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Here’s How CRE Developers are Taking Sustainability into Account

Sustainability in the real estate sector affects a large amount of companies. Sustainability is often referred to in residential real estate, with topics such as rain water harvesting, energy alternatives and recycling surfacing, but commercial real estate value can also be enhanced with sustainability efforts. Here’s how CRE developers are taking sustainability into account.

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Huge Waterfront Project On Illinois Street Reportedly Moving Forward

A “majority residential” development project is reportedly set to proceed on San Francisco’s Central Waterfront by Potrero Hill/Dogpatch, converting an estimated 5 million square feet into space for housing, office, hotel, retail, and research and development.

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Here’s why flagship stores for retailers like Apple and Starbucks have become tourist attractions

Retailers of all kinds are trying to make their bricks-and-mortar locations more appealing to shoppers to drive traffic through the doors. At a time when companies like Amazon.com Inc. have made e-commerce the most convenient way to shop, retailers aim to make the hands-on experience of going to a store worth the trip.

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Voters to decide on raising bridge tolls to fund $4.45 billion in transportation funding

Last week the state Legislature passed SB 595, which will now ask voters in all nine Bay Area counties to decide on whether to phase in the rate increase. For some local commuters, that could add up to as much as $9 to cross the Bay, money which will then go toward beefing up the region’s existing infrastructure and transit agencies.

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Shopping Malls Turned Warehouse? CRE Might Be Onto Something

Over the course of the next few years, nearly 30% of all American malls are expected to close their doors and focus more heavily on online sales. It’s no big surprise that with the rise of offline to online shopping increasing at a fast pace, retailers are focusing their efforts on e-commerce business rather than the physical shopping experience. What’s to come of these empty shopping malls? New space for warehouses to launch e-commerce facilities.

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EXCLUSIVE: A Conversation With The Man Who Rebuilt The World Trade Center After 9/11

Sixteen years ago, Lower Manhattan changed forever. But the twisted ruins of the world’s financial hub have been reborn as a mecca for technological visionaries, creative media and young entrepreneurs. Larry Silverstein, the man who has rebuilt the World Trade Center after 9/11, sat down with Bisnow to talk about his vision for the new campus.

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