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    Urban Land Institute

    • newExpect 5G to Slow Its Roll as It Enters Buildings
      Commercial structures could be a formidable barrier to 5G wireless.The post Expect 5G to Slow Its Roll as It Enters Buildings appeared first on Urban Land Magazine.
      - 14 hours ago 18 Nov 19, 4:40pm -
    • newInvolve the Public in Data Collection for Better Results
      Principles for making cities smart—for the people in them. The post Involve the Public in Data Collection for Better Results appeared first on Urban Land Magazine.
      - 14 hours ago 18 Nov 19, 4:29pm -
    • newCapital Markets Roundtable: Where Investors Say the Market Is Headed
      The ULI/Allen Matkins Capital Markets Roundtable, now in its fifth year, brings together investors, developers, lenders, managers, and intermediaries at the ULI Fall Meeting to share insights and perspectives on the current and future outlook for rea…
      - 14 hours ago 18 Nov 19, 3:49pm -
    • Singapore, Tokyo Are Top Investment Markets in the Asia Pacific Region for 2020
      After several years of steady growth, Asia Pacific real estate continues to produce strong returns, but caution is increasingly embedded into investor strategies, according to Emerging Trends in Real Estate ® Asia Pacific 2020, an annual real estate…
      - 3 days ago 15 Nov 19, 9:12pm -
    • Halfway There: After Making Progress in Operational Efficiency, Buildings Must Now Consider Embodied Carbon
      Embodied carbon refers to the emissions associated with manufacturing, transportation, and construction of building materials, as well as building disposal. As buildings become more efficient and emit less carbon during their operational lifetime, em…
      - 3 days ago 15 Nov 19, 8:09pm -
    • How to Implement a Smart Building
      A nervous system capable of collecting data and a brain that is able to make use of it are vital to a system that meets the needs of stakeholders—and society.The post How to Implement a Smart Building appeared first on Urban Land Magazine.
      - 8 days ago 11 Nov 19, 5:36pm -
    • In Brief: Dodge Momentum Index Moved Higher in October
      The Dodge Momentum Index, a monthly measure of the initial report for U.S. nonresidential building projects in planning, rose 6.9 percent month over month in October. The increase was due to a recovery in institutional planning projects, which had st…
      - 10 days ago 8 Nov 19, 8:47pm -
    • Patrick L. Phillips: Sidewalk Lays Out a Path to the Future in Toronto
      In the Waterfront Toronto RFP for Quayside, Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs saw a key opportunity for a demonstration project unbound by the conventions of traditional urban planning or real estate economics. This was something new: a chance to innovate at…
      - 10 days ago 8 Nov 19, 8:07pm -
    • The Smarter City
      In Toronto, Sidewalk Labs has sketched out an ambitious vision for a high-tech urban environment designed with human needs rather than technology in mind. Whether it will come to fruition remains unclear.The post The Smarter City appeared first on…
      - 10 days ago 8 Nov 19, 7:07pm -
    • Paris Seen as Europe’s Top City for 2020 Real Estate Investment and Development
      Despite the political uncertainty across Europe and around the world, European real estate remains a desirable asset for investors globally. That is the bottom line of the new Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Europe 2020 report released by the Urban…
      - 11 days ago 7 Nov 19, 7:43pm -


    • newFinding New Life in Old Real Estate
      While style trends often draw inspiration from the past, they often need some modernization to adapt to today’s lifestyle needs. The same goes for real estate properties that have been around for decades. Commercial properties developed as part of…
      - 15 hours ago 18 Nov 19, 2:54pm -
    • A Decade of Evolution in Office Construction
      The U.S. expanded its office footprint by 682 million square feet from 2008 to 2018. Looking at 20 prominent markets, this growth has been anything but linear, and offers some insights into how businesses are evolving, what’s driving development an…
      - 6 days ago 13 Nov 19, 3:51pm -
    • The Real Estate Demographics of Smaller Buildings
      Tremendous changes in U.S. culture and demographics have taken place that began just before the onset of the Great Recession of 2008. What happened in 2007? The world’s first smartphone, the iPhone, appeared on the market – and nothing has ever b…
      - 8 days ago 11 Nov 19, 1:30pm -
    • What’s Holding Up a Federal Budget?
      Could another federal government shutdown be on the way this month? Nobody seems to want that to happen, but nobody can rule it out, either. The federal fiscal year started October 1. But because Congress failed to pass a fiscal year 2020 budget, the…
      - 13 days ago 6 Nov 19, 3:13pm -
    • New Building Technology for the Asset and Portfolio Manager
      What are the technology solutions and adoption challenges that are making a difference in asset and portfolio management from a capital market perspective? A panel of experts at CRE.Converge 2019 in Los Angeles dove into this subject to provide great…
      - 15 days ago 4 Nov 19, 4:27pm -
    • Satisfying Tenant Wants in Office
      As we get deeper into the real estate cycle, it seems that every product type is competing in an amenity arms race. Value-add investors remain on the hunt for new and innovative improvements to help their products stand out from the crowd. Office and…
      - 20 days ago 30 Oct 19, 3:59pm -
    • Evolving Trends in Warehouse Technology and Design
      The growth of e-commerce has placed new demands on North American supply chains and is contributing to an ongoing evolution in industrial real estate. As Mike McCrary, managing director with JLL, noted in his opening comments at “Inside the Box: In…
      - 22 days ago 28 Oct 19, 2:15pm -
    • Canadian Elections Deliver Minority Government
      Canadians were closely divided as they went to the polls this week and delivered a narrow victory in favor of the status quo and the Liberal Party. That means Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will remain in charge for another term, but as the h…
      - 27 days ago 23 Oct 19, 2:35pm -

