Commercial & Investment Real Estate Archive

Death of Malls

It wasn’t so long ago that I was a teenager spending free time socializing with my friends at our local, bustling mall. Our mall was shaped like a wagon wheel with an anchor department store at the end of...
February 1, 2017

Marijuana Warehouses

While speaking with a colleague who compiles NAR Library’s weekly Commercial Reports, our conversation turned to trends she was noticing in commercial real estate news. Overwhelmingly, the topic of marijuana or cannabis properties keeps popping up. Pennsylvania recently became...
June 15, 2016

New and Updated in the Library – May 2016

The following Field Guides have recently been updated in the Library: Smart Homes Smart home devices, which allow the remote monitor and control of home features, are a booming industry with major players and mass adopters. Automation technologies have...

New and Updated in the Library – March 2016

The following Field Guides have recently been updated in the Library: Private Property Rights Americans are passionate about their property rights, and disagreements can pit neighbor against neighbor. The issue of eminent domain can arouse the fury of many...

New and Updated in the Library – January 2016

The following Field Guides have recently been updated in the Library: Foreclosures The state of foreclosures in the U.S has improved significantly and for those seeking bargains, the hunt is decidedly more challenging. This Field Guide provides resources and...
January 12, 2016

New and Updated in the Library

The following Field Guides have recently been updated in the Library: Dealing with Stigmatized Properties Do you dare disclose if there is murder or mayhem at your listing? What if the owner was a controversial person? What are the...
January 5, 2016

Designing for Wellness

I have been teased about my workplace health habits. A lot. I have gone through three fitness trackers(1&2 now defunct, & 3), two ergonomic kneeling chairs (1 & 2), one standing desk of my own making, and am now...
December 9, 2015

Going Green!

The next time you are in Chicago, go to the top of the Hancock Building or Sears Tower (we won’t call it Willis) and gaze over the rooftops. Things have changed over the last 10 years. Chicago ranks third...
November 4, 2015

Retail: Online vs. Bricks and mortar

This time of year always reminds me of back to school shopping with my mom. I loved coming across a pair of shoes or an outfit so perfect that my mom declared it to be a “moral imperative” that...
September 2, 2015

New and Updated in the Library – July

The following Field Guides have recently been updated in the Library:   Effects of Trails and Greenways on Property Values Are the sales prices of single-family homes made higher or lower when trails or greenways are nearby? The following...