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Thinking About Investing in an Opportunity Zone? Consider This First

Opportunity Zones is a new buzzworthy concept that has investors’ interest piqued. Areas of the country that have been left behind after the Great Recession have been deemed Opportunity Zones and are now getting a refresh with private capital and development. Now that we have established what Opportunity Zones are, what makes them so attractive to investors? Investing in Opportunity Zones offers federal tax incentives for realizing the capital gains into the opportunity funds,which are used to propel business and commercial real estate development in thelow-income areas that have been…

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Trending Fitness Concepts Coming to a Neighborhood Near You

From indoor climbing gyms to ping-pong clubs and ballet studios, there has been a big push for unique “fitness concepts” in recent years in vacant shopping centers and malls. We expect this trend to continue into 2018 and beyond with a variety of new fitness concept trends coming to a neighborhood near you. Charlotte Country Club, Fitness Center, and Resort In-One In Charlotte, unique fitness concepts aretaking over the city. One fitness concept in particular just opened at the end of last year called Life Time Athletic. The builders call…

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5 Ways E-commerce Has Changed the Game for Industrial Real Estate

E-commerce has been a crucial driver in the industrial real estate market for both leasing and investment activity. The new niche market of retail is transforming the entire industrial sector from logistics to warehouse design. Let’s take a look at a few ways e-commerce has changed the game for industrial real estate. Logistics The logistics part of the industrial sector is on fire, primarily because of e-commerce. The requirements behind logistics facilities for e-commerce are very different than for in-store retail. As e-commerce grows, retailers will need to expand their…

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October Transactions

NAI Ohio Equities closed over 20 transactions during the month of October, including working as a buyer’s representative to purchase 268 Greif Parkway. Our Industrial Property Team and Office Brokerage Group worked together on the deal. Congrats! To download our entire transaction list, please click here Follow

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Move Over Millennials, Let’s Look at Gen Z

It seems like all the talk has been about millennials recently, but there is a new generation coming up that is surely going to shake things up, from how we live to how we work and have fun. Let’s take a deep dive into everything Gen Z and how they are mixing things up in business. Gen Z Grew Up with Smartphones While millennials may have grown up being glued to their televisions, Gen Z certainly grew up with the use of smartphones on a constant basis. Brands have started…

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These 5 Technologies are Making Property Management Easier

Managing properties used to take a robust staff of dozens of people to collect rent, maintain the grounds, perform repairs and routine maintenance, etc. Current technology has made it so that nearly every single task in property management can be handled through technology, making it much easier to manage properties, engage with tenants, collect rent payments, and secure and retain new tenants.   #1: CRE Management Platforms  Commercial real estate was late to the game but as of late, there are tech companies catching up with this underrepresented market. It…

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September Transactions

NAI Ohio Equities closed over 23 transactions during the month of September, including the sale of an office portfolio at 825 Tech Center and 8101 N. High Street. The 209,440 square feet of Class A Office Space was sold by our Office Brokerage Group of Matt Gregory, SIOR, CCIM, Andy Dutcher, SIOR and Philip Bird. To download our entire report, please click Here. Follow

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This is What the Office of the Future Looks Like

In the future, connectivity may be an even more important factor when purchasing office space than location or price, some are predicting. Just like every office first had to be wired for telephone systems, then coaxial cable for the internet, and now wireless, in the future Smart technology will be standard for all office buildings.  Office space itself is already changing dramatically. More often than not, there are multiple companies in one building instead of one company per building. Outside of the building, office space is becoming more like a…

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How Will Rental Transportation Impact Our Cities?

With the recent explosion of scooter companies coming into Columbus, we are left questioning how these rental companies will impact our cities for years to come. You’re not just seeing things – rental transportation is becoming ever more of a popular thing by the day, particularly in larger metropolitan areas. Just as much as they are getting big, they’re also becoming controversial, with some cities fighting back with claims that these scooters clutter the community and are not tightly regulated enough. They’re everywhere, officials say. They’re convenient, claim the companies,…

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Four Things to Look for When Hiring a Commercial Brokerage

Starting the business was the hard part. Now you are looking for space but how do you find the right commercial building? You need a good commercial real estate brokerage but each brokerage and broker is different. How do you choose the one that’s right for you? Here are 4 things to look for:   #1: A broker that specializes in the type of commercial property that you need.   One of the first things you’ll come up against when you start looking for commercial property is zoning. You may…

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