News Feeds (RSS) http://naiblackblog.com/?p=311 http://naiblackblog.com/2019/05/5-of-the-most-asked-for-office-amenities/ Property Management 5 of the Most Asked For Office Amenities It comes as no surprise to hear that in today&#8217;s workplace, competition for the top talent is fierce. It&#8217;s simply not enough to offer a great salary and a competitive benefits package &#8211; employees are looking for more. And, as it becomes more and more of a challenge to recruit and then retain these talented [&#8230;] Mon, 06 May 2019 20:10:38 Z http://naiblackblog.com/2019/05/5-of-the-most-asked-for-office-amenities/#respond NAIBlack-Blog <p>It comes as no surprise to hear that in today&#8217;s workplace, competition for the top talent is fierce. It&#8217;s simply not enough to offer a great salary and a competitive benefits package &#8211; employees are looking for more. And, as it becomes more and more of a challenge to recruit and then retain these talented employees, savvy organizations are getting creative in what they have to offer their employees &#8211; and they are turning to wokplace design as a new and unique solution. </p> <p>And while this sounds like a great solution to a problem that you may be facing yourself, before you get started ask yourself this question: do you actually know what your employees want in the workplace? Thankfully, <a href="https://www.leesmanindex.com/">Leesman</a>, an organization that specializes in collecting workplace data, has asked this very question to more than 250,000 respondents and analyzed their answers. </p> <p>Let&#8217;s take a closer look at 5 of the most asked for office amenities. </p> <p><strong>A Functional Desk</strong></p> <p>While this may seem like a no brainer, hear us out. Technology has evolved throughout the years &#8211; so why shouldn&#8217;t your employees&#8217; desks do the same? Sit/stand desks are incredibly popular, and are among the most requested types of desks today. As they continue to grow in popularity, these types of desks are becoming more cost-effective, making it an attainable and realistic goal for organizations looking to update and replace their current traditional desks. </p> <p><strong>A Comfortable Chair</strong></p> <p>It&#8217;s beginning to sound like employees aren&#8217;t asking for much, isn&#8217;t it? While this may sound like a frivolous request, it actually makes a lot of sense, given the amount of time that the average employee spends in chairs. It&#8217;s been proven that ergonomics can help to not only increase comfort and overall health, but also productivity. Think of investing in quality seating as investing directly in your employees. </p> <p style="text-align:left"><strong>Readily Available Refreshment Facilities</strong></p> <p>Whether your employees favor coffee, tea, or infused water, simply having refreshment facilities readily available can go a long way in helping to keep your employees happy. Believe it or not, an astounding 85 percent of employees surveyed asked for this particular amenity. And, with the number of options that are currently available, we&#8217;d say this one is a no brainer. A coffee bar or small cafe can be the perfect addition to any office space, and a great way for your employees to refuel and recharge throughout the day. </p> <p><strong>Small Meeting Spaces</strong></p> <p>With the growing trend in office spaces, it has become harder to find small, quiet spaces to conduct one-on-one meetings or to take important phone calls. With more employees connecting through task orientation, we&#8217;ve seen a rise in the demand for small rooms and concentration space. The function is the key when creating these types of spaces, and its important that you adapt to help keep your employees happy and productve. </p> <p><strong>Natural Light</strong></p> <p>It has been proven that natural light is of utmost importance to the overall health and well-being of everyone. But did you know that natural light can also help you to work more efficiently? The <a href="https://www.worldgbc.org/">World Green Building Council</a> backs this up with a study that proved that employees who work near sunlit windows demonstrated a production rate that was a full 15 percentage points higher. We think it&#8217;s a great sign that today&#8217;s employees are so tuned in to their well-being, and are taking note and requesting this feature in the workplace. </p> http://naiblackblog.com/2019/05/5-of-the-most-asked-for-office-amenities/feed/ 0 311 2019-05-06 20:10 +00:00 2019-05-06 15:10 -05:00 http://naiblackblog.com/?p=304 http://naiblackblog.com/2019/04/nai-black-black-realty-management-launches-new-texas-property-management-division/ Property Management commercial real estate texas NAI Black – Black Realty Management – Launches New Texas Property Management Division Black Realty Management (a NAI Black Company) based in Spokane, WA recently established a new Texas property management division that specializes in multifamily management.&#160; &#160;Their new Texas base of operations is located in downtown Dallas with an anticipated office to be opened in Austin within the next 12 months.