Monthly Archives: October 2017

Hundreds of Localities Fortify Their Amazon HQ2 Bids with Hefty Financial Incentives

Under The Irvine Co.’s Spectrum Terrace proposal, Amazon would not be required to invest capital for land acquisition, buildings or entitlements. Amazon confirmed this week that 238 North American cities and regions submitted bids to be the home of its planned co-North American headquarters, dubbed Amazon HQ2. In the U.S., bids were submitted by 43

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Market Conundrum: CRE Investors Making Fewer Big Deals, but Raising More Money

The amount of uncalled or undrawn real estate investment capital, or “dry powder,” has grown to staggering levels. This increase has come at a time when the investment climate remains decidedly mixed, with top-quality assets in core markets commanding high valuations after a sustained up-cycle. As a result, investors are increasingly searching elsewhere for properties

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Study: Phones increasingly important, what that means for marketers

New data out from LivePerson underscores the importance of smartphones for consumers. According to their research nearly two-thirds (65%) of Gen Z and Millennial consumers ‘prefer communicating’ with friends/family via their phone rather than in person. In addition, most (61.8%) would prefer leaving wallets at home rather than phones. BizReport