commercial real estate

Brick storefronts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Land Trusts Put Commercial Real Estate in Community Hands

A growing movement to create community-owned commercial spaces could shift power away from institutional landlords.

November 9, 2022 - Next City

Vacant storefront on a New York City street with For Lease sign

The Future of Ground-Floor Retail

With demand for housing growing and for physical storefronts waning, do the restrictions imposed by ground-floor retail zoning still make sense?

August 30, 2022 - American Planning Association

Line of vacant small storefronts with For Sale signs in Merrill, Oregon

The Racial Gap in Commercial Real Estate Ownership

Just three percent of Black households own commercial real estate, making it more difficult for Black entrepreneurs to establish businesses and build wealth.

July 20, 2022 - Bloomberg CityLab

Buildings on Wall Street, New York City

Office Landlords Luring Tenants Back With Incentives

Landlords are offering generous incentives in an effort to prop up the struggling U.S. office market.

January 24, 2022 - The Real Deal

New York City

Manhattan's Economy Depended on Office Workers. Now What?

With 90 percent of its usual commuters still working from home and a full return to the office highly unlikely, what will become of New York City's towering office buildings?

April 6, 2021 - The New York Times

End of the Mall

Can Mall Redevelopment 'Urbanize the Suburbs'?

Local leaders in Virginia are banking on mall redevelopment projects to revive their tax bases and create more mixed-use neighborhoods.

April 2, 2021 - The Virginia Mercury

New York City Homelessness

The Impacts of Repeated Closures on California Commercial Real Estate

Carl Muhlstein discusses the recent re-closure of California businesses and the subsequent impact on the regional real estate market.

August 21, 2020 - The Planning Report

Texas Commercial Real Estate

How One Commercial Real Estate Landlord Assesses the Market

The complete upheaval of the commercial real estate market seemingly happened overnight, but the pandemic followed years of structural changes, so the recovery could take much longer.

April 16, 2020 - The Dallas Morning News


Office-to-Residential Conversions Considered as Workers Go Remote

Reduced demand for office space after coronavirus could lead New York landlords to consider the conversion of offices to residential spaces.

April 14, 2020 - The Real Deal

MARTA Station

Transit Proximity Means Higher Commercial Rents in Atlanta

Due in part to a parking shortage, Atlanta firms are doling out higher rents to get closer to MARTA stations.

June 29, 2018 - Bisnow

Boston Aerial

Commercial Real Estate Prices Facing Trouble In 2018

While commercial real estate outlook remains strong in 2018, leading economist predicts that prices will be at a standstill.

January 2, 2018 - Modern Cities

Amazon Fresh

How Amazon Is Expanding Brick and Mortar Presence

Is retail dead? Amazon doesn't think so, and has been slowly growing a fleet of physical stores that look quite a bit different from their traditional retail counterparts.

October 19, 2017 - Modern Cities

Hurricane Harvey Flooding

A Hurricane's Impact on Houston Commercial Real Estate

Houston's commercial real estate market, including some 72,000 apartment units, has been severely impacted b Hurricane Harvey.

September 20, 2017 - Modern Cities


Walmart Takes On Amazon By Testing Out Grocery Pickup Store Concept

The nation's largest brick and mortar retailer gearing up to fight rival Amazon's brick and mortar grocery concept.

June 16, 2017 - Modern Cities

Miami Mall

Top 5 Retail Shopping Center Trends

As the face of retail continues to evolve, tremendous opportunity exists for out-of-the-box concepts and creative retail strategies.

June 8, 2017 - Modern Cities

Tulsa Mixed Use

The Boxyard Igniting Retail Push In Downtown Tulsa

Innovative retail center constructed from repurposed shipping containers activates an empty lot, looks to spark a retail revival in downtown Tulsa.

January 19, 2017 - Modern Cities

Amazon Drive Thru

Amazon Planning to Open 2,000 Drive Thru Grocery Stores

Amazon plans to build 2,000 drive through grocery stores across the country.

November 2, 2016 - Modern Cities

Office Park

Tech Giants Bank on Growth, Acquire More Space

To provide room for long-term expansion, companies like Google, Facebook, and LinkedIn are buying up even more Bay Area real estate. Their flush cash reserves have them nudging out the traditional development and investment crowd.

March 24, 2015 - The Wall Street Journal

One Billionaire's Extremely Valuable Hole in the Ground

A valuable lot overlooking the East River in Manhattan has sat vacant for years without a clear indication of whether billionaire Sheldon Solow will follow through on his redevelopment plans.

August 28, 2013 - The New York Times

Good and Bad News in 2012 Commercial Real Estate Outlook

2012 will be much like 2011. Experts see a long, grind-it-out recovery with only a few bright spots, but there are deals to be had.

January 15, 2012 - Star Tribune

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