Proprietary Intelligence

Retail Remix

When it comes to retail, it’s a pretty crowded marketplace. If brick-and-mortar competition weren’t enough, stores also have to vie for consumer attention—and dollars—from online retailers who don’t have the same worries about leasing costs or location as physical stores. Add to that increasingly shortRead More


A few years after the end of the Great Recession, the investment landscape is still tricky. The stock market continues to be volatile, while bonds post a skimpy 1 – 1.5 percent rate of return. But real estate remains a stellar portfolio asset, and thatRead More


What do you do when you unintentionally create a successful business? Accidental entrepreneur Jim Bell faced that very situation when his side job turned into a thriving company. Most people would jump at the chance to own and operate a profitable venture, but it wasRead More

Distribution On Demand

Today’s consumers have high expectations. They want—and expect—to receive their desired doodad as fast as possible, and industry is responding. Companies like Amazon, Target and Wal-Mart have raised the distribution bar, providing their customers with products faster than ever. But moving a product from manufacturerRead More

Financial $afe Haven

New York. Boston. Chicago. Salt Lake? The United States’ largest cities have long been attractive targets for foreign investors looking to put their money into commercial real estate. Now, as more and more foreign investors flood into the market, they’re looking beyond the big citiesRead More

Dynamic Development

By the year 2050, the state of Utah’s population is going to nearly double. With the country’s youngest population and highest birth rate, the state is poised for a population boom that could radically alter its cities, communities and open spaces. Fortunately, government officials, communityRead More