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Industrial Properties See New Light

The Industrial Revolution truly revolutionized the United States, completely changing the face of the nation. With it, came large scale industrial buildings and warehouses — many of which would eventually become empty, vacated properties. Fast forward a couple hundred years, and whole the processes in those buildings have certainly changed, the buildings themselves are still pretty similar. Industrial spaces are still big and expansive, often making them difficult or nearly impossible for another business to come in behind them and fill the same space. This is where adaptive reuse comes…

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CRE Trends 

5 Great Cities for Small Businesses

Small businesses continue to thrive across America, acting as the nation’s backbone and supporting countless local economies. Don’t believe us? Take a look at this: Today, there are more than 5,000,000 companies in the United States — and more than three-fourths of them have fewer than 10 employees (U.S. Census Bureau). As such an important part of the American economy, it’s crucial to do everything you can to help ensure that your small business thrives in the face of competition. Part of that is your location. It’s true – some…

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CRE Trends Technology 

Are Bots Taking Over CRE?

  There have been plenty of stories circulating about how AI chatbots, or bots, are taking over  businesses and possibly even entire industries. But, until now, no one has really thought about how bot technology could impact and transform CRE. Robots, in some form or fashion, have already replaced humans in some jobs, from flipping burgers to assembling cars. But bots have no place in CRE, where human interaction is crucial and necessary… right? Think again. Technology, including bot technology, has found a new niche in the customer service area…

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Staying Relevant: How Retail is Keeping Brick and Mortar in the Game

It’s hard to turn on the news or read an article without seeing a headline about how grim things are for the retail industry right now. Thanks to online shopping and eCommerce giants, such as Amazon, retail sales are down and terms like “retail apocalypse” are being thrown about. But is the future of brick and mortar retail doomed? Are shopping malls really a thing of the past? We don’t think so — at least not entirely. The retail industry is evolving to keep up with consumer demands, and is…

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Technology 

The Cloud Comes to CRE: How it’s Helping Agents Streamline Their Business

It’s official: just like so many other industries today, commercial real estate is going digital. The expansive capabilities of technology are continuously evolving and growing, and CRE is starting to innovate along the same lines. CRE professionals throughout the industry are turning to the cloud to both solve problems and to help increase their efficiency. Let’s take a closer look at 3 ways agents are using cloud based technologies to help streamline their business:   Online offices open 24/7 Historically speaking, CRE professionals haven’t had much of a choice but…

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Press Release 

NAI Martens Team Members Receive CCIM Scholarship Two Years in a Row

Marshall Johnson, currently an intern at NAI Martens for his second summer, was awarded the Layman L. Clark / Kansas CCIM Scholarship in Real Estate. Marshall Johnson is a senior at Wichita State and plans to earn a degree in finance with an emphasis in real estate next May. Johnson has worked at NAI Martens as both an appraisal and brokerage intern. “It’s really an honor to receive the Layman L. Clark / Kansas CCIM Chapter Scholarship,” Johnson said. “Some of the brightest minds in Wichita real estate came together…

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Services 

We know hotels. And we can help you.

Need help navigating the hotel market? NAI Martens has the experience, knowledge and connections necessary to help you. Investments in the hospitality industry such as hotel and resorts are unique due to the combination of real estate and business investment. Many attributes of a business are displayed together with a high capital outlay that is the norm in investment sales. Unlike standard properties, rentals of resort and hotel rooms have a short shelf life, as guests stay for as little as a day. Rental rates can also vary widely during…

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Industry News 

Will Toys R Us Stores Stay Empty Long?

Shockwaves but not a lot of surprise rippled through the news in March when it was announced that Toys R Us would be closing all of its U.S. stores. Wichita’s Babies R Us store on west Kellogg was in the first round of closures in January this year as the company attempted to climb out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The remaining Toys R Us store at 8011 E. Kellogg closed in March along with the rest of the brand’s stores. For some, it was one more sign of retail’s struggles in…

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Research 

2018 Wichita Brewery Report

NAI Martens is proud to present its first Wichita Brewery Report. Commercial advisor Glenn Cox worked with the research and marketing departments to present national, state and local statistics about the craft brewery phenomenon and even a few tips to keep in mind if you wish to start your own brewery! If you have any questions, feel free to contact Glenn or visit naimartens.com. Wichita Brewery Report 2018 Wichita Brewery Report Having trouble viewing the report? Click here.  Wichita Brewery Locations We hope you enjoyed this report and will share…

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CRE 101 

How to Help Office Clients Rebrand their Asset

With the shift in today’s population, Millennials are quickly becoming THE working generation, or the 30-somethings who tend to work full time, make significant purchases, and act as the driving force behind the national economy. One of the biggest misconceptions about Millennials is how “different” they are; and, while this is categorically untrue in some areas, in others, it may hold some weight. Take, for instance, the way Millennials work. Millennials are pros at working smarter, not harder. They are demanding change in today’s office landscape, and CRE investors are…

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