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3 big changes expected in the retail 2018 landscape

Experts predict that next year, online retail sales will almost reach $3 trillion. Predictions for brick-and-mortar retail have been dwindling over the last decade but expect big changes to reverse that trend as well. What will the retail 2018 landscape look like? Here’s what you can expect. Expect More Direct Targeted Outreach to Customers The IoT and mobile technology will likely only get broader as we move through 2018. These technologies are going to make lead generation much easier for retailers; automating more big data analysis to improve warehousing and distribution…

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4 Ways that Driverless Cars Could Impact the CRE Industry

Companies ranging from the big automakers in Detroit to tech firms in Silicon Valley are pouring research dollars into driverless cars, and this development is projected to completely change the future of commercial real estate. This transition creates opportunities for new investment as well as challenges for existing properties. Demand for parking The biggest effect of driverless cars will be a reduction in demand for parking. As cars become fully autonomous, passengers can be dropped off at their final destination and continue to pick up other passengers or park themselves…

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Will Smart Sensor Tech Become a Leading Amenity in CRE?

Smart technology and the Internet of Things continue to make waves in the commercial real estate industry. For the multifamily specifically, smart sensor tech will change the way residents live and will enhance their way of life by offering new benefits. For other sectors such as retail, the sensor technology can help determine traffic flow. These are just a few of the reasons smart sensor tech is set to become a leading amenity in CRE. Smart Sensor Tech Tracks Vital Info With smart tech sensor technology, property managers of multifamily…

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Technology is Keeping Bodies in Brick and Mortar: Here’s How

Cutting-edge technology is essential for big-brands who want their retail empires to continue to succeed and outpace competitors in today’s (and probably tomorrow’s) retail landscape. E-commerce has created a shift in consumer wants and behaviors towards retail, however, the right technology can feed into those wants and positive behaviors. Here are three important ways technology is changing brick-and-mortar for the future. Tech experiences are bringing something to the table that shopping online can’t. Experiences are one thing that physical stores have, that online ones don’t. Technology that helps you choose…

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3 Ways Virtual Reality is Changing Commercial Real Estate

Virtual reality (VR) is expected to make a $15.6 Billion impact on the economy in 2020, so it’s safe to say that this is less of a trend and more of a future way of life. Just as most technology and visual media disruptions have historically impacted commercial real estate – VR is no exception. Here are three ways virtual reality is impacting CRE the most! Virtual reality lets you see a space before it’s even made. Whether you’re turning a demolished pile of rubble into a luxury apartment building, a…

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The Mess We’re In: Cyber Weapons Are Available on The Internet

Nick Kohler, IT Manager at NAI Elliott put together this blog post about cyber attacks and what you can do to keep your data safe.  We thought it was really informative and wanted to share it with you. How quickly the world changes. Twenty-two years ago, the internet began to start hitting its stride and became widely available at college campuses. Seventeen years ago, we had a dot-com bubble burst at the same time that DSL came into our homes for the first time. Thirteen years ago, Facebook was born….

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Monday’s with Martens- July 10, 2017

As the market’s commercial real estate knowledge leader, the NAI Martens research team is continually refining our approach to data collection, analysis and dissemination. Our real time database provides timely and accurate property, economic and demographic information for the benefit of our stakeholders. However, the collection and application of information goes well beyond our hard data application to include information used to predict human behavior. One of our NAI Global network offices recently shared some interesting thoughts regarding data mining and predictive analytics. Expert forecasters see predictive data analysis expanding…

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5 Ways Robots are Changing the Game for CRE

NAI Global recently put together this list of 5 ways that automation will change the way we work in Commercial Real Estate. Automation is a topic that has been in the forefront of everyone’s mind over the past year. People anxiously wait to see how the workforce will change as soon as robots and smart software become more prevalent in the occupational setting. Many people tend to think of automation as something that will disrupt industries that rely on manual labor while leaving skilled labor untouched – a notion that…

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Tech Tools Driving the Wichita CRE Industry

Here at NAI Martens we are constantly looking at how we can use the latest tools to help our team offer the best service in Wichita by improving our marketing, expanding a listing’s exposure, and efficiently managing time-consuming bank-office processes.  Our friends at NAI Hunneman recently put together this list of top tools that are being used in the commercial real estate industry, we are already using many of these same tools in our business. Marketing Tools Technology changed how real estate marketers present client properties. Thanks to virtual reality,…

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4 Ways Everyone Is Changing to Accommodate E-Commerce Demands

NAI Global took a look at how E-Commerce is changing the way that many of us shop. This, in turn, has caused a number of companies to change the way they do business.  Here are some examples: 1. Creating regional supply centers When Amazon Prime was unveiled, it completely changed the way e-commerce operated and what customers expected. Next-day delivery went from being a luxury to something that was generally expected; in some cases, same-day delivery was even an option. This change of delivery expectations created a need for more supply centers…

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