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Vacant property takes on a new look in 2011’s battered commercial real estate (CRE) market. Forget your old notions of vacant property – weedy overgrown lots, hazardous tumbledown buildings, polluted brownfields, even underperforming “grayfields” with a few remaining tenants fending off the vandals. Instead, picture high-quality structures equipped with state-of-the-art fire control systems and supervised daily by security patrols – even brand-new buildings built on spec whose developers find it difficult to attract buyers.

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