CPE’s Top 5 June 2017 Articles

Miss out on any CPE stories in June? Here are five of our most popular articles for the month, including a CBRE report on the world's most expensive office markets and news on Newmark Knight Frank's planned IPO.

Office of the Future

There are many new ways to design the workplace. One size does not fit all corporate cultures—but some trends are becoming mainstream and are likely to become widely adopted. The Office of the Future is much closer than you think.


Don’t Count the Regional Mall Out: Transwestern

Highland Mall, the first suburban shopping mall in Austin, Texas, commenced its reincarnation in 2014, when new owner Austin Community College converted a former JC Penney store into a 214,000-square-foot campus one year before closing the mall altogether.
Highland Mall, the first suburban shopping mall in Austin, Texas, commenced its reincarnation in 2014.

A new report aims to debunk the supposed demise of the regional mall, and sheds light on strategies for both reinventing retail assets and boosting traditional brick-and-mortar.


Newmark Unveils New Name, Eyes IPO

Dropping “Grubb” from its corporate handle, the services firm has rebranded as Newmark Knight Frank. Its parent company, BGC Partners, is planning to spin off the real estate services unit in an IPO in the fall.


Non-Traded REITs: Go Mainstream or Die

Fundraising for the sector fell in 2016 due to the combination of impending regulatory changes and lackluster performance, notes Yardi Matrix Associate Director of Research Paul Fiorilla. The sector must continue to lower fees and improve liquidity to attract new investors.


The World’s Priciest Office Markets

CBRE’s annual office occupancy costs report highlights the strengths of gateway cities around the globe, including 12 in the U.S. that were among the 50 most expensive markets.