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E-commerce Evolution: Considerations for Commercial Real Estate

Although businesses first began conducting electronic transactions via computer networks as early as the 1960s, e-commerce — defined as the buying and selling of goods and services over the Internet — truly began in the mid 1990s. This publication identifies and describes the foundational elements of this new way of shopping and shipping, and poses key questions for commercial real estate professionals working in this realm.

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2013 NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Compensation Survey  

Paid Content, Book

Is your salary and bonus package competitive? Find out with the 2013 NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Compensation Survey.

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Innovations in Marketing  

Paid Content, Conference session

Is your building being marketed for lease in the "old school" way - signs, flyers, brochures? Learn how to take full advantage of the latest technology in order to broaden your market reach and accelerate your leasing.

New Releases
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E-commerce Evolution — Element 3: Changing Supply Chains

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E-commerce is forcing both retailers and transportation/logistics companies to make significant changes to their respective supply chains — the way goods are moved from manufacturers to retailers and consumers. According to Retail Systems Research (RSR), a retailer seeking to increase its e-commerce presence faces three key challenges.

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E-commerce Evolution — Element 1: The Internet and Mobile Devices

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The retail conversation has moved beyond brick-and-mortar versus online sales. No matter where they make a purchase, many people now get their first impression of a retailer from its Internet presence.

Rockefeller Group Distribution Center, Tucson, Ariz.

Impact of NAFTA on Industrial Real Estate

Conference session

The world's largest free trade zone was created with the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Since then, intra-regional trade flows have grown exponentially and foreign direct investment into the region has seen an uptick, impacting the continental supply chain.

Fidelity Investments

Fidelity Investments Building

Free Content, Case study

The driving factors behind Mesa del Sol in New Mexico were an effort to combine job creation and sustainable urban community planning. Providing outstanding quality of products and services is one key building block that attracted Fidelity Investments to Mesa del Sol.

Distribution Center

Investment Strategies: Public vs. Private  

Paid Content, Conference session

This session focuses on the similarities and differences between public REITs and private real estate companies when it comes to investment in industrial property.

5901 Holabird distribution center

5901 Holabird Avenue - Chesapeake Commerce Center

Free Content, Case study

When General Motors put its former plant near the Port of Baltimore up for sale, Duke saw the site as an opportunity to acquire land and redevelop it into a modern distribution park. In 2006, Duke began redevelopment of the GM brownfield site, which involved razing a 71-year old, 3.2-million-square-foot plant, resolving environmental issues and constructing new state-of-the art industrial buildings.

Marcus Millichap Cushman Wakefield