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The Benefits of a Full-Service CRE Team

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By Brett Gray, Senior Vice President

As the industry changes in terms of office space expectations, it is now more important than ever to have a full service commercial real estate team construct a strategic plan and help the client navigate through these unchartered choppy territories. The full-service team helps the client better understand and address industry shifts, and includes Asset Services, Leasing, Capital Markets, Project & Development Services, and Valuation & Advisory.

The Economy Slows, Fed Back on Hold for October

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By Ken McCarthy, Senior Managing Director, Research/Leasing Management

Last week’s employment report showed a slowdown in job growth in the third quarter. But the economy is not as sluggish as the headline numbers suggest. In addition, the sectors that most influence commercial real estate continue to perform well.

Here are some highlights from my latest Weekly Economic Update:

Updated BOMA Energy Performance Contracting Model


By Dianne Twinam, Senior Vice President

BOMA International recently leveraged the knowledge of an advisory board of sustainability experts, including Cushman & Wakefield Vice President of Sustainability, Allison Porter, to roll out an updated Energy Performance Contracting Model (BEPC). The model may be used by building owners in an effort to reduce the indecisiveness and risk associated with performing deep retrofits. 

Three Ways Property Managers Can Add Value

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By Ben Comm, Senior Managing Director 

Every morning you walk into your place of work. Security greets you, and the elevator takes you to your company’s designated space on the 15th floor. There isn’t anything for you to worry about other than getting down to business. The lights are on, the temperature is comfortable, and the windows are clean. 

Coworking: The Corporate Benefit

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By Sophy Moffat, Associate Director of Research, United Kingdom

The world of work is changing. Flexibility is no longer sought by the tech, creative and media sectors alone, but by a growing pool of large corporate tenants coming into Serviced Office and Coworking Spaces for the first time. Outlined below are the commercial and cultural factors behind this phenomenon.

15 Questions: Get to Know Ben Comm

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Our 15 Questions series is back! Next stop: Washington, DC to get to know Ben Comm, Senior Managing Director. 

Where did you grow up, and where do you live now? I grew up in Highland Park, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.  I currently live in Ashburn, Virginia.

What was your first job? I was a paperboy at the age of 11. Trying to collect 10 cents per house, per month was not easy.

Q2 U.S. Office Trends: Demand Doubles, Vacancy Rate Declines

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By Kevin Thorpe, Chief Economist, Americas

Yet again in 2015 we saw weakness in the first quarter followed by stronger growth in the second quarter.  Although most of the headwinds from low oil prices are behind us—investment in oil and gas exploration fell drastically in the first quarter—job cuts in energy-related sectors continue to mount.

Q2 U.S. Industrial Trends: Record-Setting Demand, Surging Construction

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By Kevin Thorpe, Chief Economist, Americas

Despite anxiety over Greece’s finances, Puerto Rico’s debt burden and China’s stock market, the industrial sector has continued to boom, absorbing space at a record-setting rate. The rail, trucking and general transportation sectors rebounded in the second quarter as consumer spending reached 3.4%, its highest year-over-year growth rate since October 2006.

Show That Your Building is Well-Rounded with BOMA 360

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By Tom Updike, Senior Vice President of Property Management

In a world where buildings are competing tooth-and-nail for tenants and the pressure is high to keep operating expenses low, how can your building stand out from the crowd? The BOMA 360 Performance Program provides a distinctive designation for commercial buildings that satisfy outlined criteria.

DTZ to Battle it Out in the 2015 EPA National Building Competition

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By Emily Paciolla, Sustainability Project Coordinator

Today marks the kickoff for the EPA’s National Building Competition! Each year EPA challenges commercial buildings to compete to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. For the sixth consecutive year, EPA’s ENERGY STAR program is hosting the National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings to help organizations improve the energy and water efficiency of their buildings, save money and protect the environment.

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