Recommended Reading for the Weekend

by CoyDavidson on May 18, 2012

Jim Scannell on CoreNet 2020
Jim Scannell, the newly installed chairman of CoreNet Global, spoke with CPE about some of the research findings for the CoreNet 2020 initiative, including the future of mobile technology and the workplace.

CRE Pricing Recovery Continues Despite Seasonal Volatility
This month’s CoStar Commercial Repeat Sale Indices (CCRSI) provide the market’s first look at commercial real estate pricing through March 2012. The U.S. Composite Index ended the first quarter of 2012 4.3% above the same period in 2011. Despite commercial property prices remaining generally flat in March, prices have recovered to mid-2003 levels, but are still 34.5% lower than the peak levels in 2007… CoStar Group

Future-Proofing the Office (Part 2)
Work and the workplace are changing today, driven by globalization, shifting demographics, technological advances, and economic pressures, just to name a few causes. And no one sees that stopping anytime soon… Workspace Design Magazine

Optimism about US economy bounces back for private companies
Confidence about the US economy’s 12-month outlook rose sharply this past quarter among executives surveyed for PwC US’s Private Company Trendsetter Barometer… pwc

Companies Aim to Start Spending Trillions They’re Hoarding
According to the latest American Express/CFO Research Global Business & Spending Monitor, released today, 45% of the world’s chief financial officers and other executives say they’re likely to switch from hoarding cash to spending their reserves in the course of 2012… WSJ Real Time Economics

Critical Factors: The Data Center Location Decision
Energy and construction costs, telecom infrastructure/reliability, and the risk of natural disasters take on added importance when selecting a location for a new data center facility… Area Development

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