Each week, JLL Atlanta creates a roundup of noteworthy commercial real estate stories from a variety of publications. Here are some interesting articles from the week.
Drones Can Enrich a Property’s Story—When Used Judiciously, The Real Estate Council
Key Excerpt: “Drones aren’t just the latest fad in consumer gadgets – their unique angles and inspiring footage mean that they will be an important tool for property marketers, managers and site selectors for years to come.
JLL: Retail driving construction growth, Chain Store Age
Key Excerpt: “A strong retail sector is helping to drive 2016 U.S. construction activity, with retail construction projects up 24.4% year-over-year, from 57.2 million sq. ft. in first quarter 2015 to 70.2 sq. ft. in first quarter 2016.”
What Coworking Tells Us About The Future of Commercial Real Estate, Huffington Post
Key Excerpt: “The emergence of at least 100 growing coworking brands proves just how popular shared and flexible office spaces have become. But as valuations climb and the headlines keep coming, we may be seeing the tip of the iceberg for an incredible wave of change coming to the commercial real estate industry.”
The Lure of the Smart Apartment, Multifamily Executive
Key Excerpt: “Smart home technology holds a lot of promise for revolutionizing the apartment industry—if and when it can be leveraged properly.”
U.S. Office Market to Benefit from Surge of Foreign Capital, Says Office Roundtable, RE Business
Key Excerpt: “Volatility in world markets affected capital flows to the U.S., contributing to a slowdown in office deals in the first quarter of 2016, but foreign funds are expected to surge in the second half of the year, according to an office roundtable held at Accesso Partners’ second annual Capital Markets Conference in Miami.”