The Growing Role of Sustainability in Commercial Real Estate

As environmental issues have forced their way into the public eye, more of us are incorporating green practices, like LED lights and recycling, into our lives. Most of us take notice of efforts by business to contribute in the move toward sustainability as well. This is becoming a feature that people look for in choosing…

Property Capsule Takes ICSC RECON 2015 by Storm

This year’s RECON conference in Las Vegas was a big success, and we were there along with about 34,000 of our closest friends. There is no better event for networking in the shopping center industry, and we had a great time creating new links with people in all sectors of the industry.  Deals were flying…

Will Bitcoin Buyers Change the Commercial Real Estate Market?

The Dark Web, Silk Road, Dread Pirate Roberts… these sinister terms would seem to have nothing at all to do with the closely regulated world of commercial real estate.  But the tech-savvy folks in investment and finance are watching the evolution of bitcoin and other digital currencies with great interest. Established by an unnamed founder…

The Rise of the Omni-Channel Retail Store

Shopping has changed at many leading retailers, with the addition of electronic and mobile enhancements to the experience, both online and in-store. Companies like Apple and Nordstrom are leading the field of omni-channel retail. They’re integrating services across mobile and web channels to dovetail with in-store shopping, creating a richer and more seamless customer experience….

Property Capsule to Attend 2015 ICSC RECon Conference

We are stoked over here! Our company will be participating in this year’s RECon in Las Vegas, baby! And hopefully what happens there won’t stay there, in this case. We anticipate returning with piles of inspiration and information that will fuel us in the months to come. The convention is sponsored by the International Council…

Will Real Estate Crowdfunding Help or Hurt the Commercial Real Estate Market?

Crowdfunding is becoming a significant source of revenue for many businesses, with the funds generated nearly doubling annually for the past several years. Among the different types of crowdsourcing sites, those related to real estate investment are currently the fastest growing. According to a report from Massolution Research, crowdsourced real estate revenue in 2014 exceeded…

Taking to the Sky: Drones and CRE

Your CRE arsenal may soon include an airborne division.  The use of drones –or unmanned aircraft systems -for video and photography is a great fit for the enterprise, and recent changes to FAA policies bring it closer to reality. Unless you’ve followed the development of this technology closely, you may not be aware of the…

Wearable Tech and Real Estate: the Perfect Marriage?

There’s a movement afoot in the commercial real estate industry toward the expectation of real-time data and analytics from any player who wants to stay at the top of the game. Many see wearable technologies as the next phase, and as a development that is ideally suited to the real estate industry. It’s already hard…