&#160; This new Texas division of Black [&#8230;] Mon, 15 Apr 2019 21:50:17 Z http://naiblackblog.com/2019/04/nai-black-black-realty-management-launches-new-texas-property-management-division/#respond NAIBlack-Blog <p>Black Realty Management (a NAI Black Company) based in Spokane, WA recently established a new Texas property management division that specializes in multifamily management.&nbsp; &nbsp;Their new Texas base of operations is located in downtown Dallas with an anticipated office to be opened in Austin within the next 12 months.&nbsp; This new Texas division of Black Realty Management encompasses and services multifamily properties located in; Dallas Metro Area, Henderson, Austin and Amarillo.&nbsp; Along with providing multifamily and property management services, Black Realty Management offers multifamily consulting for new construction development, distressed property transitioning, a la carte multifamily due diligence services and full service commercial property management services.&nbsp; For more information on this new division or services provided please contact: Kim Sample, President, Black Realty Management, Inc., 509-623-1000 or <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="mailto:ksample@naiblack.com" target="_blank">ksample@naiblack.com</a>. </p> http://naiblackblog.com/2019/04/nai-black-black-realty-management-launches-new-texas-property-management-division/feed/ 0 304 2019-04-15 21:50 +00:00 2019-04-15 16:50 -05:00 http://naiblackblog.com/?p=293 http://naiblackblog.com/2019/03/millennials-vs-gen-z-4-things-agents-need-to-know/ Commercial Real Estate Business commercial real estate millennials real estate technology Millennial’s vs. Gen Z: 4 Things Agents Need to Know Millennials are currently the age group most heavily impacting many industries, including commercial real estate, but Generation Z is hot on their tails. Gen Y, more commonly known as Millennials, are currently between the ages of 23 and 38 and were born between 1981 and 1996. Generation Z is the newest named generation, and are [&#8230;] Mon, 04 Mar 2019 22:50:44 Z http://naiblackblog.com/2019/03/millennials-vs-gen-z-4-things-agents-need-to-know/#respond NAIBlack-Blog <p>Millennials are currently the age group most heavily impacting many industries, including commercial real estate, but Generation Z is hot on their tails. Gen Y, more commonly known as Millennials, are currently between the ages of 23 and 38 and were born between 1981 and 1996. Generation Z is the newest named generation, and are between ages 3 and 23 years old. Both generations have grown up with technology in the majority, if not all, of their adult lives. America&#8217;s younger generations have also been put in an interesting economic situation that has often left them riddled with student debt, and less likely to afford luxuries their parents did. However, that has not stopped either the Millennials or work-aged Gen Z from shaping the commercial real estate industry and impacting it to change in new and exciting ways. How? Let&#8217;s take a look below at a few things you, as an agent need to know about how these generations are shaking things up.</p> <p>1. Work Style</p> <p>Millennials and work-aged Gen Zs are more likely to work remotely than any previous generation. According to a study done by Deloitte, 75% of Millennials want remote work styles to become universally accepted. They feel that it offers more flexibility and boosts productivity. This trend will likely continue into Gen Z when they enter the workforce. This creates changes in the office sector of CRE. Flex space and third spaces will become more important, and creating options for telecommuting will create additional profitability. </p> <p> 2. Technology</p> <p>Many Millennials can remember a time when technology was not a regular part of their lives or was very rudimentary &#8211; think dial-up, AIM, T9 texting, Myspace for social media. However, Gen Z has always had advanced technology in their lives. This means that technology will shape the CRE industry moving forward. Connectivity, fast Wi-Fi, smart options, and tech integration will become a necessity in nearly all CRE aspects to make it marketable to both generations. </p> <p> 3. Retail Renovations</p> <p>It is no secret retail is an ever-changing sector. With the explosion of e-commerce, retail markets will have to focus on evolving to suit the needs of Millennials, but more importantly Gen Z. Gen Z is focusing more on experiences rather than actual buying. Shops like Bonobos that showcase an online stock or renovation of traditional retail stores to offer services is where it&#8217;s at. Success will be found in building relationships, brand engagement, and experience-based shopping. </p> <p> 4. Eco-Everything</p> <p>Another trend that is prevalent to Millennials but poised to be of utmost importance to Gen Z is the ability to be eco-friendly, ethically sourced, and carbon minimal. Marci Merriman, an expert on anthropology, culture and brand strategy says that Gen Z will look into granular details like what type of building materials were used, how kindly the workers on the development were treated and more. Additionally, locations for investment or tenants will be chosen based on environmental impacts. This leads to various sectors of CRE including multi-family, office, hotel and industrial. </p> <p>Overall, Millennials have