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Discount Stores could be a savior for distressed shopping centers hammered by the COVID-19 pandemic

One of the hallmarks of the coronavirus pandemic has been the desolation of shopping malls and shopping centers across the country, where tenants have had to abandon their spaces as businesses scale back. The hardships facing commercial real estate are visible across the retail and office landscape, with ongoing uncertainty expected to persist through much […]

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Can Commercial Real Estate Bank on the Return of Office Work?

With progress picking up in the U.S. push for widespread COVID-19 vaccination, the forecast for a return to normalcy in 2021 still remains murky. One of the biggest questions hanging over the future of the American workforce is whether or not companies will make a full push to return remote employees to the office. And […]

Greg Englesbe

World’s First 3D-Printed Home Listed For Sale. Can Robot-Built Homes Revolutionize Affordable Housing?

The marvel of 3D-printing has touched countless industries in the nearly forty years since the technology first appeared, from biotech to marketing and aviation. But could robots be an antidote to the world’s affordable housing crisis? The experiment is about to begin on Long Island, where eco-friendly real estate company SQ4D is set to debut […]

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Selling your home in 2021? The market says go for it

At the start of the coronavirus pandemic last March, the course of the U.S. housing market seemed anything but safe to assume. There were concerns about how to show homes and whether potential buyers would shrink away for fear of their financial security. But as 2020 played out, it became abundantly clear that America’s appetite […]

Greg Englesbe

Ski town real estate boom shows signs of shift from beach property

Destination real estate has always been an in-demand target for homebuyers, whether for vacationing or as a keen-eyed rental investment. But could the ski town slopes be edging out America’s eternally popular summer beach locales? A new report  from the National Association of Realtors illustrates a surge of interest in U.S. ski towns, specifically in […]

Greg Englesbe

Will Commercial Real Estate Rebound in 2021? Not So Fast

Few sectors of the U.S. economy have been as deeply impacted by the coronavirus pandemic as commercial real estate. From restaurants and hotels to offices, gyms and malls, COVID-19 has pinned the industry into a corner — and it’s not yet clear whether the worst has arrived. For months, lenders have shown forbearance to building […]

Greg Englesbe

Could pop-up retail become a COVID-19 solution for commercial real estate?

With cyber shopping 2020 in full swing, the dash for the best deals online is a stark reminder of the trend toward e-commerce and away from brick-and-mortar retail. That shift has been on hyperdrive since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has hammered retail establishments through lockdowns, restrictions, second waves, and cautious consumers opting […]

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Progress on COVID-19 vaccine could spur cold storage real estate investment, kickstart economy

The race for a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine took another important step forward on Monday, when Moderna announced the preliminary results of its phase three clinical trials. The pharmaceutical company reported that the vaccine was 94.5% effective in preventing infection by triggering an immune response using messenger RNA. Moderna is now the second company, […]