Amenities: A Hot Commodity

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To attract and retain the best and brightest talent in today’s commercial real estate market, building owners and tenants are focusing more on amenities than ever before

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John Holland is at the forefront of Australia’s infrastructure, building and rail markets. Operating across Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia, we have been transforming city skylines, connecting regional centres and providing vital infrastructure for more than six decades.

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Investing in Commercial Real Estate

Article | March 11, 2020

The term “commercial real estate” is a broad phrase that includes several types of properties spanning across certain residential, office, and industrial developments. Commercial real estate investment generally requires more capital than other types of investment projects and involves more experience and time. It is imperative to understand the facts when deciding to become a commercial investor as other people’s livelihoods are at stake. Any mismanagement could be disastrous. As mentioned, “commercial real estate” is a broad category that many types of properties fall under. It is often defined as “real property” (ie: property “fixed” to the land) that generates a profit for the property holder.

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WHY YOU NEED BIG DATA FOR REAL ESTATE ANALYSIS

Article | March 11, 2020

The use of big data has permeated a wide range of sectors. In fact, professionals from every field rely on it to improve the accuracy and effectiveness of their analysis. As you would expect, big data had the same impact on the real estate industry as well. Over the past decade, big data has come to occupy a central place in real estate analysis and every savvy real estate investor relies on it to provide an accurate overview of the housing market. So what exactly are the benefits of big data for residential real estate? And how to use big data for real estate analysis?

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How Will the Role of Real Estate Agents Change in 20 Years?

Article | March 11, 2020

Real estate is changing. Between iBuyers, new technologies, and the instant gratification economy, the traditional real estate industry of slow-moving mechanics and inefficiencies isn’t going to survive unless something changes, and fast. We’re already seeing companies like Carvana removing the necessity for someone to go to a salesman or car dealership to purchase a vehicle. So, why couldn’t Zillow or another major player do this with real estate? But most importantly, how could these changes affect the job market for the 1.3 million real estate agents in the United States? This isn’t a common belief but it’s certainly an interesting idea. When companies within an industry or even massive empires throughout history are faced with adversity and conflict, one of their first instincts is to centralize and consolidate their power. They need to control their fate and the only way to do that is by taking charge and directing its employees and assets to overcome the competition. As we know, real estate agents operate as 1099 independent contractors. They simply “hang their license” under a brokerage. At the end of the day, it’s their own individual business.

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How the Eco-Friendly Trend is Changing Real Estate

Article | March 11, 2020

As the eco-friendly movement gains traction, many industries are adapting—and adopting green solutions to reduce their carbon footprint. This happens at an individual level, as well, when people choose the more environmentally conscious option despite the higher cost. As renters became more aware of their behavior and the effects of it on the planet, they prompted a movement that changed the rental industry. Developers and investors now push toward green construction and green living; they also use more sustainable materials in their buildings and offer green amenities, such as recycling options and energy-efficient appliances.

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John Holland

John Holland is at the forefront of Australia’s infrastructure, building and rail markets. Operating across Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia, we have been transforming city skylines, connecting regional centres and providing vital infrastructure for more than six decades.

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