August 15, 2017

THE SOURCE News and Trends in CRE

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Three Weeks Left to Save: CRE.Converge 2017

Take advantage of early registration discounts for CRE.Converge 2017, October 10-12, in Chicago. Sign up by September 8 to save on the industry’s premier conference for deals, connections and trends.
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Navigating the New: NAIOP’s CRE.Converge 2017 Closing Keynote

One of the most challenging aspects of leading is navigating the discomfort of pursuing new, untested ideas. Former Amazon real estate executive Julie Benezet will address how to navigate the uncertainty of the new – and how to grow in the process – at CRE.Converge 2017. Watch this short video for a special preview.
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Collaborate and Connect: Join the NAIOP National Forums

Go beyond local NAIOP connections and network with top CRE leaders in your specialty from across North America through the NAIOP National Forums. Learn about the benefits of participation, eligibility requirements and how to apply. Deadline: September 11.
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Alternative Use for Industrial Space: The Marijuana Market

The co-founder of one of the nation's first funds to provide real estate acquisition and private debt servicing to cannabis-related ventures spoke at I.CON ’17: Trends and Forecasts in June. Access the presentation and session recording on the marijuana market as it relates to industrial space, risks to landlords, structuring leases with marijuana tenants and more on the conference resources page.
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Exploring Urban Food Halls

Amid a challenging retail landscape dominated by news of brick-and-mortar store closings, the food hall has emerged as a promising opportunity for the commercial real estate industry and food entrepreneurs. Development magazine discovers how food halls offer small-scale opportunities for landlords, operators, chefs and diners.
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The STEM Gender Gap by State

Using United States Census Data, InvestmentZen compiled a list comparing how many men were working in STEM careers per state vs. women working in the same fields. The three states with the smallest gender gap were Maryland, Massachusetts and Montana.
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California, States and Localities Continue to Push Climate Change Agenda

“We’re not going to pull back. The only question is how to go forward,” said California Governor Jerry Brown, announcing a new Global Climate Action Summit to be held in San Francisco next year.
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Industry News

Phones Made in the USA? Not Any Time Soon

Could companies start moving production of smartphones and clothing, now overwhelmingly made in China, to America?
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Planting Pot Takes up Industrial Space in Maryland

Medical marijuana companies have taken up almost 1 million square feet of industrial space, accounting for more than 15 percent of Baltimore and Suburban Maryland’s net absorption.
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Making the Most of the Least Space

Robotic furniture is making it possible to turn a studio apartment into a one-bedroom apartment and back with almost no effort.
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