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Portfolio Management / CRE

New FASB Lease Standard Targets Real Estate Conflicts of Interests

Howard Ecker, President & CEO, Howard Ecker + Company (Q3 2017)

It’s time for CFOs to act to protect themselves from brokers who are working both ends of a real estate deal by securing a “No Conflict Assurance Statement” from their agents. More

Scheduling, Planning & Front-End Loading (FEL) Can Keep Projects Open During Construction

Gavin Kaleta, Mechanical Department Manager, SSOE (Q3 2017)

Early engineering paves the way for feasible, cost-efficient repair and renovation projects. More

Greater Predictability, Fewer Surprises Through Use of BIM for Front-End Planning

David Hardy, Preconstruction Facilities Manager, O'Neal and Brian Gallagher, Director of Marketing, O’Neal, Inc. (Q2 2017)

Using building information modeling (BIM) during pre-construction planning now leads to lower risk and improved predictability during the actual construction phase of a facility. More

Navigating Uncharted Waters: 5 Trends Affecting Capital Investment Plans

Josh Bays, Principal, Site Selection Group, LLC (Q1 2017)

A new administration in Washington, escalating wages, and a dwindling supply of industrial real estate are just some of the trends that may cause companies to take a wait-and-see approach to capital investment. More

Should “Urbanization” Drive the Location Decision?

Brian Corde, Managing Partner, Atlas Insight (Directory 2017)

Companies have been following the millennial talent pipeline to the urban locales this population cohort prefers, but as this group ages their lifestyle preferences — and your company’s location choices — may change. More

Critical Site Selection Factor #4: Occupancy OR Construction Costs

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (Q4 2016)

It’s easy to see why occupancy or construction costs are a factor that a lot of people are keeping an eye on...these costs are trending upward. More

Adaptive Reuse and Infill Projects Change the Urban Landscape

Michael McCormick, President & CEO, McCormick Construction (Q3 2016)

Although there are some challenges to adaptive reuse and infill projects, they can help to develop creative office space in historic, vibrant metro areas, while boosting ROI and environmental sustainability, and catering to the local community and talent pool. More

Intermodal Continues to Revolutionize Logistics and Industrial Real Estate Strategies

Walter Kemmsies, Ph.D., Managing Director, Economist and Chief Strategist, U.S. Ports, Airports and Global Infrastructure Group, JLL and Ali Rezvani, Moffatt & Nichol’s Commercial Services Group (Q3 2016)

Growing Intermodal volumes are promoting investments by port authorities in inland ports and by railroads in logistics centers. More

Corporate Real Estate's Battle for Tech Talent

Area Development Research Desk (Directory 2016)

Powerful data and analytics platforms offer powerful opportunities to mine business intelligence from corporate real estate (CRE) data. Yet, to make it all work, you've got to have the tech talent to build, populate and optimize those platforms. With the lure of smarter CRE portfolio management, better energy efficiency, and more productive employees, CRE leaders are actively recruiting data scientists who can fire up data-informed decision-making. More

Adopting BIM for Facility Management: Handle With Care

Erik Jaspers, Product Strategy & Innovation, Planon (Directory 2016)

BIM can deliver tangible value and enable efficiencies for facility managers, but it’s a process that should be well planned and prioritized, with an eye for the challenges that lie ahead. More

E-Commerce Development, Industrial Land Pricing, and the “Amazon Effect”

John Morris, SIOR, Industrial Services Lead for the Americas, Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. and Ben Conwell, Senior Managing Director, Bruce Erhardt, Executive Director, Cushman & Wakefield (Q3 2015)

The emerging information and services market is game-changer for the industrial land market. More

The Importance of Earnest Investigation of Industrial Properties

Marv Pearlstein, Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP and Peter Duchesneau, Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP (Q3 2015)

Those acquiring industrial properties need to assess their environmental risks early on and put in place plans for remediation of any problems that surface. More

How the Location Decision Affects LEED Certification

Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development Magazine (Q2 2015)

Corporate site selectors, economic developers, real estate professionals, and regulators need to understand the relationship between environmental sustainability and industrial location decisions. More

Headquarters Decisions: Real Estate Executives Make Their Mark

Brian Cohen, Partner, Transwestern (Q2 2015)

Headquarters location decisions present companies an opportunity to realign the corporate “home base” with current strategic and operational objectives. They also can be a catalyst for management to facilitate change and move an organization forward based on their vision for the future. More

Empowering Tenants in the Quest for Optimal Space

Mark G. Tornillo, President and CEO, Martek Global Services, Inc. (Q1 2015)

A tenant-based build-to-suit development provides complete transparency between the developer and tenant, enabling them to align their goals. More

In Focus: Adaptive Reuse Gaining Traction in the Office Market

John Portman, IV, Chief Operating Officer, Portman Holdings (Q1 2015)

As companies compete to attract the best talent possible, locating in a redeveloped building — with its character, charm, and amenities — is becoming a key part of recruitment and retention strategies. More

Seeking Data Nirvana: New Analytics That Enlighten Location Strategy

David Kollmorgen, International Director and Lead of Business Intelligence, JLL (Q1 2015)

Data and analytics that tie real estate to corporate strategy are more achievable today than ever before. More

The Manufacturing Paradox: Output Up, Employment Down

Dan Levine, Practice Leader, Location Strategies and Economic Development, Oxford Economics, Inc. (Q1 2015)

Replacing aging plant and equipment will lead to acceleration in capital expenditure and, in turn, an increasing level of manufacturing relocation projects. More

Freight Corridors & Logistics Hubs Shape the Location Decision

Bill Luttrell, Senior Locations Strategist, Werner Global Logistics, Werner Enterprises (Intermodal Sites 2015)

Selecting the optimum site location is now possible and will eventually become easier with advancements in data and technology. Those that truly optimize their location footprint and overall supply chain and embrace forward planning will be the winners. More

Open for Business: Airports as Real Estate Developer and Strategic Partner

Rian Burger, Principal, Airports - Terminals, Stantec (Intermodal Sites 2015)

Locating near an airport presents a business with many opportunities for growth, but be sure to know what risks airports face and how they are planning to address them before aligning your company’s fate to theirs. More

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