The Best Crexi Insights Posts of 2021

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Crexi Insights’ mission is to provide readers with the most relevant CRE news, trends, and learnings. In 2021, a year where up-to-date information and digital accessibility were more crucial than ever, the Insights team was proud to help  commercial real estate professionals navigate towards better data and decision-making.

We reported on Crexi’s latest marketplace trends, explored up-and-coming markets, interviewed CRE industry leaders, and celebrated diversity and growth across commercial real estate. We owe a huge thanks to you, our dear readers: we’re grateful that you turn to our space for information. 

To celebrate another year in the books, we’ve curated a collection of your favorite Insights posts in 2021. These are the most visited, most engaged with, and most valuable as decided by our readers. 


The Best Cities to Buy Multifamily Property

“Improving economic conditions, the loosening of restrictions, and the wide availability of the COVID vaccine have put multifamily property back on the radar of commercial real estate investors. Overall, the multifamily market has endured remarkably, with investors looking for new investing opportunities in multifamily property.”

We just updated our list for 2022, so be sure to check out which multifamily markets made the cut for next year.

The Pros and Cons of Mixed Use Property

“Around the world, the demand and desirability for mixed-use property seems to be growing by leaps and bounds. While there are definite advantages to investing in mixed use property, there are also some potential drawbacks.”

Take a look at the evolution of mixed use property, why the demand for mixed use space continues to grow, and discuss how to find the best investments.

How to Determine Your Commercial Property Value

“Commercial real estate valuation presents a challenge, especially compared to residential real estate. Not only is it difficult to value, but there are also several methods professionals use to determine commercial property value. An accurate property value can help identify deals that other investors have overlooked and avoid investing in overpriced property. “

Read on to learn the mixture of art and science that it takes to determine the commercial value of your property.

10 Negotiating Tips for First-Time Buyers

“You must never try to make all the money that’s in a deal. Let the other fellow make some money too […] if you have a reputation for always making all the money, you won’t have many deals.”

-– J Paul Getty, credited to his father

Before buying your first property, consider these ten commercial real estate negotiating tips to beat your more seasoned competition.

What to Know About Investing in Self Storage

“Although the percentage of self storage investments may be low compared to the entire commercial real estate sector, the self storage industry is rapidly maturing into a core asset class on par with office, retail, multifamily, and industrial. While self storage properties may fly under the radar screen of many, there are more self storage facilities in the U.S. than all Subway, KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell locations combined.”

Learn why self storage properties are often viewed as the ideal asset class for conservative investors seeking more predictable returns than value-add or opportunistic investments. 

Understanding Tenant Improvement Allowances

“’One-size-fits-all solutions are a thing of the past as office users test new models, modify existing programs, and prioritize flexibility and choice in their space planning considerations.’ Tenant improvement allowances have always been a central negotiating point between landlords and tenants. In the upcoming years, that’s going to be more true than ever before.

This article explores how tenant improvement allowances work and what to expect when negotiating a tenant improvement allowance.



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Shanti Ryle
Shanti Ryle

Content Marketing Manager

Shanti leads Crexi's content marketing strategies with 7+ years of content development experience, creating everything from blog posts to award-winning podcasts. Previously, she worked on content teams at Snapchat, Weedmaps, and HopSkipDrive as well as developed copy, articles, and media for freelance publications.

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