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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.

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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

Report, Free Content

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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Emerging Trends Between Urban and Suburban Locations, by Transwestern

Free Content, Article

Central Business Districts that have a high concentration of technology companies are creating opportunities for landlords, both inside and outside the urban core, says the 4Q12 Insights+Trends+Opportunities report by Transwestern.

Rockefeller Group Distribution Center, Tucson, Ariz.

Investing and Divesting 101: Solutions to Complex Scenarios

Conference session

Investors are questioning how to compete and wondering where to look for greener pastures. Buyers are also considering whether this is the time to divest. This session examines these scenarios to provide answers and solutions to current investor challenges.

Development 13 in San Diego, CA

Trends, Demand and Locales: State of the Office Market

Conference session

When will the tipping point occur in selected major markets between landlord vs. tenant markets? Where will tenant demand be strongest in the next 12 months? What are tenant renewal trends and are locations most in-demand changing? In our annual look deep into the office market, our panel will dig deep into what makes this important industry segment tick.

Dreyer Medical Clinic

Is There Still Room for Local Medical Office Developers?  

Paid Content, Conference session

Medical Office Development is a hot topic because it is a product that can be developed in the current economic climate. Local developers with strong community relationships have long had a significant position in this market, but this space is increasingly being taken over by national development companies with specialized healthcare knowledge and institutional capital.

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