Weekly CRE Blog Roundup

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  1. Netflix and Total Returns: Data Center REITs Benefit from Media Consumption – Millennial’s addiction to social media, Netflix, and Candy Crush seems to be finally paying off for some investors. Data center REITs have been the best performing sector over the last two years, posting a total return of 28.36% in 2015, and 26.41% in 2016. (Source: Trepp)
  1. You Can Thank Millennials for These 3 CRE Trends – The largest generation in the workforce, Millennials impact everything from commercial real estate to media, food and more. If you’re not keeping an eye on this demographic, you’d do well to brush up on your research. (Source: NAI Global)
  1. Newton-Needham’s N2 Innovation District is Bringing the Urban Startup Vibe to the Burbs – The Newton-Needham area is home to many of the Bay State’s leading innovators and entrepreneurs.  Yet, over the past few years, the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber has sought to promote these two Boston suburbs as vibrant places to work, not just to live, by attracting cutting-edge companies to the N2 Innovation District (pronounced N-Squared), which runs along Route 128 and straddles the Newton-Needham border. (Source: VentureFizz)
  1. They say nothing beats a home-cooked meal – Comparing price inflation of food at home and away from home. (Source: St. Louis FED)
  1. The Shrinking Office Footprint – Employment growth has been positive for 27 straight quarters adding 15.6 million jobs (12 percent) after losing 8.6 million jobs in the last recession. (Source: Mortgage Bankers Association)

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