CPE’s Top 5 Articles in August

Miss out on any CPE stories in August? Here are five of our most popular articles for the month, including our ranking of the 2017 Top 50 Property Managers and a post on why department stores closures may not be so bad for retail real estate owners.

2017 Top 50 Property Managers

Major diversified real estate firms led our 2017 Top 50 Property Management Firms ranking, as Colliers International, Cushman & Wakefield, CBRE Group and JLL took the top spots.


Belk to Invest $40M in New Stores

Ironside Newark, a seven-story, mixed-use asset currently underway in Newark, N.J., marking the city's first speculative office development in many years.
Ironside Newark, a seven-story, mixed-use asset currently underway in Newark, N.J., marking the city’s first speculative office development in many years.

The company also plans to remodel 12 existing stores across their 16-state footprint, investing close to $10 million. An additional $15 million in funding will be used for capital improvements.


5 Trends to Watch in Commercial Building Design

While tried-and-true building design has obvious benefits, keeping up to date with trends is equally important for the growth of your business.


Newark Dreams to Join Ranks of Destination Cities

As the Garden State’s largest city is looking to get into the revitalization game, cranes are returning to the skyline, with $1 billion of projects underway and another $4 billion in the pipeline.


Anchors Away! The Good News About Big-Box Closings

Why the departure of a department store can present a golden opportunity—and how to make the most of it.