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4 Observations on Emerging Areas & Brands

In our recent whitepaper, Downtowns going Uptown, we used Unacast Now to look at US cities with a population of 250,000 to 350,000 to determine which had the best rates of recovery, combined with positive inflow of both population and income. News flash: not a lot of cities fell into this category.

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The Top Real Estate Analytics Companies Right Now

Real estate analytics leads to improved decision making, customer engagement, and building performance. A large part of real estate analytics includes location data. It all starts with choosing the right tool. This article has a brief list of the top real estate analytics companies and what types of features they bring to the table for commercial real estate, in particular.

Covid Migration Patterns: 4 Observations

On the surface, US Covid-19 migration trends and the associated narrative are clear: people are leaving big cities, billions are being redistributed, brands and investors are struggling to sort it all out . . . These stories repeat themselves in both the data and the media, and they’re true, on a broad scale. But then there’s the funky stuff.

CREs: Are you focusing on the wrong Opportunity Zones?

You are an analyst who recently joined a Real Estate Investment Firm and was tasked to evaluate whether opportunity zones in Miami were a good investment. You need always updated and reliable info -- but what is out there that can help you succeed?

Unacast launches through Esri's ArcGIS Marketplace

Esri’s ArcGIS Marketplace now offers Unacast Migration Patterns dataset.

Media Coverage of Houston Migration Report

We compiled media coverage around Unacast's Houston migration white paper. Read excerpts from Reuters, the Houston Chronicle, and more.

How I Use Location Data as a CRE Investor

Stefan talks about how he and Midwood use location data to explore CRE investment and development opportunities to gain an advantage over the competition.

Understanding Human Migration Using Location Data

The only reliable way to understand human migration and movement trends is through location data. Learn how Unacast is moving the needle forward.

[NEW] Emerging Areas: Human Migration Insights

Emerging Areas provides insights into human migration and mobility, facilitating smarter decision making for real estate agencies and other professionals.

Understanding Emerging Areas

With increased migration across the US, real estate and other professionals need insight into shifting population density. Emerging areas provides that.

Location Data for Commercial Lease Risk Assessment

Risk assessment in commercial leasing can be a challenge. A global health crisis amplifies that challenge, but human location data can help. Learn more.

How CRE Investors Use Human Mobility Data - Part Two

Selecting a location, assessing the local market, and analyzing commercial feasibility.

How CRE Investors Use Mobility Data - Part One

Commercial real estate investors use Unacast’s location data to research investment opportunities for new residential properties in the Northeast US.

Unacast Launches Migration Patterns

How has COVID-19 redefined our residential landscape?

Introducing: International Social Distancing Data

Up to now our coverage has mainly focused on the evolving pandemic situation in the US — but we see the need and demand for understanding movement behaviors within and across other countries. Moreover, as one of the few location data companies with global coverage, we have the opportunity to make a difference beyond our borders. That’s why, due to popular demand, we’ve expanded our Social Distancing scoring data internationally.

Rounding Out the Social Distancing Scoreboard

Measuring social distancing has been challenging. Our Social Distancing Scoreboard now incorporates all the metrics needed to paint an accurate picture.

Unacast Updates Social Distancing Scoreboard

Learn how you can use our updated COVID-19 Social Distancing Scoreboard to solve operational challenges for the retail, real estate, marketing, and other industry verticals.