Jun 242015
 
Green Renting: Apartment Communities Promote Healthier Living

More and more people understand the benefits of green living and integrate sustainable practices into their daily lives. From driving hybrid cars to reupholstering or repurposing furniture, shopping locally and carpooling, there are a lot of ways in which we can all contribute to saving the environment. While each individual action counts and can lead […]

May 112015
 
Steve Jones: 5 Ways to Keep Customers Coming Back

1. EMBRACE THE OMNI-CHANNEL EXPERIENCE: More and more retailers are striving to build a true omni-channel experience that merges at-home, in-store and mobile commerce into one seamless experience. In other words, if a customer wants to view an item online, purchase it using their phone and pick it up in-store, they can do so in […]

May 052015
 
JLL's Holly Rome & Tracey Hatley: 5 Ways to Reap Revenue from Unused Retail Space

1.      DARE TO BE DIFFERENT – Enhancing a retail center with unique tenants creates synergy and healthy competition. New experiences drive traffic, repeat visits and sales. Keep your center fresh with new and different shops; develop relationships with local and regional boutiques so you’ll be their first call when they’re ready to expand. Offer competitive […]

Apr 212015
 
Peter Bulgarelli: Five Risks Affecting the Healthcare Industry on the ACA’s Fifth Anniversary

When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law five years ago, it marked the beginning of a tumultuous new era for the healthcare industry. On the fifth anniversary of that historic event, let’s consider the five key risks healthcare organizations need to manage in the next two years – from increased financial risks/costs […]

Feb 272015
 
John Manning: The Top 5 Things to Know About Foreign Financing

Liquidity in the debt markets is pushing core pricing and strong activity coupled with aggressive lending and competitive structures on the debt side. Banks, life companies and CMBS lenders will all become increasingly competitive, driving growth across more markets and products.  Foreign investors and lenders alike are expanding their presence in the U.S. by acquiring […]