NAREE Special Report: The Commercial Real Estate Rundown
By: Mike Ratliff, Senior Associate Editor, Commercial Property ExecutiveJune 18, 2014
The office and industrial sectors are looking strong in the near term, thanks to an economy that is encouraging diversity via an expanding tenant base. An impressive panel of industry veterans gathered for a conversation at NAREE’s 48th annual conference in Houston last week. The panel, moderated by CPE’s editorial director, Suzann Silverman, touched on where the action is the hottest, and what lagging areas need to catch up.
Left to Right: Suzann Silverman, CPE (Moderator); Trey Odom, Avera Cos.; Chip Clarke, Transwestern; Matt Khourie, CBRE; John Sikaitis, JLL; Cassie Stinson, BoyarMiller. Photo by Mike Ratliff.
Cassie Stinson, panelist, was quoted as:
“In the 1980s and 1990s, that need for space actually necessitated different floor plates for the weight of files. Today, law firms are trying to eliminate paper storage—a non-populated but nonetheless expensive space,” Stinson said.