December 6, 2016

THE SOURCE News and Trends in CRE

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Register Today for I.CON: Impact Projects

Registration is now open for this unique conference experience showcasing innovative industrial projects, March 8-9, 2017, in Toronto. World-class project teams will guide you through their development process – sharing their challenges and successes – in this can’t-miss industrial event.
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For Retail, the Shopping Experience Matters

Brick-and-mortar retailers can provide consumers what e-commerce cannot: interactive experiences that appeal to all five senses by creating environments where shoppers can touch, feel and/or taste items before buying them.
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Applications Now Open: NAIOP’s National Forums

Are you interested in going beyond local NAIOP relationships and networking with other executives in your industry segment from across North America? Learn about the benefits of participation, eligibility requirements and how to apply to NAIOP’s National Forums.
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Six Lessons for Developers Considering a Brownfield Remediation Project

The focus on redeveloping brownfields – abandoned or underutilized sites where there is known or suspected environmental contamination – goes back almost 20 years. Development magazine explores what developers need to know before beginning this challenging undertaking.
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Filling Your (Physical or Virtual) Grocery Cart

Traditional grocers have several advantages over e-grocery delivery: convenient locations and a consumer preference for the in-store experience among them. Yet e-grocery is an emerging trend in certain dense urban markets and could be poised for expansion elsewhere. Learn more in this special three-part series on the Market Share blog.
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Richard E. Neal Likely Top Democrat on House Ways and Means

A key figure in negotiating legislation in 2015 which made permanent many “tax extenders,” including 15-year qualified leasehold improvement depreciation, Neal is seen as a dealmaker with a deep understanding of tax matters affecting businesses.
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Industry News

Robotic Distribution Centers: 50-Degree Temperatures, Few Restrooms

Robots will dramatically transform the warehouse/distribution center (DC) facility of 2050, but all a DC user may need to retrofit existing space for these mechanical creatures is an empty box.
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Why Cyber Monday is Taking over Black Friday

Black Friday is diminishing in importance as Cyber Monday gains, due to the vast changes that have occurred in the shopping experience over the past 25 years, including the introduction of e-commerce.
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$30/Hour Wage Rate for Construction Workers, But Supply Stays Flat

A strong economy is powering commercial and residential construction across the U.S., but the available labor pool is flat to dwindling, even as hourly wage rates hit $30. Many contractors are struggling to find or retain qualified workers.
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