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(white Paper) Acceleration: Forging The Future Of Real Estate

By First American NCS on May 18, 2017

With change occurring in society and business at an ever-accelerating pace, how can the physical world of real estate adapt to an ever-shifting virtual world of bits and bytes? Forces disrupting real estate, including demographic polarization, digitization, globalization, urbanization and socialization, and other trends, will reshape our built...

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A Tale Of Two Cities: Investing In U.s. Commercial Real Estate

By First American NCS on May 25, 2016

Increased demand for U.S. commercial real estate assets and a maturity in the property cycle have been major contributors to the volume of CRE in the U.S. But certain game changers add a dimension and complexity to the variables affecting CRE, shaping the landscape of certain cities as they generate economic growth. A bifurcation of metros into...

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(white Paper) The Three Vs Of Cross-border Investment: Volume, Velocity And Variety

By First American NCS on October 27, 2015

U.S. Commercial Real Estate increasingly is a global game, as foreign entities, funds and individuals cross borders at warp speed to invest in trophy properties in major markets. The report, The Three Vs of Cross-Border Investment: Volume, Velocity and Variety, describes the investment patterns, challenges, and long-term impact of these new...

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(white Paper) Disruptive Forces In Retail Real Estate

By First American NCS on June 5, 2015

Of all real estate sectors, retail is perhaps the most interconnected with the general public. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, consumer spending constituted 67% of the U.S. economy in 2013. And for decades, consumers have fulfilled their needs and wants by visiting brick-and-mortar stores in urban downtowns and suburban...

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