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The True, the Bad, and the Ugly: Where we are in the Pandemic and what it's doing to Commercial Real Estate

The word “panic” has its root in the name of the Greek God Pan. Pan was a party god, drinking, chasing nymphs, and playing his eponymous pipe flute.  But like all who overindulge, Pan liked his afternoon naps, and if an unlucky soul happened upon him during one of his respites and disturbed his sleep, he would utter a spine-chilling shriek which induced a reaction of panikon deima, now shortened in English to “panic.” In the last few weeks, a viral plague has inadvertently disrupted the calm in our good times rest, and we are now hearing the panic cry. 

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AI and Machine Learning: Enhancing CRE Technology

A large focus of the commercial real estate market has turned to technology that can help better serve appraisers, landlords, owners and customers/tenants. It might be a bit of a stretch to think Google Home or Amazon's Alexa will be providing CRE insights anytime soon, but these days, more commercial real estate investors are utilizing artificial intelligence and machine learning to help produce forecasts and valuable insights on property performance, long-term tenant behaviors, and project development.

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Coronavirus: The Year of the Rat Brings Plague to People and Markets

In 2003, SARS, or “Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome,” wreaked havoc in Asia and around the world, sickening 8,000 and killing 774. In its wake, it also cost the global economy around $40 billion. At the time, China suffered greatly, but soon recovered with almost no long term negative economic effects.

By: Michele Wood

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Clicks or Bricks? Retail Businesses Aren't Just Choosing One

In 2020, it is rare for a brick and mortar business not to have an online presence. It is important to supplement their storefront with dedicated online platforms, including a web-based marketplace, social media profiles, an email presence, and the like. This is the concept behind “clicks and bricks”.

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Valbridge Specialty Practice Spotlight: Multi-Family Housing

It’s no secret there are more people now than ever who are living in multi-family residences. From traditional urban core developments to suburban student housing to rural tax credit deals, there are a multitude of dwelling solutions and types of financing in the marketplace. Valbridge has seen them all.

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The Essential Role of IoT in Commercial Real Estate

The Internet of Things (also known as the IoT) is getting increasingly popular across all industries and disciplines. One of such industries is commercial real estate. But before we dive into IoT’s role and potential in CRE, it’s important that you understand how IoT functions in general and in different use cases. Let’s take a look.

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Valbridge Employee Spotlight

I’m from Northeast Pennsylvania and after high school attended American University in Washington, D.C., graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology. After college, I stayed in the D.C. area for the next 12+ years and settled into metropolitan living. That is where I began my professional career, made lifelong friendships, and met my husband. Shortly after our son was born, we decided to get out of the daily grind and move back to Pennsylvania.  After the next five years of dealing with the bitter cold and dreary winters, as well as pot holes the size of craters, we decided to move to Naples, Florida in 2011.

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Evolving Tech Trends in CRE

Tech advancements continue to shake up every industry; and commercial real estate is no exception. Sure, adopting new tech can be intimidating, and navigating the means for effectively and profitably implementing tech in CRE isn't always the easiest process; but there's no doubt that tech innovations will continue advancing, so embracing them is more or less imperative for the health and longevity of your CRE business.

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The Importance of Women in Commercial Real Estate

Strong women excelling in commercial real estate is more important than ever. It has always been important, of course, but more women getting involved in the appraisal process is starting to get the recognition it deserves. Valuation magazine recently announced the launch of The Appraisal Institute Women’s Initiative Committee, and it’s an example that Valbridge is proud to stand behind.

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Valbridge Office Spotlight: St. Louis

We are proud to announce Valbridge Property Advisors | Indiana is expanding our territory and has opened an office in St. Louis, Missouri starting the beginning of this year. Valbridge’s desire to have national coverage with local expertise led us to an opportunity to expand our national coverage to include another major MSA in the US.

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Valbridge Employee Spotlight

I have served in numerous real estate roles from fee appraising; banking as a Chief Appraiser; right of way and corporate real estate with a utility company; and general consulting.

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How Millennials Will Continue to Impact Real Estate in 2020 and Beyond

Millennials – commonly cited as those born in the 1980s and 1990s – have been a hot topic for the past decade across many industries, in part because they have become the largest U.S. generation in terms of population, the leading generation in the workforce, and make up almost all of the key 18- to 35-year-old advertising demographic.

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Valbridge Office Spotlight: Dallas

Valbridge Property Advisors | Dallas serves a large area of North and Northeast Texas.  The Dallas team of appraisers and consultants provide independent property valuation and consulting services of all property types.  Our services are for lending, development, litigation, estate planning, fractional interest valuation, assessment appeals, corporate acquisitions, and other intended uses.  We have significant experience in multi-family appraisal including a wide range of affordable housing programs.

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2020's Top Commercial Real Estate Trends

The U.S. commercial real estate landscape is evolving. Our economy is experiencing its longest-running expansion in history, and that streak is lending greatly to a predicted path of steady growth for the CRE industry for 2020. Echoing that forecast, the Urban Land Institute and PwC’s recently released Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2020 report – findings via 750 individuals and 1,500 survey respondents – paints a picture of long-term economic growth that would be sustainable but slower as we head into the future.

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Valbridge Women's Coucil Member Spotlight

My professional career began in the Oil & Gas Industry in 2007 as an Independent Petroleum Landman.  I successfully researched and negotiated thousands of oil & gas leases, amendments, land use permits, and agreements before transitioning out of that field into my current role with Valbridge in 2016.

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