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Luring in tenants to your property in the highly competitive CRE market can be a huge challenge. Tenants need a property that not only meets their physical needs – such as space and location – but also one that provides a comfortable work environment with convenient amenities and green-friendly initiatives.
If you were suddenly gifted with the power to see the future, the first thing you’d do is find out what the commercial real estate industry will look like 25 years, right? Okay, well even if that isn’t your first thought, it was definitely on the top of our minds at Building Engines after reading CNBC’s “7 Bold Commercial Estate Predictions.”
These days property owners and managers everywhere are talking about sustainability and “going green.” It’s no surprise that the Commercial Real Estate industry has embraced this trend. We often hear about new operational technology in this building or that building helping to make the world a better place. But recently I stumbled upon an article highlighting an environmentally-friendly fake: The Bank of America Tower in NYC.
Companies are looking to reduce their energy usage as a way to save money and help the environment, which is creating increased demand for sustainable commercial buildings.
The Green Movement in Real Estate is growing darker. All new certification schemes, like all new growth, have that light green tinge when they begin that denotes suppleness. While it makes them amendable to change, it provides little armor when the going gets tough. As a result, many rating systems mature to a darker shade. […]
I wish I could take credit for that phrase, but I can’t. It belongs to Building Engines’ client, Hank Ashforth, Chairman of Ashforth Pacific, now called Ashforth. Hank made that statement last week while delivering a presentation to our guests at an Executive Briefing Dinner we sponsored in Washington, DC. His topic, and subsequent discussion, […]