It wasn’t long ago when big city office skyscrapers and downtown apartment towers offering the proverbial live-work-play lifestyle were the gem in real estate but now they are taking a back seat.

Residents increasingly are opting for secondary and tertiary markets over metropolises with companies and investors following suit. Smaller areas are boasting population growth and big company relocations, and they are taking a bigger bite out of all commercial real estate deals, according to a Marcus & Millichap report.

Lidia Dinkova

Lidia Dinkova covers South Florida real estate for the Daily Business Review. Contact her at [email protected] or 305-347-6665. On Twitter @LidiaDinkova.

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