I started my version of the ‘commercial real estate trends for 2012′ post but found others out there with whom I agreed with (almost) completely. So I figured why not give these folks more props and I’ll save tips and taps for another post.
One is Coy Davidson, a colleague at Colliers International. Coy posts regularly on many CRE related topics and his 2012 list for corporate real estate exhibits both the influence of technology and new realities of the economy. Workplace solutions are showing further evidence the freelance nation has something to teach the corporate culture. As well as mobile devices and technology developments now putting teeth to the telecommute directives inspired to in Web 1.0.
The other is ULI’s Urbanland. In this case, they have a good post from Deloitte’s report on the macro trends affecting investment real estate. Foreign investment, patient development centered on the fundamentals and good ole’ cash will rule the day…again. Hope is that we keep this in mind before we get all bubbly over data center REITS or apartment projects. Although I think its too late for the latter.
Where do I think progressive CRE companies are going to address the workplace, economy and global markets of the future? They are going to the places these trends germinate, learn what makes them tick, make a select offering of strategies and services to address them and then wait for the masses to catch-up.
Me, I’m looking at these and the smart folks inside the organization for clues and resources for doing it all better, faster, more mobile and more conscientious for 2012. Let’s make it a great year where the trends are what we make them.
Flicker photo cred: Alex E. Proimos