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Barbra Murray

Barbra is a writer who has been covering the commercial real estate industry for the last 20 years. Her fondness for real estate extends to the residential sector and its many thousands of creative floor plans available for perusal. A native of Los Angeles, she returned to Southern California several years ago after a long stint in Washington, D.C., where she was able to regularly indulge her passion for visiting art galleries and museums.
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AI Assists Real Estate Research, but Humans Make Investment Decisions

The post-pandemic climate has yielded a precarious commercial real estate market.  So,…

Architects Are Using Tech to Make Buildings More Sustainable

Do no harm. That is essentially the premise of sustainable architecture. Design…

China’s Office Sector Woes Adding to Economic Concerns

There's no denying that the U.S. office market continues to struggle, but…

Are Rising Temperatures Causing a Shift in U.S. Migration Patterns?

Global temperatures are on the rise and the scientific consensus attributes a…

Building Certification BREEAM to Launch Carbon-Centric Update

The global bid to reach net zero carbon marches on, and building…

1 in 10 Home Sellers Moving Due to Return-To-Work Mandates

The pandemic forced many major office-using corporations to allow their employees to…

CoStar’s New Star Ratings Aim for Objective Building Classifications

Any number of real estate research reports for 2023 will verify that…

Amazon’s Lord & Taylor Office Transformation Reveals Ups and Downs of Conversions

Amazon.com has revealed the transformation of what was once one of the…

WeWork and Regus: A Tale of Diverging Fortunes in the Flex Workspace World

Beleaguered WeWork may be pondering bankruptcy and licking its wounds as it…

Why Indoor Air Quality Should Be Your Next Office Upgrade

Air quality is not something that is at the forefront of most…

The Impact of Rising Multifamily Insurance Rates on Rent

Insuring commercial real estate is becoming harder, and the multifamily sector is…

WeWork Embarks on a Lease-Renegotiation Tour

Despite the consistent swirl of speculation that WeWork’s executives are strongly considering…