Jeff Rinkov

Net neutrality has fast become one of the most talked-aboutpolitical topics—and for good reason. The potential impacts ofending net neutrality are significant, and commercial real estateisn't exempt. Office users—and office owners with branded Internetinfrastructure—may see the most potential impacts if net neutralitygoes away.

“It is a very relevant topic and it has become reallypoliticized. Everyone loves the free Internet, but a lot of brandswant free access to all of the bandwidth,” JeffRinkov, president and CEO of Lee &Associates, tells GlobeSt.com, adding that commercial realestate should pay attention to the discussion. “There is apotential impact. Right now, it is going to be so tough, and peopleare going to have to think hard about the fees that they are goingto have to pay to access the Internet.”

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on GlobeSt.com and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.