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April 10, 2019

The Website: An Under-Utilized Tool in Economic Development

RealMassive | Thought Leadership

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 of […]

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March 28, 2019

Greater Sacramento Economic Council Launches Real-Time Commercial Property Listings

Andrea Jarvis | Economic Development

The Greater Sacramento Economic Council (GSEC) recently launched a new feature on its website to help simplify site selection for growing and relocating companies across the region. The new web-based solution combines GISPlanning’s mapping technology with RealMassive’s real-time commercial real estate listing data. Over 2,000 commercial property listings have been integrated into their website and are verified and updated […]

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March 18, 2019

Mall Vacancies: Uncovering the Opportunities

RealMassive | Commercial Real Estate

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 […]

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March 4, 2019

How to Single Out Neighborhoods Primed for Economic Revitalization

RealMassive | Economic Development

Economic revitalization is generally a decades-in-the-making process that involves heavy lifting, fat wallets and intense planning. While it’s not for the faint of heart, it can be done and it can be executed incredibly well (take LoDo in Denver or The Paseo in Oklahoma City). Singling out neighborhoods primed for economic revitalization requires strategic effort. […]

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February 14, 2019

Amazon Pulls Out of NYC: A Lesson for EDOs Everywhere

RealMassive | Thought Leadership

Hindsight is always 20/20. It’s much easier to look back at what went awry, determine why a deal fell through than to manage it in the middle of the process. That being said, looking at how the proposed Amazoon headquarters in Long Island City collapsed in on itself is a very informative study for every […]

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February 12, 2019

The Ultimate Relocation Checklist

RealMassive | Thought Leadership

If you’ve considered moving your corporate office, retail store or other commercial business, you know how overwhelming the preparation and planning of relocation can be. And the bigger the company, the more challenging the task. To keep the move moving, get your employees up and running in their new space as quickly as possible. Also, it’s […]

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February 8, 2019

It’s About Time for Timely Commercial Data

Andrea Jarvis | Economic Development

Many companies have emerged in the last several years that offer detailed insight on historical commercial real estate (CRE) data, listing comps and market insights. While historical market data is imperative for most CRE entities, timely market insights are just as essential in making the right investment or business decision. Would you purchase a home […]

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January 24, 2019

HQ2 | Lessons Learned from the Amazon Sweepstakes

RealMassive | Thought Leadership

All eyes have been on Amazon as they’ve journeyed in a very public way for HQ2. The decision has been made. (congratulations, New York and Arlington!). Now, it’s worth assessing what commercial real estate investors and economic development offices can learn from the HQ2 Sweepstakes. First and foremost, it’s important to keep in mind what skillset […]

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January 16, 2019

What’s Next for the Chrysler Building?

Andrea Jarvis | Commercial Real Estate

Chrysler Building Shakes Up #CRE in the Concrete Jungle What happens when an iconic figure in a city’s skyline (and possibly the world’s most recognizable) ends up on the market? For the Chrysler Building in NYC, it may mean becoming the subject of another Amazon expansion. Just months after Arlington, Virginia’s victory in the Amazon […]

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January 11, 2019

Austin Named World’s #1 Beer Destination & New Breweries of 2019

Andrea Jarvis | Commercial Real Estate

As an Austin-based company that lives and breathes tacos, music, craft breweries and all things ATX – there’s no doubt we’re celebrating our recent ranking as the World’s #1 Beer Destination of 2019. Drink publication, Vinepair, sought out the World’s Top 10 Beer Destinations for 2019 – listing Paris, Berlin and Tokyo as top contenders. With […]

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