made a major impact in CRE and Gen Z is expected to change the scene even more. The companies, brokers and individuals who evolve and grow, wit these generations, rather than resisting change will be the ones who thrive and continue to profit into the future. </p> http://naiblackblog.com/2019/03/millennials-vs-gen-z-4-things-agents-need-to-know/feed/ 0 293 2019-03-04 22:50 +00:00 2019-03-04 16:50 -06:00 http://naiblackblog.com/?p=286 http://naiblackblog.com/2018/12/new-year-new-goals/ Commercial Real Estate commercial real estate financial goal setting goals new year New Year, New Goals It is that time of year again where people begin making all sorts of new years resolutions. Whether it be to lose weight, to spend less money, to travel more…most everybody has one. For brokers, this can be a wonderful time of year to revisit your business plan and make new goals for yourself and [&#8230;] Thu, 27 Dec 2018 23:16:34 Z http://naiblackblog.com/2018/12/new-year-new-goals/#comments NAIBlack-Blog <p>It is that time of year again where people begin making all sorts of new years resolutions. Whether it be to lose weight, to spend less money, to travel more…most everybody has one. For brokers, this can be a wonderful time of year to revisit your business plan and make new goals for yourself and decide what you would like the new year to bring. We use a common business plan template for our team and would like to share some of what that includes so that it may help your business as well. </p> <p>1. Analyze your Accomplishments This Year</p> <p>What was your annual gross, monthly gross, and weekly gross income throughout the year? Recognizing your accomplishments is a great way to begin making new goals, and feel good about what you’ve done over the past 365 days. </p> <p> 2. Establish Your Goals for Next Year </p> <p>This includes your personal goals as well as your business goals. Both of these go hand-in-hand. Accomplishing business goals can help you accomplish your personal goals, and even vice versa. Note what kinds of clients you would like to be working with next year. What kind of clients would be best suited for your unique service that you provide? </p> <p> 3. Establish Income Goals for Next Year</p> <p>After you’ve looked at your accomplishments from the past year and decided on of new goals, now decide what kind of realistic income goals you would like to achieve.&nbsp; Again, think about your annual gross, monthly gross, and weekly gross incomes. </p> <p> 4. Establish Contact Goals for Next Year </p> <p>How many new contacts will you know by the end of next year? A huge part of succeeding in the industry is all about maintaining old relationships and always continuing to make new ones. Come up with a schedule and a plan for how you are going to accomplish making these new relationships. How many phone calls are you going to make a day? How many people are you going to set up coffee or lunch meetings with in a week? How many community events should you aim to attend per month? </p> <p>We encourage you to use these tips to make a business plan for yourself and see how it helps you throughout the next year. Check in with your business plan every month and see how you are doing and if you are staying on track. Share this with your friends throughout the industry to help them make a successful business plan for themselves so they can step into 2019 with the confidence to achieve their business goals! </p> http://naiblackblog.com/2018/12/new-year-new-goals/feed/ 1 286 2018-12-27 23:16 +00:00 2018-12-27 17:16 -06:00 http://naiblackblog.com/?p=276 http://naiblackblog.com/2018/11/our-journey-to-the-gsi-building/ Spokane Business News Our Journey to the GSI Building After 46 years at the James S. Black building, we moved offices mid-November of this year. As one can imagine after that much time this move was a huge deal for our company. Moving can be a large task for anybody, whether you&#8217;re moving houses, a retail location, or a small or big office. There [&#8230;] Fri, 30 Nov 2018 00:36:15 Z http://naiblackblog.com/2018/11/our-journey-to-the-gsi-building/#respond NAIBlack-Blog <p>After 46 years at the James S. Black building, we moved offices mid-November of this year. As one can imagine after that much time this move was a huge deal for our company. Moving can be a large task for anybody, whether you&#8217;re moving houses, a retail location, or a small or big office. There are many items that need to be taken care of and usually in a timely matter. We have created this checklist to share a little piece of our move story as well as hopefully spark some thoughts on what you may need if you are planning a big move anytime soon.</p> <ol> <li>Find an architect and a contractor that you trust.</li> </ol> <p>If you plan on remodeling like we did, the first thing you need to do is figure out how you would like to configure your new space. Luckily, being in the commercial real estate industry we have formed relationships with multiple companies that we like to use. We chose to use Shane Mercier, with Mercier Architecture &amp; Planning, to help design the layout of our new space, and we used Michael Galles with Construction Associates of Spokane as our contractor. Both did a wonderful job at converting our ideas into a reality.