Opinion: The Consumer Has Cash

By John Cumbelich The U.S. unemployment rate is now experiencing its 8th consecutive quarter below 4 percent, with national unemployment clocking in at 3.9 percent...
Huntsman Architectural Group, San Francisco, Tolleson Design, Sausalito

Designing for Purpose: Three Unique, Human-Centric Takes on Hybrid Work

By Alison Woolf and Sascha Wagner Since the widespread adoption of remote work, discussions about the future of workplaces are frequently binary, pitting employers against...
Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, distress

CRE’s Slow Dance: Awaiting the Distressed Dominoes to Fall

By Billy the Broker (I just want to stay anonymous) Commercial real estate has always been a game of patience, but lately, it's feeling more...
Seattle, San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, commuting

Back in the Fast Lane: Commuting, Coffee, and the Quest for Pre-Pandemic Normalcy

By Billy the Broker (I just want to stay anonymous) Remember the good old days when commuting felt like a never-ending game of "How long...
Premier Workspaces, WeWork

A Witty Opinion on WeWork: A Masterclass in Flexibility

By Billy the Broker (I just want to stay anonymous)  Ah, WeWork, the name synonymous with co-working and... renegotiating leases. As your nosy neighborhood writer,...
Lynnwood, 164th St. Apartments, Waterfront Place Apartments, Everett, Tiscareno, Washington University, Solera, Modera South Jackson, Modera Bel-Red, Shoreline III

How to Boost Density While Minimizing Costs

By Dylan Draves It’s the challenge every developer faces—getting the most value from a site while sticking to your budget. This is especially true in...
Uwajimaya, Seattle, Tacoma, Chinatown-International District, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Cushing Terrell, Hoshide Wanzer Architects

Pan-Asian Grocery Store Uwajimaya Honors Culture of Seattle’s CID with Redesign

By Kara Eberle-Lott Grocery stores provide an essential service to millions of people, helping meet the basic need of feeding ourselves and our families. But...
ALICE Technologies

AI + Design-Build: A Path to Efficient and Effective Development

By Phil Carpenter The design-build construction project delivery model has emerged as a formidable approach to development. With its ability to streamline the design and building...
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The New Catalysts of Retail

By John Cumbelich Each era in retail real estate has its own cohort of catalytic anchor tenants and users around which new projects revolve. I’m...
HOK, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, San Francisco, Silicon Valley Bank, Bioterra, San Diego

Trends in the Scientific Workplace: The Shape of Labs to Come

By Julia Cooper, Tim O’Connell and Rob Williamson As scientific research evolves, laboratory and workplace environments must adapt to support it. Based on our recent...

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BXP, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Boston, New York, Washington DC

Office Real Estate Refinancing Faces Stormy Skies in 2024

The office real estate market is on the precipice of a challenging year in 2024, with looming loan maturities and refinancing issues casting a...

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