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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  

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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  

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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.

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E-commerce Evolution — Element 5: Robotics and Inventory Systems

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When founder Jeff Bezos announced that the company was eyeing the possibility of delivering packages from warehouse to door by means of miniature drones, he wasn’t confusing aircraft for pie in the sky. While such machines are some years away from being a practical reality, the very idea of them speaks to revolutions in both the supply and fulfillment chains and in everyday robotics.

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E-commerce Evolution — Element 4: Distribution and Fulfillment Centers

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Distribution centers typically serve customers who order in quantity or single vendors who warehouse durable goods such as refrigerators and HVAC units for stores downstream. Of late, these DCs are being supplemented and sometimes supplanted by e-commerce fulfillment centers, whose model is well expressed by the phrase “endless aisle.”

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New Seoul Tower Features Landmark Photovoltaic System, by Green Building News

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A new 50-story office building in Seoul, South Korea, home to the Federation of Korean Industries, incorporates an innovative exterior skin designed to reduce heating and cooling loads as well as collect energy through integrated photovoltaic (PV) panels, according to Green Building News.

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CoreNet: Change Drivers for Corporate Office Tenants: Demographics and Technology

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An interview at Development '12 with Richard Kadzis, Vice President, Strategic Communications, CoreNet, on the changing demographics and technology affecting office configurations. (2 minutes)

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Streamlining the Commercial Leasing Process

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Now more than ever, it is imperative to effectively manage leasing transactions by making the entire process more efficient, from start to finish. In this Solutions Series program, you will find out how to streamline each step, beginning with the LOI, and reduce the amount of time and money spent on the actual negotiations of your leases.

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Seven Bold Predictions for CRE, by

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How will the world of commercial real estate change during the next 25 years? recently asked key players in the industry to reflect on “how commercial real estate will be buffeted by changes in demographics, technology, globalization, economic and environmental realities and a host of other trends.” They made seven bold predictions about commercial real estate in 2039.

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