    CRE Outsider

    • CoStar/LoopNet – What Are the Alternatives?
      On my post about the CoStar/LoopNet changes, David asked what should an agent or brokerage do? Good question. What you should do depends on a lot of things. Do you need a data provider, a marketing platform or both? Can you afford to pay the subscrip…
      - 30 Nov 17, 2:01pm -
    • If Real Estate is Local, Who Needs a National Database?
      Now that LoopNet no longer offers even a paid plan for users to view nation-wide listings, there’s an opportunity for commercial brokerages to take listing aggregation and search back. Source: CREOutsider
      - 2 Nov 17, 1:01pm -
    • An FAQ for the Xceligent CoStar Battle
      Everyone knows that CoStar is a litigious company. And that all the cases boil down to CoStar claiming data theft and most end with CoStar winning. But the CoStar Xceligent battle is a doozy – and not just because of Xceligent’s counter-suit. The…
      - 26 Oct 17, 9:01pm -
    • CoStar – LoopNet Integration is Here (and What it Means)
      If you read their PR and info sheets on the CoStar/LoopNet database integration – or “enhancements” as they like to call them – you’ll find CoStar didn’t do a great job explaining things. In their zeal to convince you that this is the bes…
      - 18 Oct 17, 4:09pm -
    • Disrupting CRE – It’s A Matter of Trust
      Innovation and disruption are studied a lot these days as everyone tries to identify industries ripe for disruption and figure out  exactly how to disrupt them. One way to do that is to reverse engineer disrupting companies to create a blueprint of…
      - 18 Oct 17, 12:49pm -
    • Is Commercial Real Estate a Great Market?
      I can’t keep up with CRE start-ups anymore.  They start out doing one thing.  Months later it’s something else. Not that there’s anything wrong with changing course when you notice you’re not gaining traction. It’s called responding to th…
      - 18 Oct 17, 12:31pm -

    Blueprint by CBRE

    • How Cities Are Evolving to Meet the Sharp Rise in Shipping Demands
      As online shopping cements its place in the current retail industry, cities have to contend with the rise in urban freight trips, package deliveries and other associated factors. Plus, expedited options like two-day, one-day, overnight and two-hour d…
      - 31 Jan 19, 4:53pm -
    • Does the City of the Future Mean Fewer Cars?
      The U.S. has long been the land of the automobile. We design cities around parking lots, create suburbs “within driving distance” of major metropolises and have highways that span coast to coast. The car is an undeniable part of America’s histo…
      - 28 Jan 19, 3:18pm -
    • How CCTV Cameras Are Changing Cities for the Better
      Who’s afraid of “Big Brother?” Apparently, not the British public. In the UK, the number of surveillance cameras mounted in the country range from 2 million to 5 million. Londoners are practically under surveillance at every turn, making it one…
      - 22 Jan 19, 4:00pm -
    • The Real Cost of Luxury Student Housing in U.S. College Towns
      When Blake-Leigh Kibbit moved off campus her sophomore year of college, she received enough financial aid to continue living close to the Florida State University campus in Tallahassee’s College Town, a popular neighborhood whose steep rent prices…
      - 10 Jan 19, 4:00pm -
    • A New Breed of Master-Planned Communities Place the Focus on Health & Wellbeing
      Experts in the health and wellbeing fields have long known there’s a strong correlation between a person’s lifestyle and how well they age. Much of that knowledge and research, which medical experts still rely on today, came from the famed Framin…
      - 2 Jan 19, 5:45pm -
    • The Road Most Traveled: The Busiest Airports in the World and How to Get There
      It’s the most wonderful time of the year – and the busiest for air travel. With the holiday season right around the corner, people everywhere are planning their winter getaways. Whether it’s to accommodate those jetting off to somewhere tropica…
      - 18 Dec 18, 8:45pm -
    • How Developers Can Help Reduce Loneliness in Cities
      Honking car horns, blaring sirens and crowded sidewalks teeming with pedestrians at every turn, that’s the typical scene in many major cities around the world. However, despite the endless noise of city life, there’s a deafening silence that’s…
      - 14 Dec 18, 8:10pm -
    • Location, Collaboration and Technology Bring Businesses to Master-Planned Lake Nona
      Providing a great real estate opportunity, a great place for people to play, a great place for people to live comfortably, with great access to transportation and airports is all part of what brings companies here. When a major corporation is looking…
      - 13 Dec 18, 4:35pm -
    • City, Suburb or the Best of Both? The Rise of Neo-Urban Communities
      Around the world, cities are growing day by day, surging in population growth and new infrastructure projects. As the UN  estimates, nearly 70 percent of the world’s population will reside in urban areas by 2020. But what about the remaining 30 pe…
      - 11 Dec 18, 2:32pm -
    • Ghost Signs: Fading Vintage Ads Bring Nostalgia to Neighborhoods—and Possibly Value to Properties
      Nostalgic and a bit eerie, ghost signs—fading advertisements from previous decades that still remain—hark back to a time when hand-painted advertisements on building facades were the primary way businesses marketed to motorists, commuters and pas…
      - 10 Dec 18, 9:18pm -