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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 Amazon.com 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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Understanding Your Tenant: A Law Firm's Perspective on Its Real Estate Needs

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While law firms represent over 500 million square feet of office space across 23 major U.S. markets, this amount will likely shrink in the coming years. In this Solutions Series program, Elizabeth Cooper discusses the concerns and considerations facing law firms today, the Implications for office space needs and more.

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Twelve Changes Likely to Affect CRE in 2014, by Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

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Every new year brings a fresh slate of accounting, legal and tax changes. Corporate tax modifications, new government regulations and amended laws may save or cost companies massive amounts of money. For commercial real estate, 2014 brings a dozen notable changes, according to a new report by Newmark Grubb Knight Frank.

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Top 10 Trends Driving Demand and Location for Today's Data Center

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Virtualization, power capacity, cloud, security and disaster recovery are a few of the reasons companies are planning to build new data centers in 2012 and 2013. Paul Schlattman presents these latest trends and their effects on where new data centers will be located and what the buildings requirements will entail.

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I.con 2013 Recap: Presentations and Videos

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More than 500 of industrial real estate’s top developers, owners, brokers and professionals joined together for I.con-The Industrial Conference, June 5-6 in Los Angeles. View the presentations and selected video snippets of the speakers and panelists.

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