Retail’s Death Is a Myth

Retail’s Death Is a Myth

A recent trip to ICSC’s RECon show in Las Vegas to meet with clients and get an overall feel for the country’s retail real estate climate assured me that retail is not dead. Even though mass store closures, like the recently announced Dress Barn demise often takes...
Cousins REIT Betting Big on Sunbelt, Austin

Cousins REIT Betting Big on Sunbelt, Austin

It’s no secret that some of the fastest-growing U.S. metro areas are in the South. So now seems like a good time to put together a major REIT focusing on the region’s commercial real estate. That’s what recently happened when Atlanta-based Cousins Properties recently...
Get Ready for a Working Commute

Get Ready for a Working Commute

Nathan VonGunten is a director at GRS Group. He can be reached at 330.242.1991 or via email at nvongunten@grs-global.com Working in a car is already a reality for many in the commercial real estate industry, especially those in brokerage who are on the road, traveling...
Blockchain’s CRE Future

Blockchain’s CRE Future

Online blockchain transactions in commercial real estate are still a long way from being close to mainstream, but some industry players are readying for that to change. So far, the most widely publicized deal to date was the sale of a portion of the St. Regis Aspen...
Economy Drives Strong Hotel Fundamentals

Economy Drives Strong Hotel Fundamentals

Commercial real estate’s hospitality sector tends to mirror the overall economy because when businesses and individuals are financially successful, they spend money on travel. So, with near-record unemployment, a growing economy and strong consumer confidence, it’s no...