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A New Lease on Water

Pressure Mounts for Greater Efficiency by Neal Perkey, General Manager, Asset Services, Los Angeles In May, the California Water Resources Control Board passed a measure requiring agencies to implement contingency plans for up to a 20% shortage in water supplies. It is yet to be determined what effect this will have on commercial real estate in California, but the move caught the…
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Our Recipe for the Office Sector

Flexibility, Innovation (and a Bit of Patience) by Andrew Matheny, Dallas Research Manager For many months the national narrative has not been kind to the office sector. Images of empty urban districts and rosy assessments of remote work have made it challenging for…
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ESG: The Foundation for Growth

Steve HardingChief Financial OfficerTranswestern It’s a curious phenomenon that when you put a name to something, it garners more attention. Initiatives rooted in corporate social responsibility have been underway for decades, yet the term ESG and its associated…
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The Built Environment Gets Back to Its Roots

by Josh Richards,Director of Sustainability For years, tenants have clamored for the new/now/next in office design. Collaborative space, relaxation stations, fitness centers, high-end kitchens, lounges and wine bars are just some of the features that drove tenants to…
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Not Afraid to Look Ahead

Brian Banaszynski Regional Partner, Northeast Transwestern Development Company More than three decades ago, the film Field of Dreams taught us something about passion. The catchphrase “if you build it, they will come” is one of the most quoted movie lines of all…
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Getting Comfortable with Opportunity Zones

How This Investment Tool Can Help Support U.S. Economic Recovery Doug Prickett, CRESenior Managing Director Investment & Analytics Map courtesy of Economic Innovation Group: eig.org/opportunityzones Qualified Opportunity zones (OZs) were created by…
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Welcoming 2021 with Optimism

Charles Hazen, President of Transwestern Investment Group; Tom Lawyer, President of Transwestern Real Estate Services; and Carleton Riser, President of Transwestern Development Company Disruption drives innovation. Ideally, disruption ebbs and flows, presenting…