How one real estate firm's innovative storefront draws in clients

  • The Source is a lifestyle center set up by independent real estate company The Group in Fort Collins, Colorado.
  • It provides information to visitors on things to do in the Fort Collins area as well as real estate advice for those thinking of relocating to the area.

Real estate offices are typically not the most attractive places in the world. A row of agents sitting at desks doesn’t act as a great draw to people new in town who wanting to get a taste of the place. But an architecturally designed space with lots of fun things to do — like Google Earth Liquid Galaxy map technology, coffee, information from local experts on interesting things to do in the area? Now, that sounds more like it.