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What happens after 2019?

As we hit the mid-year mark, 2018 looks to be on solid economic footing and, in fact, 2019 could be even stronger. But the outlook past then shows risks increasing.

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Ambitious Thinking: Smart Cities

Job growth is happening in both the CBDs and the suburbs. But educated adults are increasingly city dwellers. What that means for companies seeking talent, and the investors who buy the buildings in which they work…

Heard this one before?

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before… or don’t, if you’re interested in reading about the push-and-pull of good and bad news on the economy. Unemployment continues to fall, wages are still going up, and trade tensions continue to escalate. All of which makes for a very mixed bag for commercial real estate.

Retail revs up

Hear ye, hear ye—retail is not dead! Consumers pushed retail spending up in March and are expected to continue pulling out the pocketbooks through the second and third quarters of this year. Good news for the retail sector but commercial real estate overall should prepare for rising cap rates.

Building stores for the future

Jean-Pierre "JP" Lacroix of Shikatani Lacroix Design shows how technology has blurred the lines between the physical and digital world, both in the store and in the retail design process.

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