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The Abundance Economy is Coming. Is the #CRE Industry Ready?

Abundance economy

The following is an excerpt from an article written by Diane Danielson, COO of SVN International Corp., as featured in NREI’s 2019 MidYear Outlook. Stephen Covey defines the abundance mentality in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People as: “[T]he paradigm that there is plenty out there and enough to spare for everybody. It results…

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Diane Danielson Talks with Michael Beckerman About Making CRE Cool Again and Diversity In the Workplace

Diane Danielson, Chief Operating Officer of SVN International Corp., recently sat down with Michael Beckerman, CEO of The News Funnel and commercial real estate expert, for what Beckerman calls “one of the most important interviews i have done in the real estate sector.” During their Q&A, they discussed topics about making commercial real estate cool…

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Confidence and Optimism in Today's Commercial Real Estate Industry

According to the most recent published reports by the Conference Board, CEO Confidence spiked a highly significant 15 points as of January and the Consumer Confidence Index sits at 114.8 as of February, making each measure sit at 6 year and 15 year highs respectively. Confidence at these levels, especially when true for both consumer…

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Commercial Real Estate Markets Expanding in 2017

Commercial real estate markets have been generally growing in terms of pricing, rental rates, and occupancies since approximately 2011 and many market participants are beginning to openly wonder where the market is in the “cycle”. Since the topic of market cycles can be somewhat misunderstood, we want to offer some clarification before presenting our assessment.…

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CRE is at a Crossroads by Diane K. Danielson, COO, SVN International Corp.

The commercial real estate industry enters 2017 at a crossroads. Baby boomer retirement will continue and may even accelerate due to economic headwinds, potential slowdowns in infrastructure projects, and the continued influx of new technologies and CRE challenges. As a result, our industry is facing a brain drain at the same time competing industries are…

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Stock Market Volatility and Commercial Real Estate

Stock Market Fluctuations As you have probably noticed, the global financial markets have been going through a period of turmoil. The fundamental issues that underlie the stock market corrections haven’t changed and we shouldn’t be surprised with continued stock market swings.  The text that follows will provide a macroeconomic backdrop for these recent market fluctuations and will serve as…

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