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The time is right for low-water fixtures in Idaho (access required)

All is not so good when it comes to water in Idaho. Groundwater reserves, contained in layers of rock known as aquifers, peaked in the 1950s and have been dropping ever since. It looks like some of the other water-related ...

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Brokers: Surge of new office space won’t dampen demand (access required)

People who spend much time socializing in downtown Boise these days have grown accustomed to conversational pauses brought on by the grinding clack of jackhammers and the buzz of electric saws from nearby construction projects. Two projects largely responsible for ...

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Idaho BOMA looks ahead (access required)

You can’t make everyone happy, but this year, the members of BOMA Idaho are going to give it a try. BOMA, the Building and Managers Association, has a long list of issues to watch in the coming year. Among them: ...

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Residential management group emphasizes continuing ed (access required)

Southwestern Idaho’s professional group for residential property managers, NARPM, is readying its members for a changing rental landscape as apartment construction accelerates and newcomers arrive to take jobs in the state. Like so many people in business, NARPM’s president, Cory ...

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Worker preferences drive new office designs (access required)

The popular narrative that companies are moving to dense urban areas with a preference for open, collaborative spaces in a bid to placate and attract younger employees may not be the full story. Examining how millennials, technology and e-commerce are ...

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Short-term rentals are all the rage (access required)

We hear from clients excited to place their homes into the short-term rental market, and we hear from home owner associations ranting about the problems associated with short-term rentals. A myriad of regulations need to be considered before placing a ...

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Short-term offices fill a niche for solo operators (access required)

Short-term and virtual office services are enjoying a run of popularity in these post-recession years, as entrepreneurs leave their home offices behind for more professional surroundings. The global short-term and virtual office provider Regus is opening new offices in the ...

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Commercial property management takes skill and sensitivity (access required)

Commercial property management is not for the faint of heart. A good property manager has to be equipped with a number of skillsets. They are part construction manager, part accountant, part engineer, part psychiatrist, part interior designer, and part landscape ...

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Office space has a new look and feel (access required)

Offices are taking down their walls and opening up the floor to discussion. Meanwhile a decrease in per-person office space ratios means co-workers are sharing tighter quarters than ever. Between the years 2000 and 2010, the average per-person office space ...

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