</p> <ol start="2"> <li>Figure out offices for employees (and brokers in our case).</li> </ol> <p>Sometimes this can prove to be a difficult task, especially when you have a lot of employees. Finding a place where everyone will work well is a crucial aspect of any office, and it also brings comfort to your staff when they know that they will have a nice new “home” to work.</p> <ol start="3"> <li>Figure out any new parking.</li> </ol> <p>Many buildings located in the peripherals of cities have parking, but this can be a tougher task when you work in the downtown area. Will you need to find new parking garages for your staff? Are they going to be parking somewhere they feel safe walking the distance to work? How might parking prices change? Luckily, we didn’t move to far so most of our employees didn’t have to worry about new parking. However, we wanted to assure our brokers and our property managers that they would have a wonderful parking space with easy access in and out of our new building.</p> <ol start="4"> <li>Fine tune your move schedule.</li> </ol> <p>Moving a large office takes a village and making sure that everyone is on the same page and the right people are delegated the right tasks is a crucial part of moving. First, we had to make sure that everyone knew when they needed their offices packed up. We hired Contract Design Associates to take down our cubes and put them back up in our new space. We used Spokane Pro Movers to move all of our furniture. Then some of our amazing staff helped to move all of the computers and our IT transferred the network and our phones over. These were no small tasks and thanks to our Executive Team we were able to carry them out smoothly.</p> <p><img data-attachment-id="282" data-permalink="http://naiblackblog.com/2018/11/our-journey-to-the-gsi-building/20181116_112114/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/naiblackblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/20181116_112114-e1543538370491.jpg?fit=2872%2C2429" data-orig-size="2872,2429" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;1.7&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;SM-G955U&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1542367274&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;4.25&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;50&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0.00078125&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}" data-image-title="20181116_112114" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/naiblackblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/20181116_112114-e1543538370491.jpg?fit=300%2C254" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/naiblackblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/20181116_112114-e1543538370491.jpg?fit=1024%2C866" class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-282" src="https://i1.wp.com/naiblackblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/20181116_112114-e1543538370491-1024x866.jpg?resize=1024%2C866" alt="" width="1024" height="866" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/naiblackblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/20181116_112114-e1543538370491.jpg?resize=200%2C169 200w, https://i2.wp.com/naiblackblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/20181116_112114-e1543538370491.jpg?resize=300%2C254 300w, https://i2.wp.com/naiblackblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/20181116_112114-e1543538370491.jpg?resize=400%2C338 400w, https://i2.wp.com/naiblackblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/20181116_112114-e1543538370491.jpg?resize=600%2C507 600w, https://i2.wp.com/naiblackblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/20181116_112114-e1543538370491.jpg?resize=768%2C650 768w, https://i2.wp.com/naiblackblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/20181116_112114-e1543538370491.jpg?resize=800%2C677 800w, https://i2.wp.com/naiblackblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/20181116_112114-e1543538370491.jpg?resize=1024%2C866 1024w, https://i2.wp.com/naiblackblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/20181116_112114-e1543538370491.jpg?resize=1200%2C1015 1200w, https://i2.wp.com/naiblackblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/20181116_112114-e1543538370491.jpg?w=2200 2200w, https://i2.wp.com/naiblackblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/20181116_112114-e1543538370491.jpg?fit=2872%2C2429 2872w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p> <ol start="5"> <li>Time to get organized!</li> </ol> <p>When you get all of your furniture in, it’s time to tie down final details. Hanging pictures, arranging furniture, organizing break rooms and supply cabinets, making sure everyone has all the furniture and file cabinets they need and any lighting they may need to adjust. There are numerous details in moving offices and it is an ongoing process, but the goal is an end result that lasts for many years to come.</p> <p>This was a historical move for our company and it is hard to put into one single blog post all of the details and moving parts that went into this venture. We are so grateful for all of the hard work each and every person that was involved with this project put in. Come visit us at 801 W. Riverside, Suites 300 &amp; 400, and check out our new digs!