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Every now and then there are things that remind us of (or point us to) what we can achieve with an amazing community. At Leeds, the world is at our doorstep. Introducing our new #WhyLeeds video.
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Students want more flexibility, and the University of Colorado @leedsbiz responds with new hybrid EMBA at EMBA Buzz. buff.ly/3Gc3Sqm
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That closes out #COBizOutlook. A big thank-you to our panelists and everyone who attended—in presence and virtually! Take a look at the full forecast here: colorado.edu/business/sites/…
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Darrell Jones answer: He's backing aerospace in Longtree. Tommy Dirks loves the build-to-rent possibilities in Denver. Cyndi Thomas has the best answer: She's buying herself a mountain home—especially since hybrid work means more people will have multiple addresses. #COBizOutlook
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Cool hypothetical question to end the #realestate panel at #COBizOutlook. If you had $1M in discretionary money to invest in real estate in Colorado, what and where would you spend it?
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Other #realestate future takes: Tremendous demand in the multifamily area, a coming flight to quality in office as people return to the office. #COBizOutlook
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Looking at what real estate sectors are trending up. Industrial is here to say, Tommy Dirks says: E-commerce is still in its early stages, and 'we won't go back to the old ways of shopping.' #COBizOutlook
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Continuing: 'Office isn't dead ... I think it's crucial to be in person.' Other panelists expect flight to quality as companies explore hybrid approaches, different uses of space. Some pain coming for Class B, C space. #COBizOutlook
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OK, time for the tough question: We're looking at office market vacancies now. Tommy Dirks: 'It's come back significantly ... but we don't have one spec office project in the country.' Banks aren't even lending on spec office right now. #COBizOutlook
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Key #realestate trend: institutional investors getting savvier/more strategic about niche sectors, like life sciences, self-storage space and senior housing. #COBizOutlook
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Though Todd Guthrie (@WEO_Built) was a late cancel, he shared his thoughts on major challenges. It's getting stuff, he said—not just labor, but construction materials and appliances for homebuilding. There's no space to warehouse extra material. #COBizOutlook
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In #realestate, 'we're not known for our innovation,' Cyndi Thomas says. Traditionally very reactive. COVID has laid bare a number sector-based challenges, from retail to residential. #COBizOutlook
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Darryl Jones adding that escalating prices are introducing challenges, as well. Especially the case with infrastructure projects, like getting specialized parts in high demand and short supply. #COBizOutlook
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Surprise—or not—labor is a major challenge for real estate right now, as well. 'It's hard to find talented people right now, it's stressful and chaotic,' Tommy Dirks says.
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Blockchain is the big driver. Retail is dead. We have too much housing! Those were the talking points of past panel sessions in real estate. Mike Kercheval is updating us on how all of those things turned out to be misses. #COBizOutlook
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We're now looking at #realestate from both a user and finance perspective. Joining us for this panel: Tommy Dirks (Trammel Crow), Darryl Jones (Coventry), Cyndi Thomas (@RCLCO). Moderator: Mike Kercheval (@CU_RealEstate).
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And that wraps our #supplychain panel. A big thank you to our participants for such a great discussion! Next up are our industry breakouts. #COBizOutlook
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Looking at how closely tied these issues are demonstrates how complex the #supplychain crisis is. #Inflation is causing prices to rise higher than workers can afford, so workers go on strike—further exacerbating the labor challenge. #COBizOutlook
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Don't expect a quick solution, panelists warn. Supply chain issues are here to stay at least through the 2022 calendar year. #COBizOutlook
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