Google announces $7bn U.S. expansion plans



Alphabet Inc., the parent company of internet giant Google LLC, is betting big on a post-pandemic return to the office, despite being one of the biggest proponents of remote work. The company has reportedly committed to spending $7 billion this year on expanding its offices and data center facilities in the U.S. In addition, it […]

Hotels are aiming for a rebound this year



The hard hit hotel industry is trying to turn itself around with the idea of “vaxications” as more people get vaccinated for COVID-19. With people being stuck at home for so long, the hotel industry is betting that million of them can’t wait for a well-deserved vacation. And it seems that many Americans are already […]

6 Steps To Start Building A Commercial Real Estate Portfolio



Investing in real estate offers a variety of options; you can buy real estate-related stocks, rent out properties, partake in crowdfunded deals, or flip houses. However, one option that’s always going to remain popular is commercial real estate (CRE).  While generally high in risk, CRE also results in high reward and includes a vast range […]

Should I Furnish My Luxury Leased Property?



The decision to lease your luxury property comes with several other decisions as well such as the type of property management team you should choose, whether you should leave it furnished, and your price point. Leasing luxury property is slightly different than a typical or traditional multifamily property or even a single-family house. There are […]

5 Ways to Improve Your Office Environment



According to a recent international survey, approximately 85% of employees are unhappy with their workplace environment. To build a successful company, you need happy employees, as they’re more productive, creative, and willing to go the extra mile. To attain this, you need to be intentional about building a positive and harmonious workplace environment. Here are […]

Commercial landlords push for vacant retail space to aid COVID response



Commercial real estate, particularly in the retail market, has suffered badly due to the COVID-19 pandemic as public health restrictions have forced many businesses to close or scale back their operations. Now, some real estate experts are suggesting that the vacant retail space could be used to provide tests or administer vaccines to help cities […]

When will we return to the office?



The COVID-19 pandemic has meant office builders were quieter this year as workers were forced to stay at home, but vaccines now being made available, landlords are hoping for a turnaround in 2021. Any return to the office won’t happen just yet though. It’s said that vaccines won’t be made widely available until late spring […]

Investors transform struggling hotels into apartments



The hospitality industry has been pummeled by the COVID-19 pandemic, and investors are swooping to buy up hotels and reimagine them as rental units instead. Hotel conversions have become a big business in recent months, the Wall Street Journal reported this week. Its report said that investors are buying up struggling hotels at bargain prices […]

Restaurants and retailers focus on drive-thru outlets



Restaurants and retailers are focusing on curbside and drive-thru business so their customers feel safer and can avoid having contact with other people while the COVID-19 pandemic drags on. That’s resulted in a big focus on implementing drive-thru and curbside strategies. Starbucks for example is planning to open an additional 22,000 stores by 2030, but […]

Tech giants expand their commercial real estate holdings



With many people working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, commercial real estate has fallen into decline as companies shy away from acquiring more office space. But that’s not so in the case of big technology firms, which have emerged as major tenants and acquirers of offices, data centers, warehouses and retail stores during […]