The Future of Healthy Buildings and Features After COVID?

February 9, 2022

Legacy Tower at Miami Worldcenter has some novel features that may become more popular as the demand for ‘healthy’ buildings grows Legacy Tower at Miami Worldcenter, a 55-story building with 310 residences, 219 hotel rooms, and 10 floors of medical facilities, broke ground in summer 2021. In doing so, it became the first new construction

A Look at the Viability of 3D-Printed Commercial Buildings

December 29, 2021

The future of construction could be arriving in South Florida sooner than you think. Although it still sounds futuristic to many people, 3D printing is rapidly becoming mainstream as the devices and materials become more affordable. You can now pick up an at-home 3D printer for about $200, grab some thermoplastic for $40 a pound,

Examining Taco Bell Defy and Its Implications For the Fast Food Industry

November 17, 2021

“Taco Bell Defy” could change the way fast-food restaurants are built and how quickly customers receive their food. Naturally, the fast-food industry relies on getting menu items into customers' hands quickly, and a new concept from Taco Bell aims to speed the process even further.  Taco Bell Defy should open its first restaurant in Brooklyn

The Present and Future of the Touchless Office

October 6, 2021

While many offices have included touchless features for years, the focus on health may spur the adoption of more no-touch components in the workplace Much like the “paperless office,” the touchless office concept has been in the works for some time, as voice-activated devices like Siri and Alexa make the technology more accessible. The complete

Cold Storage Facilities Are Facing a Shortage as Demand for Fresh Food Strains Resources

September 22, 2021

Fresh, cold food is a hot commodity, increasing the need for cold storage facilities that make supply chains possible Dining out at restaurants took a significant hit during the pandemic. But while the industry isn’t out of the woods yet, restaurants have started to recover strongly. Meanwhile, “online grocery sales, subscription meal services, [and] consumer

What CRE Developments Could Mean for Miami’s Economically Underprivileged Neighborhoods

June 16, 2021

Some of Miami’s neighborhoods could see significant investment in the coming years as corporations buy up buildings further away from the financial district South Florida is experiencing strong commercial development, with major firms like Virtu Financial, Goldman Sachs Group, and Elliott Management setting up corporate offices. This trend might be turning the area into Wall

Can CRE Investors Easily Borrow Money in a Post-COVID Economy?

April 28, 2021

Although many banks and other lenders are cautious about lending money, there is still significant capital available for CRE investors. COVID-19 has influenced nearly all facets of life, and its impact on the economy has been massive yet highly variable. The demand in certain CRE sectors, like office, retail, and hospitality, has taken severe hits

Potential CRE Property Improvements To Adapt To COVID-19

August 5, 2020

Social Distancing in Modern Office With Glass Cubicle. How the pandemic is changing—and could transform—commercial real estate spaces In addition to everything else we can blame on COVID-19, the pandemic has altered what’s important in commercial real estate. Not long ago, landscaping, security, and lighting were among the key elements to increase property values, and

Miami International Airport Opens the MIA Mover

September 20, 2011

Have you been hearing updates ever so often regarding the MIA Mover since construction began in January of this year? Well the wait is finally over; the Miami International Airport (MIA) recently unveiled the finished Automated People Mover. As a part of the Miami Intermodal Center Project the elevated mover will transportB travelers and workers

Service Robots Gain Ground

March 15, 2011

After reporting that With Automate 2011 coming up March 21-24, the U.S. is competing in the international robotics market, more specifically for service robots, and America is definitely in the running. After IBMbs machine, Watson, competed on Jeopardy! last month---and definitively won---robots being common in the working world doesnbt seem like a concept thatbs too

Business Innovation Depends on Leadership

February 17, 2011

As a company that provides corporate real estate services, we like to keep up with the latest in workplace trends and business innovations. A recent Businessweek article naturally drew our attention, as it discusses the role of leadership in an organizationbs ability to innovate. Many managers now are focusing mostly on the difficulties of todaybs