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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 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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Global Logistics Demand Remains Strong, by JLL

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Corporate occupier demand for logistics facilities is rising worldwide, reports JLL’s inaugural “Global Logistics Sentiment Survey.” JLL market experts note that demand increased in the last half of 2013 and predict that it will continue to increase in the first six months of this year.

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The Federal Dilemma

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The political climate is making it difficult to make real estate decisions relative to federal tenants. Joe Brennan, Managing Director Government Investor Services, Jones Lang LaSalle, advises that if you have a federal client with a pending lease expiration, sit down and understand their requirements. Video produced by Jones Lang LaSalle. (3.25 minutes)

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U.S. Industrial Investment Market Thriving in Q1 2014, by Cushman & Wakefield

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The U.S. industrial market remains strong, continuing to fare better than the European, Asian and Canadian markets, according to Cushman & Wakefield’s “Industrial Investor Outlook and Trends” report for the first quarter of this year. The report notes that the market’s early 2014 progress is reflected in positive absorption, declining vacancies and rising rents.

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Still Largely a Tenant’s Market, but for How Long? by Cassidy Turley

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Cassidy Turley’s third-quarter 2013 “U.S. Office Trends Report,” released last week, disclosed that U.S. markets absorbed 13.3 million square feet of space during this time period, down from 15.9 million square feet in the second quarter. The third-quarter vacancy rate was largely unchanged from last quarter at 15.2 percent. Vacancy rates are now 2 percent lower than their recessionary peak.

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