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://naiblackblog.com/2018/11/our-journey-to-the-gsi-building/feed/ 0 276 2018-11-30 00:36 +00:00 2018-11-29 18:36 -06:00 http://naiblackblog.com/?p=269 http://naiblackblog.com/2018/10/black-realty-management-hired-to-manage-old-city-hall-building/ Property Management Black Realty Management Hired to Manage Old City Hall Building There are many reasons why hiring a property management company can be a huge benefit. A good property management company can save you a lot of time and work. We offer premier property management services here at NAI Black and not only can we save you time, but we can also save you money. When [&#8230;] Mon, 01 Oct 2018 08:37:47 Z http://naiblackblog.com/2018/10/black-realty-management-hired-to-manage-old-city-hall-building/#respond NAIBlack-Blog <p>There are many reasons why hiring a property management company can be a huge benefit. A good property management company can save you a lot of time and work. We offer premier property management services here at NAI Black and not only can we save you time, but we can also save you money.</p> <p>When Old City Hall was recently purchased, Black Realty Management was hired as the property management company of the building. We immediately researched the owner&#8217;s current insurance policy on the building and determined that by placing the policy onto the Black Commercial properties&#8217; package policy, we were able to improve the coverage by lowering the deductible from $5000 to $2500; we improved the owner&#8217;s umbrella liability insurance from $5M to $10M; and, we were able to save the owner $8000 per year on their overall premium. This is just one example of how we were able to save our client money by using our management services.</p> <p>We hope that you consider Black Realty Management when you or someone you know are looking for a property management company.</p> http://naiblackblog.com/2018/10/black-realty-management-hired-to-manage-old-city-hall-building/feed/ 0 269 2018-10-01 08:37 +00:00 2018-10-01 03:37 -05:00 http://naiblackblog.com/?p=255 http://naiblackblog.com/2018/09/food-court-reflections/ Commercial Real Estate commercial real estate food court mall poem property management retail shopping Food Court Reflections A Warrior Rejoices By: Stephen Pohl Circa 2006 The warriors arrived, one by one, glancing up only to get their bearings. In the neon lit canyon, characterized by the sweet smells of its daily fare, hawking counter personnel roar to life, making their case for cuisine &#8220;du jour&#8221;. The warriors carefully navigate the cacophonous carnival [&#8230;] Wed, 19 Sep 2018 21:02:24 Z http://naiblackblog.com/2018/09/food-court-reflections/#respond NAIBlack-Blog <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>A Warrior Rejoices</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;">By: Stephen Pohl</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Circa 2006</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;">The warriors arrived, one by one, glancing up only to get their bearings.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">In the neon lit canyon, characterized by the sweet smells of its daily fare,</p> <p style="text-align: center;">hawking counter personnel roar to life, making their case for cuisine <em>&#8220;du jour&#8221;</em>.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">The warriors carefully navigate the cacophonous carnival of fast food items, verifying the tariff,</p> <p style="text-align: center;">substantiating the freshness, and pondering the portions. Their victorious victual would soon be revealed.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Children crying, orders being shouted, over-modulated conversational tones,</p> <p style="text-align: center;">mindless one-sided cell phone dialogue with the constant rejoinder &#8220;can you hear me now?&#8221; creates</p> <p style="text-align: center;">the <em>battlefield din</em>. A nearby game room contributes to temporary hearing loss attributable to</p> <p style="text-align: center;">exuberant gamesters who revel in their award level attainment while characterizing their</p> <p style="text-align: center;">invincibility based on <em>their</em> joystick of life approach. Businessmen peck at their PDA&#8217;s, readers</p> <p style="text-align: center;">are immersed in a world of page-turning novels, teenage youth showcase the latest in sartorial</p> <p style="text-align: center;">splendor, while marooned tourists struggle to assess their role at this socially diverse altar of fast food.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">If bling could sing, the food court would be a symphony.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;">A mother struggles to placate toddler pleadings for sweets as the social milieu wanders aimlessly,</p> <p style="text-align: center;">drawn to savory specials, exhorted by sampling, and sequestered by a sense of impending gustatory</p> <p style="text-align: center;">satisfaction. The sensations make the decision seem difficult. The daily trek to</p> <p style="text-align: center;">humanity&#8217;s ubiquitous feast at the food court takes a back seat to logic and etiquette.