The New Year is right around the corner and it’s sure to bring a lot of new content on commercial real estate trends that will provide insight into this ever-changing industry! Over the course of this past year, we are happy to have shared a wide variety of blog posts on all things related to retail, industrial and office real estate.
Before we close the file on 2017, let’s take a look back at the most thought-provoking blog topics we’ve covered on the Omni Realty blog in the last 12 months. From President Trump and the economy to shifting trends in healthcare and retail, there’s a lot we can take away from this year, and apply it toward an even more successful 2018!
The transition into any new presidency brings with it much change. Now with the advantage of 12 months of hindsight, it’s interesting to look back on this blog that we published in January to see how many of the predictions came to fruition. This particular topic is surely worth revisiting in 2018 with a new set of predictions for the coming year!
The six disruptors we covered in this blog proved to hold true throughout all of 2017, and we anticipate the “disruptions” to continue well into 2018. Trends like the demand for flexible workspace, shifting demographics and new technology that is changing the traditional brokerage model remain among the hottest topics in commercial real estate right now.
Another hot topic in 2017 was the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and new GOP plan. The impact of such a change goes way beyond the patient or provider. In fact, it significantly impacts the healthcare delivery setting, which then impacts commercial real estate. If you want to know how hospitals and other healthcare facilities will need to adjust their brick-and-mortar locations to stay afloat, you’ll want to read this blog!
In Pennsylvania, Cumberland County continues to be the fastest growing county. In this blog, we interviewed Jonathan Bowser, CEO of the Cumberland Area Economic Development Corp., to learn more about their new affiliate, the Real Estate Collaborative LLC (REC), which focuses on buying, redeveloping and selling older industrial, commercial and public building sites to free up more space for growth.
The best part about the advice shared in this blog is that is remains evergreen year after year! If you or anyone you know is in search of new office space, get started in the right direction by reading this blog first. Most business owners don’t realize they have the right to work with a tenant representative who exclusively represents their best interests. If overlooked, this mistake could drastically change your commercial leasing experience.
If you were asked to guess what most significantly impacts the success of urgent care clinics, you might be inclined to first say quality of care or cost. While these factors certainly do impact an urgent care clinic’s success, the biggest factor boils down to where it’s located – i.e. real estate. If you find that hard to believe, take a look at this blog!
Now more than ever, employees are demanding functional, flexible and inspiring workplaces. In order for businesses to retain talent and improve morale, they need to respond to these demands. So what’s a “good” workplace strategy and why do you need one? To answer these questions, be sure to read this blog!
In 2017 several large retailers in Central Pennsylvania made the decision to close their doors including Sears, Kmart, and hh gregg. You might think this would indicate a struggling retail real estate market, but instead something remarkable took place. The landscape of retail real estate is changing, and with that the market is reacting. While some retailers moved out of brick-and-mortar locations, other retailers like Stein Mart, Marshalls and Home Goods were quick to replace the vacant space. Check out this blog to learn more about the shifting retail market in Central Pennsylvania.
Coming in at number 9 on our list is a two-for-one-deal. In our two-part series on the current state of the U.S. economy and its impact on commercial real estate, we interviewed CoStar’s Regional Economist for the northeast, Robert Calhoun, to get his take on the health and future of the U.S. economy. In these two blogs, you’ll gain a valuable overview of the most impactful trends expected to take place in 2018.
And finally we wrap up our top 10 list of commercial real estate blogs posts in 2017 with our most recent article that identifies the trends we expect to see take place in the New Year. Some of these trends are a continuation of what began in 2017, but others are new to the market and could really shake things up! Prepare yourself for success by taking note of these new trends coming our way.
Of the blog posts shared on our top 10 list, which was most memorable or insightful to you? Better yet, is there a topic you’d like to see us cover in 2018?
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