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 […]

Feb 202015
Julia Georgules and Phil Ryan: New Year, New Office? NERDS Markets Offer New Opportunities to Harness Innovation, Talent

Silicon Valley and San Francisco are prime locations for tech companies and millennials, but it comes at a premium price: Office space rents are triple the national average in Palo Alto, up 75 percent over the last four years. And employees can expect to pay a hefty $2,700 per month in rent. So where else […]