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">A mosaic of mankind are taking their seats in shifts, pausing only to deposit their wages</p> <p style="text-align: center;">in exchange for their sustenance. Uneven flooring and ensuing furniture wobble reminds the</p> <p style="text-align: center;">warrior of unsteady lessons associated with life. The fabric of life operates here.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">The warrior is emboldened by its energy.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Life&#8217;s warrior is armed with all manner of sanitized weaponry, supplementing</p> <p style="text-align: center;">the experience with ritualistic soda straw excoriation, multiple perforated condiment sub</p> <p style="text-align: center;">routines, and diminutive napkin negotiations. It would all be over within a brief interval.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">The mall madness creates a backdrop of unexplained excitement.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;">A retailing destination invigorates the transient warrior. A strategy is conjured over the simple</p> <p style="text-align: center;">exchange of clicking plastic ware, aided and abetted by nearby conversations of shopping</p> <p style="text-align: center;">dreams &#8212; yet unfulfilled. The nagging knowledge of gifts, yet to be bought, and necessities</p> <p style="text-align: center;">placed on sale racks, elevates the warrior to an ambitious level of exploration. Fortified</p> <p style="text-align: center;">by a nourishing meal, the warrior takes comfort in the efficiency of the food court that</p> <p style="text-align: center;">has reserved the remaining lunch hour for retail procurement.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;">The warrior rejoices.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: left;">Stephen Pohl is a managing broker at NAI Black and is our retail guru. During the time this poem was written Stephen was a leasing agent for several malls in the Houston, TX area before moving to Spokane. 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Of course, in such a competitive business, brokerage companies are always looking for the best way to get a leg up on [&#8230;] Fri, 07 Sep 2018 23:35:40 Z http://naiblackblog.com/2018/09/virtual-reality-and-commercial-real-estate/#respond NAIBlack-Blog <p>Technology has been impacting commercial real estate since the beginning of time from websites, to emails, to CRM’s, to drones, and now it seems there is a new technology buzz in the industry. Of course, in such a competitive business, brokerage companies are always looking for the best way to get a leg up on their competition. It’s looking like virtual reality could be that new tool.</p> <p>Now more than ever it seems that visuals are important when marketing a listing.  A lot of brokers have started using drones to capture all aspects of a property. Brokers have also been making virtual tours where you can go online and click through every room of a property. It makes sense that virtual reality would be the next up and coming way to market properties.</p> <p>For those that aren’t familiar with the concept, virtual reality is a newer technology where a person can put on a special headset that encases the eyes and tracks your motions and gives you a 3D visual of any space that you can physically walk through and look around. You can even communicate with other people in the same virtual room.</p> <p>How can virtual reality change commercial real estate? For one, if you have clients from out of town, or even from across the globe, with VR they can tour a property from anywhere. Just slip on the headset and they are in the space, without have to spend any money or time on traveling.</p> <p>Not only can you show clients space from anywhere in the world, you can set up conferences with team members who are all from different areas. Conference calls are great, but why sit on a call when you can put yourself in a room and see and dialogue with your team via virtual reality?</p> <p>Think about having a space that a buyer or tenant wants to completely renovate or a property that hasn’t been built yet. With virtual reality technology you can build out an incomplete space or building and actually walk through it. You can see what a new office space will look like for tenants. Or investors can look at what apartment units will look like after completed.</p> <p>The high costs of virtual reality is preventing many brokerages from taking the leap to use the new technology. Although many people are saying that the effectiveness of using VR in marketing make it worth it. Virtual reality may help people fill space up quicker, so owners don’t have to continue paying for vacancies which can be quite costly. 