Then You Crash Into Me: The Commercial Real Estate Industry after Legalized Marijuana

herb-2915337The love/hate relationship that seems to be forming between the Commercial Real Estate industry and Marijuana may or may not be on your radar, but it is reality.

Fully legal in nine states, one inhabited territory, three native-American reservations, not to mention Washington D.C., it’s impact has been felt across multiple industries. Some cheer, others protest, but regardless, we in the commercial real estate industry need to be educated on the basic legalities as it has become commonplace for medical use and in some areas, recreationally acceptable as well. The federal law mandates that it be grown and manufactured in the state in which it is sold/consumed.

The demand and, in turn, the value for warehouse and industrial properties has significantly increased in affected regions. Climate controlled warehouses and distressed properties including former storage, data, and manufacturing are all being acquistioned and repurposed. Even the limping retail sector has been affected as in those states where retail sales have been sanctioned, as marijuana retail shops have breathed life into some of those long-time vacancies.

Here’s a run down of the basics for our region:

Pennsylvania: Medical Marijuana approved by Governor Wolf in April of 2016

Maryland: Decriminalized and Medical Use/Manufacturing/Distribution approved

Delaware: Decriminalized and Medical Use/Manufacturing/Distribution approved

New Jersey: Governor Jon Corzine signed Medical Marijuana law in January of 2010

 

There are concerns that this may be another real estate bubble that eventually pops. Even though concerns remain, this industry has sparked new property interest and investment pursuits that we in the industry cannot deny. Both Brokers and Property Owners alike seem to be riding the wave while they can. Time will tell as always.

 

 

 

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2018 – Startups Staying Power

Let’s explore why especially the technology startups have a true advantage in 2018.

  • The overall cost has dropped dramatically – 999900% from 1990 until today to be exact. It’s cheap to build a startup on the internet.
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been implemented over most facets of the the lives of Americans and will continue to grow in uses with time and advances in tech. Any company involved in this has a clear advantage.
  • Transformative Techology

– Real-Time Example: Shotspotter, Inc.Shotspotter Stock(Courtesy of Google Finance 2018)

This technology features sensors that will notify local police of gun violence incidents only seconds are the trigger is pulled. The effectiveness of the technology provides widespread results that have a ripple effect in so many directions.

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A Sample of Tech Startups that hit the ground running:

 

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Wearable Technologies

A Salesforce Researchers survey found that 79 percent of early adopters think wearables will play a critical role their company’s future success. Forecasters say that service industries, retail, healthcare, sales and marketing will be the avenues that wearable tech will be in high demand.

 

Smart Technologies

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From smart homes and offices to smart cars, the future is bright in this arena. We speak to operating systems and tell them what we want. We are connected wherever we go. Property management automation options will play a big role in the future of office and retail especially.

 

Cybersecurity and Counter-Terrorismhacker-1872304_1920

Innovation is in demand to protect personal information, company records, government data and military infrastructure.

The greater the level of AI and wearable/mobile tech, the greater the need for protection and security from hackers. It’s a constant progression, with increasing need for monitoring and infiltrating tools.

 

Disruptive Technology

In one fell swoop, Berkshire Hathaway, Amazon and JPMC threw the healthcare stock market into a tailspin as they announced that they were joining forces to develop a solution to their company healthcare concerns. One press release caused investors to lose billions of dollars. Disruptive technology challenges the sustainability of old systems, causing companies to be acquired or just simply go out of business.

 

Information Technology has become a focused concern for commercial property owners and property managers. Keeping up with “the next” is a daunting task for many small to medium size companies, let alone the property owner who is faced with sustaining the viability of his multi-tenant office building. Commercial developers have become the researchers in order to stay abreast of the ever-changing landscape. Whether we like it or not, the future is now folks, so buckle up buttercups.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome ARK Pain Management to the Beiler-Campbell Business Center

photo 4cropARK Spine Care & Pain Management offers the most comprehensive non-operative pain management care available. Dr. Jha is a triple board certified (Pain management, Neurology, Psychiatry) physician who is dedicated to upholding the highest professional standards and providing the highest quality of healthcare while striving to deliver pain relief for her patients.

Chronic pain is a complex condition with multiple layers of challenges, many which unfortunately are invisible to others except for the person suffering. It often has multiple facets to its presentation ranging from physical and emotional to social factors. Unfortunately, very commonly, chronic pain goes untreated or under-treated in our society.
Given the complexity, the essence of comprehensive pain management at ARK Spine Care & Pain Management includes a multimodal approach, which includes different modalities spanning from physical therapy, medications, psychological treatments if indicated, and injections. Reliance on only one modality may result in minimal or partial improvements. Our ultimate goal is to improve our patient’s level of functioning and pain scores in the most compassionate and safe way.

Providing the most advanced medical approaches and highest quality of pain management, Dr. Jha strives to work with patients to develop a plan of care that best meets the needs of each individual. She evaluates patients with a variety of pain problems and devises a carefully thought out treatment plan according to each unique pain problem. Implementing interventional and non-interventional therapies of pain management to deliver effective comprehensive care, ARK Spine Care & Pain Management provides the highest quality of non-operative pain management available.

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