Columbia airport begins marketing property for e-commerce warehouses | Columbia Business

COLUMBIA — With new buildings in short supply, Columbia Metropolitan Airport is seeking to capitalize on demand to land its first industrial park tenant.

Colliers International commercial real estate firm, on behalf of the airport, launched marketing efforts yesterday for 803 Industrial Park. The first building, with 204,120 square feet of space, is being constructed on a speculative basis with no set occupant in mind. 

The Columbia airport announced earlier this year its intention to target e-commerce entities as it develops 500 acres of surrounding property.



How Columbia's airport hopes to develop 500 acres around its runways

Online retail has risen drastically amid the international coronavirus pandemic. With $209.5 million in sales during the third quarter, online purchases made up 14.3 percent of all United States retail purchases. That’s a 36.7 percent increase over the same period in 2019, according to the Census Bureau.

Columbia Metropolitan is already home to a major UPS hub and FedEx shipping operations, as

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Chinese e-commerce giants come to rescue of ailing property sector, step up sales of discounted homes on Singles’ Day



a group of people walking in front of a crowd: An event launches Tmall’s ‘Singles’ Day’ event in Wuhan, in China’s Hubei province, on November 1. TmallHome will release most coupons and discounted homes on Wednesday. Photo: Getty Images


An event launches Tmall’s ‘Singles’ Day’ event in Wuhan, in China’s Hubei province, on November 1. TmallHome will release most coupons and discounted homes on Wednesday. Photo: Getty Images

Some of China’s biggest e-commerce platforms are teaming up with property developers to sell homes at discounts during this year’s Singles’ Day shopping festival.

The event, held on November 11 every year, was started by e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding in 2009 and has since surpassed other shopping events such as “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday”.

Tmall, Alibaba’s e-commerce platform, said 800,000 homes in 3,000 residential projects – or 40 per cent of major new developments currently on the market – will be available for sale. Each unit will be offered at a discount of up to 1 million yuan (US$151,101).

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India’s e-commerce battle: Flipkart and Amazon compete for record festive sales

But this year is particularly important as the world reels from economic fallout caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Millions of Indian shoppers are still wary of venturing into physical stores, and Meena expects online sales to grow more than 34% to $6.5 billion this year.

“This is the time when consumers are actually in spending mode,” he said, adding that the roughly one-month sales period is expected to account for 18% of India’s total online shopping for 2020. “That’s why every company wants to win the battle during the festive period.”

Flipkart’s competitive edge during the festive season

Flipkart was India’s single-largest online retailer in 2018 with 31.9% market share, according to the most recent report from Forrester. Walmart bought the homegrown company for $16 billion in 2018.

Flipkart’s seasonal shopping event, Big Billion Days, kicked off on Friday.

The company has built its strategy around selling affordable goods to

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Real Estate & E-Commerce Split Corp. Announces Exchange Ratios

CALGARY, Alberta, Nov. 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Middlefield Group, on behalf of Real Estate & E-Commerce Split Corp. (the “Company”), is pleased to announce the exchange ratios for the exchange offer by the Company (the “Exchange Option”) being made under the final prospectus of the Company dated October 28, 2020.

The Company will invest in a diversified, actively managed portfolio of dividend-paying securities of issuers operating in the real estate or related sectors, including real estate investment trusts, that the advisor believes are well-positioned to benefit from low interest rates, the rapid adoption of e-commerce, the growth of data infrastructure as well as attractive valuations in various areas of the real estate sector.

The Company’s investment objectives for the:

Class A Shares are to provide holders with:

(i) non-cumulative monthly cash distributions; and
(ii) the opportunity for capital appreciation through exposure to the portfolio

Preferred Shares are to:

(i)

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E-commerce sparks a new real estate investment trend

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Shift to ordering online drives new real estate trend, experts say.

A new form of investment in commercial property is being driven by New Zealand’s increasing preference for e-commerce and the safety and convenience of contactless home delivery.

Residential real estate might be the first thought of many when it comes to safe-harbour investments. However, managing them is not everyone’s cup of tea – and commercial real estate can provide a strong alternative investment proposition for investors looking for reliable returns with no hands-on involvement.

The barrier to entry has typically been the multi-million dollar price tag, says Mark Campbell, Chief Investment Officer of Auckland firm Jasper, which bills itself as a smarter, better way to invest in commercial property.

The company was formed almost two years ago to provide an alternative to the standard property syndication model, he says. It has taken the concept online, employing

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Real Estate & E-commerce Split Corp. Files Final Prospectus

Maximum $100 Million – Closing November 19, 2020

CALGARY, Alberta, Oct. 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Middlefield Group, on behalf of Real Estate & E-Commerce Split Corp. (the “Company”), is pleased to announce that it has filed a final prospectus in relation to an initial public offering of class A shares and preferred shares. The maximum amount of the offering is $100 million.

The Company will invest in a diversified, actively managed portfolio of dividend-paying securities of issuers operating in the real estate or related sectors, including real estate investment trusts, that the Advisor (as defined below) believes are well-positioned to benefit from low interest rates, the rapid adoption of e-commerce, the growth of data infrastructure as well as attractive valuations in various areas of the real estate sector.

The Company’s investment objectives for the:

Class A shares are to provide holders with:

  1. non-cumulative monthly cash distributions; and

  2. the opportunity

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Invoca Announces Three New Conversation Intelligence Solutions for Sales, eCommerce, and Customer Experience Teams

The expansion of Invoca’s solution comes at a time when consumer needs, behaviors, and motivations are changing at breakneck speed. McKinsey found 77% of Americans are trying new shopping methods, brands, and channels, with the intention of sticking with them for the long-term.

“A critical part of adapting to changing consumer behavior is knowing consumers at a deeper level, far beyond what can be achieved through analyzing website visits, email open rates, and ad clicks. Conversations represent a moment of truth to uncover motivations, concerns, and preferences,” said Gregg Johnson, Invoca CEO. “Invoca’s Active Conversation Intelligence platform helps businesses tap into the power of conversations across the entire buyer experience to deliver superior experiences that drive revenue.”

Invoca’s platform includes four solutions built for revenue teams at B2C companies:

  • Invoca for eCommerce: Improve digital conversion rates by understanding why and when consumers reach out for buying assistance. This
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