As March Madness jumps off with a bang, college basketball enthusiasts are betting on their alma maters to take home the trophy in the annual tournament between 68 NCAA college basketball teams. Many professionals in the commercial real estate industry played college ball during their formative years. Bisnow honed in on a few below. Foundry Commercial Vice President of Brokerage Services Jason Holwerda played four years of NCAA basketball while studying at Vanderbilt in Nashville from 2001 to 2005.
Toys R Us CEO David Brandon told staff on a conference call Wednesday that the chain will shutter or sell all U.S. locations in the next several months. The shutdown of its U.S. business could put up to 33,000 people out of work, the Wall Street Journal reports, and would mark one of the largest retail liquidations on record since Sports Authority’s bankruptcy filing in 2016 — which led to the closure of 460 stores and 14,500 layoffs.
As commercial real estate tech startups storm the market at an increasingly rapid pace, investment sales brokers are looking to online marketplaces to help close more deals, faster. While companies like Zillow, CoStar-owned LoopNet, Ten-X and New York City’s StreetEasy can help brokers close more deals, there are perceived downsides to using the platforms. For one, the trading of commercial property is still largely viewed as a hands-on business, sources told Bisnow.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".