Office amenities are a hot commodity, according to Colliers International Group Inc. While the focus, in the wake of the Great Recession, has been on keeping costs down and delivering low bottom lines to tenants, that’s giving way to differentiation through quality, making a building brand essential currency in today’s marketplace.
Developers, designers and contractors regularly describe their newer student housing projects as “resort-like,” with elaborate, if not arguably over-the-top, amenities that colleges and universities use as recruitment tools....More
American consumers are finally spending again, which is good news for retailers and retail property owners. The increased spending corresponds to improved consumer confidence, and experts expect that trend to continue....More
With the help of research from commercial real estate services firm CBRE, we have identified five office CBDs that seem to offer a good value for your money right now, based on rising expected returns on cost for value-add properties.