BLOG

tech and economic development

How Technology is Transforming the Economic Development Industry

Economic development professionals are experts at identifying what trends and tools are most impactful in developing strategies for their region’s economic growth. As with any industry, gaining insight on trends of competing and neighboring regions is equally as important. RealMassive sent a survey to over 1,000 Economic Development Professionals nation wide to help better understand

Read More
property values economic growth

How Property Values Impact Economic Growth

Economic development offices are hard at work ensuring that the right growth plans are set and achieved. They ensure new business opportunities are pursued, neighborhoods have the infrastructure they need to thrive, and so much more. With so much focus on planning and executing initiatives, it can be easy to overlook the important role of

Read More
data points commercial real estate

Data Points That Matter When Comparing Markets

What data points really matter when comparing commercial real estate markets for future investments or business opportunities? Market revitalization and successful economic redevelopment depend on a variety of variables working in sync. More than that, it requires thoughtful planning and an opportunistic mindset to take advantage of the right circumstances at the right time. Having

Read More
dated commercial real estate data

Overcoming the Dated Data Disadvantage

If you’ve been in the commercial real estate scene for a while, you know the value data can provide. But, what happens when it doesn’t provide that promised value? What happens when the data doesn’t work? When things go wrong or predictions are turned upside down and investment opportunities (and lots of money) are lost,

Read More
boston infrastructure

How Infrastructure Initiatives Impact CRE Prices

Cities of all sizes are constantly developing and redeveloping infrastructure needs to meet changing population demands and improve growth opportunities. Think of the major infrastructure initiatives like the Big Dig in Boston, or adding light rail transit in Californian cities.  These are examples of initiatives that continue to impact commercial real estate pricing, especially as

Read More
website edo blog

The Website: An Under-Utilized Tool in Economic Development

It’s a digital-first world and many economic development organizations (EDOs) aren’t living in it. These often under-staffed, under-funded and under-appreciated organizations are tasked with building and growing the communities where we live and play. With so many priorities, managing an effective digital presence is often executed “when time permits.” RealMassive is currently conducting a survey

Read More
mall vacancies opportunity

Mall Vacancies: Uncovering the Opportunities

According to the Wall Street Journal, shopping mall vacancies hit a 7-year high last fall. Despite the mass closing of big-box stores, those with an eye on economic development can find opportunity in vacant malls to capitalize on the current economy. Rather than going down with the ship, it’s time to think about the retail experience in

Read More
1 2 3 13