Development Magazine Spring 2018

Business - Trends

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Industrial Real Estate 2018: Disruptions and Structural Shifts 

Supply chain advances and new technologies are affecting how, where and what types of industrial facilities are being built.


Robotic Furniture 

North American developers are animating small spaces with architectural robotics.

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Three Ways High-resolution Aerial Imagery Facilitates Due Diligence 

Aerial imaging technology enables commercial real estate professionals to research properties much more quickly and easily than in the past.

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Raising the Roof 

The average clear height of warehouse ceilings has increased steadily over the past 20 years.

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Columbus Tackles Smart City Initiatives 

Columbus, Ohio, is using public-private partnerships and $50 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation and Vulcan Inc. to revolutionize its transportation infrastructure.

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Bringing It Home: Four Innovative Concepts for E-commerce Deliveries to Consumers 

All of these innovations could affect how goods are delivered directly to consumers in the future.

From the Archives: Business / Trends Articles from the Previous Issue

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CRE Tech Adoption Speeds Up 

Commercial real estate has been a slow adopter of new technology, but that’s about to change.

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Construction Costs Outlook 

Labor and materials concerns loom large.