Business - Trends

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Building for Resiliency Ensures Physical—and Financial—Security 

It’s not just about constructing properties that can survive disasters; a holistic approach to the built environment also adds value.


Coworking Flexes its Muscles 

Shared office space appears to be the fastest-growing trend in commercial real estate.

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Despite a Cannabis Boom, Real Estate and Banking Challenges Remain 

Conflicting local and federal laws, along with NIMBYism, could be slowing investment in marijuana-related facilities.

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Compare and Contrast: 1031 Exchanges and Opportunity Zones 

Both options can be good investment vehicles for commercial real estate.

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Raise the Roof, Boost the Value 

Increasing clear heights in industrial properties can make older buildings suitable for modern logistics uses.

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One Merriweather: Under the Boardwalk 

A stormwater-management project shows how practical solutions to the problem of runoff can be aesthetically pleasing, too.

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How to Reposition a Building to Meet Changing Expectations 

Whether it’s replacing worn materials or an intensive intervention, architectural updates can enhance the value of a property.

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Co|Lab: A Hands-On Space for Innovative Construction 

HITT Contracting’s new facility aims to be a laboratory of cutting-edge, sustainable building products and technologies.

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Finding Solutions to the Workforce Skills Gap in Construction and Logistics 

Developers are partnering with educators and local communities to launch new training and recruitment programs.

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Commercial Real Estate and the Big-Data Deluge 

Awash in granular digital information, companies are diving headfirst into high-tech solutions so they can make more deeply informed business decisions.

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An Ohio Suburb's Strategy to Win Business Investments 

New Albany, about 15 miles northeast of downtown Columbus, maximizes the planning process to beat major cities in the development sweepstakes.