Point an iPhone at a building and see that building’s leasing information. Refurbish lobbies, upgrade the HVAC systems, create walking trails and wi-fi spots on an office or industrial campus. Whether they’re thinking creatively or focusing on the basics, property owners have been using these and other strategies to sign new tenants and renew existing tenants.

Winter 2010

America Center exterior at night

America Center - An Environmentally Advanced Office Campus

By: By Steve Dunn and Derrick How, Legacy Partners Commercial

There is continued focus on the impact businesses have on the environment and the communities that surround them. For Legacy Partners, this has inspired a commitment to finding ways to align investment goals with an approach to development that adopts sustainability and eco-conscious design as a guiding influence.      

La Palmera Palm Court after renovation

La Palmera: A Model for 21st Century Mall Transformation

By: Terry Montesi, chairman and CEO, Trademark Property Company

Anything worthwhile is worth waiting for and the newly renovated La Palmera Mall is a shining example. After two years of redesign and construction, the one-million-square-foot project has emerged as a model for mall revitalization.      

Development conference 10 tenant panel

Development '10 Conference Wrap-up: Industry in 2011 - Glimmers of Light, but Still in Transition

By: Ellen Rand and Ron Derven, contributing editors, Development

Real estate fundamentals may still be shaky. We may be bumping along the bottom for some time, but panelists and attendees at NAIOP’s Development ’10 conference were buoyed by renewed leasing and sales activity in some markets. Attendees also noted a clear improvement in the availability of capital – even if that capital is veering mainly to what the pros call “trophy or trauma.”