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Commercial Real Estate Forecast 2015

(bps=basis point) Credit: National Association of Realtors® National office vacancy rates are forecast to slightly decrease 0.1% over the coming year as the demand for office space slowly improves, according to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) quarterly commercial real estate forecast. The vacancy rate for industrial space is expected to decline 0.3% and retail space 0.4% as manufacturing output increases and low gas prices... ...Read More...

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Four Things NOT To Do To Be A Smart Cities Leader

Credit: Nesta A new study of smart cities successes has uncovered valuable insights by looking deeper at the underachievers. One key lesson: forgetting who your smart cities initiatives are for will put you on a fast track to failure. “Rethinking Smart Cities from the Ground Up” was produced by the UK research organization Nesta and funded by Council Associate Partner Intel. The study identifies smart cities’ bad behaviors... ...Read More...

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Massive Tesla Gigafactory To Have Massive Impact On Nevada

Expected to be one of the world’s largest industrial facilities, the Tesla gigafactory is not just going to produce home solar storage and electric-car batteries. The massive facility is projected to provide Nevada with annual statewide economic benefits of $5.4 billion in jobs, tax revenues and overall spending over the next two decades. It’s been one year since the 5.5-million-square-foot facility broke ground... ...Read More...

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IT Teams Not Fully Prepared: Randstad Technologies Reveals Millennial Workforce Is Driving Corporate IT Strategies

Posted by Heidi Schwartz IT executives across the country report the surge of millennials in the workforce is reshaping business environments and driving IT departments to adapt their infrastructures with millennial-friendly technologies, including mobility, cloud, big data, and social media, according to a new study by Randstad Technologies and IDG Research Services. While two-thirds of IT leaders say they have or are formulating a plan to... ...Read More...

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Majority Of Professionals Use Multiple Devices At Work More Than 50% Of The Time

Posted by Heidi Schwartz Kensington has announced findings from a North American survey on productivity and the use of mobile devices in the office/desktop environment. The data shows that more than 60% of professionals surveyed use multiple devices in the office at least half the time, with nearly 60% sending files back and forth between a mobile device and computer at least three times per week. Research by Forrester shows that 74% of... ...Read More...

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Poised For Population Growth

If you’re looking for areas where the U.S. population is rising the most, just look in the South or West. Communities in those two regions dominate recent population growth trends, with a few exceptions. This is according to recent findings from SpareFoot, an Austin, TX based start up operating an online marketplace for consumers to locate and reserve self-storage units. “Over the next 15 years, America is in for tremendous... ...Read More...

FRIDAY FUNNY: Engineering As Infographic

This Friday Funny comes from John Haydon, social media consultant and astute observer. Infographics are extremely popular these days, and Haydon has come up with this one to sum up what he calls "The Ultimate Flowchart For Engineers." Since many facility management professionals have engineering instincts at the very least (many actually have formal engineering training and/or work as licensed engineers), this seemed like an appropriate... ...Read More...