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BOMA Every Building Conference Commercial and industrial have much in common with the future of retail T BRIAN BOURQUE he combined thinking from commercial real estate strategists at BOMA's Every Building Conference, held this past June, suggests more development that blends work, home and shopping, as the migration continues toward downtown and large urban centers. Millennials, they suggest, are continuing to drive these development trends, which are intended on reducing time spent moving between home and work and shopping and the more entertaining aspects of life in general. Drilling down in to information provided during a general session discussion featuring Tracy Brower of Herman Miller, Garrick Brown of Cassidy Turley, Rick Cleveland of Cushman & Wakefield, Grant J. Stephens of DFS Construction and Henry Chamberlain, President of BOMA International, commercial facilities managers face similar challenges found in retail: rising energy costs, challenges in maintaining old versus new assets and the never-ending quest to stabilize spending, from year to year. Some trends the commercial operators are watching seem familiar: The average amount of leased space is shrinking as tenants, particularly large firms, are downsizing to reduce costs and create efficiencies. Most industry experts agree the downsizing footprint trend is here to stay I SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 I 57

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Professional Retail Store - September/October 2014

President’s Message
Executive Director’s Column
New PRSM Members
Association 101
Business in Canada
Technology Roundup
Roofing Warranties
Fire Protection for Rolling Doors
Retail Events
Self-Performing Lighting Contractors and the Loch Ness Monster
Boma Every Building Conference
The Need to Reevaluate Network Security
Proper Handling of Hazardous Waste
PRSM Whitepapers
Key System Management
Inside PRSM
Advertisers’ Index

Professional Retail Store - September/October 2014