The Trend of Moving into the City’s Existing Buildings

May 10, 2017
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By TJ DiFeo, Associate at Bergmeyer

Much has been said about the relocation of companies to urban areas from the suburbs. This isn’t a new phenomenon, though, with GE moving into 388,700 square feet, Reebok into 220,000 square feet and tech companies taking 1.8 million square feet in Boston, news of major companies moving into urban areas continues to dominate the headlines.

Though some companies were “born urban,” getting their start in the city, they … [Read More]

Fast[er] Food

April 28, 2017
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By Brandon Graska

Photo Credit: http://www.amusingplanet.com/2012/09/worlds-first-mcdonald-restaurant.html

When McDonald’s BBQ opened 77 years ago, it was among hundreds of other drive-in (and later drive-thru) restaurants throughout the US that later became the iconic eating style during the time of an American socio-technology revolution: the automobile. The influx of driving in mid-20th century America revolutionized and shaped the way Americans ate meals. There have been exponential amounts of improvements to technology since the quick service restaurant (QSR) … [Read More]

Offline Goes Online, Online Goes Offline, and Sometimes, Offline Just Goes Away

March 31, 2017
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By Kenny Isidoro                                                  

Photo Credit: https://consumerist.com

In the past decade, shopping behavior has changed significantly, with more and more people choosing to shop online for goods and apparel. While online retailers have typically remained online, many see the potential for expansion through brick-and-mortar retail. The past two years have seen an unprecedented convergence of online retailers moving offline – seeking an omnichannel presence and getting closer to where their consumers are. The trend goes the … [Read More]

Workplace Trends for 2017

March 28, 2017
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By Kristyn Hill

There have been a lot of workplace articles in recent years trying to forecast what the workplace of the future will look like. So much so, that it can make your head spin trying to figure out what direction it will lead! Will the office become extinct? Will we all be working remotely 24/7? While no one is completely certain what the far-out future looks like for the office landscape, we do … [Read More]

Now Trending: Retail-Branded Hotels

March 16, 2017
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By Catherine Keywan

As retail evolves, retailers are discovering new ways to expand their brand’s outreach and loyalty. The newest trend in customer service features concierge and room service. Since customers trust a brand by their value and lifestyle, retailers are extending that trust by creating large scale hospitality programs and boutique hotel experiences to promote their lifestyle.

Retail Hotels Coming Soon

West Elm Hotels, Photo Credit: westelmhotels.com/

The most recent retail-branded hotel that caught … [Read More]