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With our air quality raising to almost 395 on the Air Quality Index, it’s no secret that the wildfire’s have been outrageous this summer. And with fire’s, there are firefighters working hard to contain and put them out. These firefighters work day in [&#8230;] Tue, 28 Aug 2018 18:06:15 Z http://naiblackblog.com/2018/08/spokane-puts-forth-effort-to-help-firefighters/#respond NAIBlack-Blog <p>The past few weeks in the Pacific Northwest have been hazey ones. With our air quality raising to almost 395 on the Air Quality Index, it’s no secret that the wildfire’s have been outrageous this summer. And with fire’s, there are firefighters working hard to contain and put them out. These firefighters work day in and day out in the brutal heat trying to save our environment. Spokane was able play a role in this effort to help.</p> <p>Eric Johnson, Wildfire Support Coordinator, contacted Stephen Pohl, a NAI Black broker, to see if he could help locate a property for them to prepare lunches for the firefighters. Stephen worked with David Wright, an NAI Black property manager and within a day a site was made available to put together and distribute sack lunches.</p> <p><img data-attachment-id="246" data-permalink="http://naiblackblog.com/2018/08/spokane-puts-forth-effort-to-help-firefighters/firefighter-lunches/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/naiblackblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/firefighter-lunches.jpg?fit=1000%2C750" data-orig-size="1000,750" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;1.8&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;iPhone 7 Plus&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1535125660&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;3.99&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;20&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0.0005&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}" data-image-title="firefighter lunches" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/naiblackblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/firefighter-lunches.jpg?fit=300%2C225" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/naiblackblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/firefighter-lunches.jpg?fit=1000%2C750" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-246" src="https://i1.wp.com/naiblackblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/firefighter-lunches.jpg?resize=1000%2C750" alt="" width="1000" height="750" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/naiblackblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/firefighter-lunches.jpg?resize=200%2C150 200w, https://i1.wp.com/naiblackblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/firefighter-lunches.jpg?resize=300%2C225 300w, https://i1.wp.com/naiblackblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/firefighter-lunches.jpg?resize=400%2C300 400w, https://i1.wp.com/naiblackblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/firefighter-lunches.jpg?resize=600%2C450 600w, https://i1.wp.com/naiblackblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/firefighter-lunches.jpg?resize=768%2C576 768w, https://i1.wp.com/naiblackblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/firefighter-lunches.jpg?resize=800%2C600 800w, https://i1.wp.com/naiblackblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/firefighter-lunches.jpg?fit=1000%2C750 1000w" sizes="(max-width: 1000px) 100vw, 1000px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p> <p>“The community gave amazing support along with NAI Black. This just goes to show that people step up and Spokane really outdid themselves,” said Eric Johnson. Johnson says they made and distributed these lunches from last Tuesday, August 21, until Monday, August 28. 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Amazon recently announced their plan to build a 600,000 square foot fulfillment center southwest of Spokane International Airport on the north side of Geiger Boulevard. This 80-acre site will bring over 1,500 jobs to Spokane (around 3,000 [&#8230;] Tue, 14 Aug 2018 20:22:42 Z http://naiblackblog.com/2018/08/amazon-announces-fulfillment-center-in-west-plains/#respond NAIBlack-Blog <p>The rumors that we&#8217;ve been hearing since the beginning of the year are true&#8230;Amazon is coming to Spokane.</p> <p>Amazon recently announced their plan to build a 600,000 square foot fulfillment center southwest of Spokane International Airport on the north side of Geiger Boulevard. This 80-acre site will bring over 1,500 jobs to Spokane (around 3,000 during the busy holiday season). This fulfillment center could quite possibly be the largest job creation project that Spokane has ever seen.</p> <p>Bringing Amazon to Spokane should have a valuable impact when recruiting other companies to our city. Having a Fortune 20 company in Spokane sends a great message to other large companies considering coming to Spokane. Amazon will bring attention to the  West Plains and could possibly lead to more warehouse developments in the surrounding area.</p> <p>Amazon operates over 100 fulfillment centers around the United States. Adding a fulfillment center to our area could help Spokane customers receive orders in an even more timely manner than before. The fulfillment center is expected to open late 2019.</p> <p>What are some more positive impacts that you think could come from Amazon coming to the Inland Northwest? Share your thoughts with us!</p> <p><em>Information Courtesy of <a href="http://www.spokesman.com/">Spokesman Review</a>. 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