E-Commerce Comes of Age 

By: Ellen Rand, contributing editor, Development Winter 2013

Retailing today is undergoing profound and rapid change, as sellers reconfigure and reconcile their brick-and-mortar stores with their online presence. Surviving and thriving through this transition will require integration among communications technology, customer preferences regarding service and delivery, retail and industrial buildings, transportation modes, and logistics and inventory systems.

Social Media and Commercial Real Estate: Strategies to Grow Your Business and Build Your Brand 

By: Ruth Brajevich, chief marketing officer, Ware Malcomb. Follow her on Twitter at @WareMalcombCMO Winter 2013

Social media has created a momentous shift in how we communicate with one other. It has become the great digital equalizer; small and large companies alike can build their brands, expand their businesses and connect with their clients online via social media outlets.

Brazil Experiences Strong Demand for Logistics Parks 

By: Marco A. Lacayo, transactions manager with Jones Lang LaSalle’s Transactions Group in São Paulo, Brazil Winter 2013

As the Brazilian economy continues to grow, the logistical warehouse sector is seeing unprecedented growth. Not even the slowdown in the Brazilian economy, including GDP growth of a meager 1 percent in 2012, is slowing the demand for warehouse space in Brazil.

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By The Numbers: E-Commerce and Retail Data 

By: various Winter 2013

Graphs and tables illustrating U.S. online retail sales by category, e-commerce impacts of smartphones and tablets, and e-commerce sales as a portion of total U.S. reatil sales.

Five Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Property Insurance 

By: Avi Lev, CLCS, vice president, Assurance Winter 2013

As a business owner, you expect to increase profits, grow market share and continue climbing the ladder of success. Every vendor a company utilizes plays a part in that success or failure. When it comes to risk management, how is your insurance broker bringing value to your business? Unfortunately, many insured parties are unable to answer this question.

Recruiting and Retaining Employees Remain Priorities in 2013 

By: Julie D. Stern, managing editor, Development Winter 2013

What’s on the minds of commercial real estate CEOs today? Recruiting, employee retention and “talent management,” says the “2013 NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Compensation Survey,” completed in partnership with CEL & Associates, Inc.