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Trends in Retail Bank Branches

Record Growth in Bank Branches 2000 – 2010

The banking boom prior to the Great Recession resulted in a record number of new retail bank branches opened in Westchester and Fairfield Counties between 2000 and 2010.  Read More  

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GE’s Headquarters Move: What’s the Story Again?

In January, General Electric made a startling announcement: after 42 years, the company would be moving its corporate headquarters from Fairfield, Connecticut to Boston, Massachusetts, resulting in concern as to how their move would affect Fairfield County commercial real estate. Read More  

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Driver-less Cars: Impact on Real Estate

Paving the Way

According to the professor of urban planning at M.I.T., Eran Ben-Joseph, as of 2012 there were an estimated 500 million parking spaces in the U.S.  At 100 cars per acre, this occupies approximately 7,800 square miles of land. This represents A LOT of open space – equivalent in size to the entire state of Massachusetts, or one and half times the size of Connecticut. Read More  

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Elements of Seamless Retail

The advent of online shopping brought customers numerous new advantages: price comparisons, reviews, convenient browsing, home delivery. But research has indicated that shoppers are beginning to have online fatigue (see our last post on Integrating Online and In-store Shopping).  The ever-increasing availability of information and buying alternatives on the internet has offered consumers almost too many options.  Delivery is appealing, but scheduling deliveries can be a problem, and returns by mail are time consuming. Read More