Development Magazine Spring 2013

Business - Trends

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The Changing Retail Landscape 

Despite signs of life with residential, industrial and office properties, retailers continue to struggle. Experts share their observations about the decline of middle ground retailers, the impact of e-commerce, the fate of malls and trends in shopping.

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A Look Ahead - The New Paradigm: Investing in Millennials Yields Returns for Small Towns 

Over the past three years, Jack Schultz has spent a great deal of time researching the innovative group we call Millennial Entrepreneurs. These young people are proving to be one of the most powerful economic development drivers he has ever seen.

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New Voices: NAIOP Certificates Advance the Education of Real Estate Professionals 

Ask a professional in any industry and they will tell you that one of the keys to a successful career is constant improvement and continuing education.

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The Entrepreneur TechTakes - Recovering from Disaster: It’s About Preparation 

If you were caught off guard by Superstorm Sandy or a plethora of other natural calamities in recent years, you might be struggling to put your business back together. The loss of desks, chairs, and even the building that houses your business, could be minor compared to the loss of company data.

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The Entrepreneur - Telecommuting Trends: Barriers to Greater Growth 

Telecommuting continues to grow in the United States with management-level personnel accounting for much of the gain, according to statistics compiled by the Telework Research Network. The biggest barrier to telecommuting is management fear and mistrust.

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Transportation and Mobility: Import/Export Trends Create Big Opportunity for Inland Ports 

Industrial development is coming back strongly thanks to a convergence of trends that could set the stage for significant inland port development, according to reports by Jones Lang LaSalle and Colliers International.

By the Numbers: Data Impacting Commercial Real Estate 

Graphs showing retailers with the highest retail sales-per-square-foot in 2012, eight years of holiday season online sales; and annual sales and compound annual growth rates by retail format.

From the Archives: Business / Trends Articles from the Previous Issue

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First Look - Hiring and Telecommuting Increase in 2012 

What’s on the minds of CEOs besides reshaping business models, refinancing credit and controlling operating costs? Employee retention, upgrading the talent base and hiring, says the 2012 NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Compensation and Benefits Report.

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On Business - Keys to Work-Life Balance 

Even as the one-income family has faded into the past for most people, modern families and businesses continue to grapple with balancing work-life issues, including workers in the predominantly male commercial real estate industry.