September 6, 2016

THE SOURCE News and Trends in CRE

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CREC ’16 Keynote: Newt Gingrich

Watch this one-minute video for a preview of the CREC ’16 keynote address by former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. He will share his perspective on politics, the economy and foreign policy during what has been an unprecedented election year.
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Building for Wellness

Workplaces that enhance employee health and well-being also enhance productivity – and employers’ bottom lines. Development magazine explores how companies are placing value on wellness in the workplace by directly investing in programs to support employee well-being.
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Master Finance Fundamentals

Attend the CREC ’16 pre-conference course, Development Finance Fundamentals, for practical tools to appropriately evaluate the financial feasibility of complex value-added and opportunistic real estate investments. Discounted registration is available for CREC ’16 attendees.
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Congress Returns for Pre-election Spending Fights

Congress returns this week from the longest summer recess in modern times. Congressional leaders of both parties will immediately be faced with a potential showdown on funding government operations beyond the end of the 2016 fiscal year on September 30.
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Mentoring, Flexible Space among Traits of Successful Innovation Districts

Successful innovation districts offer common features that encourage collaboration and business growth, says a new report by the NAIOP Research Foundation. Among those are incubators providing facilities, mentoring and training; flexible office/lab space; and nearby affordable housing options, among others.
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Top 5 Market Share Posts in August

The road of the future – integrating solar panels with road surfaces – will soon become reality along a portion of the famous Route 66. This topic captured Market Share readers’ interest and imaginations to make it the most-read post of August. Read on for more hot topics from the last month.
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Industry News

7-Year U.S. Expansion Fires Up, Despite Strong First-Half Global Headwinds

Despite difficult first-half headwinds – mostly from global financial markets rocked by China’s decelerating economy, weakness in emerging markets hammered by a long-term-slump in commodity prices and most recently voter approval of Brexit – the U.S. economy’s 7-year expansion is not only continuing, but markets are beginning to fire up again.
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Positive (but Slow) U.S. Apartment Rental Growth

There are headwinds developing in specific markets, rather than a change in demand nationally for multifamily rent growth.
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“Speed Limiters” Could Put the Brakes on Trucking Capacity

Pending government rules would force truckers to use devices called speed limiters that would keep trucks from going over a specified top speed – 60, 65 or 68 miles per hour – and cut trucking capacity in the U.S.
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