5 Eye-Catching Mall Designs From Around the World
Mall development in the U.S. may have come to a standstill in recent years, but international architecture firms still get to exercise their creativity with striking mall designs.
8 Reasons Sustainability Trends Are Driving Commercial Real Estate Value 1
Sustainability is spurring action among real estate asset managers and more and more leaders are using it to create value for their funds, according to a recent PwC report by Don Reed and Cope Willis.
10 Green Medical Centers
The health care sector is in the midst of its largest construction boom. According to Engineering News-Record’s 2011 analysis, this market is ranked No. 2 for green building. Inherent to the strong construction activity within healthcare are common initiatives such as reducing energy usage, leveraging the most advanced technologies, and implementing sustainability practices and standards. We visit just 10 of the many health care facilities that have turned green recently.
10 Biggest Retail Sales of 2013 (So Far)
Retail investment sales in the first half of 2013 may have fallen short compared to year-ago levels (by 11 percent), but research firm Real Capital Analytics reports that the volume of transactions has been quite respectable.
Top 10 Markets With Highest Shopping Center Rents
We all know not all markets are equal when it comes to retail demand.
How to Get Your Landlord to Go Green
The Retail Industry Leaders Association and the Institute for Market Transformation published a retail green lease primer.
Top 10 Most Rapidly Expanding Retailers
Judging by the most recent data from RBC Capital Markets, U.S. shoppers still place an emphasis on value.
Kimco Realty Sells Cincinnati Power Center in $30M Deal
Walmart Supercenter, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Jo-Ann Fabrics, PetSmart and Hobby Lobby anchor the property.
Top 10 Recent Retail Buyouts
The period between May 2012 and July 2013 has brought private equity buyouts back into the retail sector. Click through our gallery to see which chains have gotten the greatest valuations.
Skanska Drops U.S. Chamber of Commerce Membership to Protest Proposed LEED Ban for Government Buildings
Skanska resigned as a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to protest the organization’s backing of an initiative to ban use of LEED for government buildings. In other news, Power REIT closed on the acquisition of 100 acres that supports over 20MW of utility-scale solar projects located near Fresno, Calif., for $1.6 million. Los Angeles flipped the switch for its CLEAN Los Angeles rooftop solar incentive program, the nation's largest. Chambers Street Properties announced that a two-building, five-story office property in Malvern, Pa., has earned LEED Silver certification. And IKEA has extended its partnership with ECOtality Inc. with plans to add 24 Blink electric vehicle charging stations at eight more U.S. locations.
10 Fastest Growing Grocery Chains
Retailers offering deep discounts and organic foods continue to dominate the segment.
NYRR Buys Varick Street Office Condo in NYC for $90.8M
The condo is 100 percent leased to a subsidiary of Spring Studios Ltd.
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