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Workplace Transformation: How Human Capital is Impacting Investment in Real Estate

Posted on February 27, 2015 in Viewpoints by admin

By  Peter Weingarten, AIA LEED AP BD+C Principal, Gensler     What is the future of the workplace? Users and investors want to maximize value in their companies and real estate investments. Right now. The question itself is interesting, but … Continue reading

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C&I 2014 Report: What are you worried about?

Posted on February 1, 2015 in Viewpoints by admin

Capital Raisers Reflect on the Challenges of the Year Ahead Judging by the state of the market, at the end of 2014, by all rights this should be a celebratory time: real estate is flush with capital, the US economy … Continue reading

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What Surprises You?

Posted on January 29, 2015 in Viewpoints by admin

By Gunnar Branson, CEO & President of NAREIM   These are good times for real estate, so why do we all feel so anxious? 2014 was a banner year with lower unemployment, lower cap rates and higher purchase prices than … Continue reading

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A&A Meeting Slides: Workplace Transformation – How much is real, how much is fashion?

Posted on January 22, 2015 in Asset Management & Acquisitions (AA) by admin

Presentations: Peter Weingarten Principal, COBD Practice Leader Gensler (Download slides, here)     Lew Horne President,  Greater Los Angeles – Orange County Region CBRE (Download slides, here) Videos: – “A New Way” – Augustine Kofie Mural – CBRE HQ Office … Continue reading

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2014 A&E Report: How the small and invisible is remaking real estate

Posted on January 13, 2015 in Viewpoints by admin

Much of the built environment in our cities is surprisingly homogeneous: a collection of boxes configured for work, play, and commerce. The boxes may vary in size a bit, and may have different forms of mechanical systems connecting them, heating … Continue reading

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2014 Fall Executive Officer Meeting Report: How Should We Change?

Posted on January 7, 2015 in Viewpoints by admin

The world around us is almost mad with change. Technology, demographics, politics, economics and society are presenting new ideas, new paradigms and new challenges every day. …and the real estate industry is not immune to a changing environment. It is … Continue reading

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The green revolution in commercial real estate has been waged and green real estate has won

Posted on December 8, 2014 in Viewpoints by admin

By Dave Pogue CBRE, Global Director of Corporate Responsibility   Editors’ Note: In early October, an engaged council of architects and designers gathered at NAREIM’s Architecture and Engineering Meeting in Chicago to consider problems and debate new ways real estate may adapt … Continue reading

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A&E Presentation Slides

Posted on December 8, 2014 in Architectural & Engineering (A&E) by admin

Presentation Slides from 2014 NAREIM Architecture & Engineering Meeting Wireless Communication Issues and New Existing Buildings Wireless Issues Green Building Adoption Index Green Building Adoption Index Environmental Regulatory Update, Remediation Evaluations, Vapor Intrusion Testing Pitfalls LNAPL Presentation, NAREIM 2014 Vapor … Continue reading

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The Value of Repositioning: A Review of Critical Trends and How to Enhance Building Performance

Posted on December 3, 2014 in Viewpoints by admin

– By Doug Tichenor Editors’ Note: In late October, an engaged council of architects and designers gathered at NAREIM’s Architecture and Engineering Meeting in Chicago to consider problems and debate new ways real estate may adapt to keep up with the … Continue reading

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Treynor Ratios: Joint Venture Cash Flow Distribution & Fairness Quantified

Posted on November 20, 2014 in Viewpoints by admin

By Zachary Shipps NAREIM Fellow, MIT MSRED ’14 Twice a year, NAREIM invites graduate students from the top real estate programs across the country to attend our Executive Officers’ Meetings as Fellows. After attending the September EO Meeting, Zachary Shipps, a 2014 MSRED candidate … Continue reading

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