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  • 08-29-16

    Eds and Meds, Plus Labs and Govs: Partnering to Bring Innovation

    At the heart of the transformation of Albuquerque, New Mexico, is an innovation district named Innovate ABQ, the result of a public/private partnership spearheaded by the city, the University of New Mexico, and the broader business community.

  • 08-29-16

    Audio: The Challenges of Unbuilding a City

    National Public Radio’s podcast Planet Money recently looked at why demolishing a single block of abandoned homes in Baltimore took more than a decade.

  • 08-29-16

    In Print: A Burglar’s Guide to the City

    The premise of Geoff Manaugh’s A Burglar’s Guide to the City is simple; burglars understand cities, and the buildings that constitute them, better than you do. Manaugh has been exploring a dizzying range of theoretical and esoterically vocational perspectives on the city for well over a decade on his invaluable BLDGBLOG.

  • 08-29-16

    Could U.S. Bureau of Prisons Ruling Further Affect Private Prison REITs?

    Prison real estate investment trusts have been volatile during recent weeks in the aftermath of the Bureau of Prisons’ announcement that it would not extend or renew its contracts with private prisons. Declining prison populations also factored into the decision. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

  • 08-29-16

    Beyond the Bay Area: Austin, Dallas among Top Cities Adding Tech Talent

    San Francisco remains the leading U.S. tech market, but the competition for talent is getting tougher as more highly skilled tech workers—especially millennials—are flocking to cities where the cost of living is lower and tech jobs are plentiful, according to CBRE Group’s annual research report Scoring Tech Talent. Austin and Dallas/Forth Worth ranked fifth and sixth respectively in this year’s report.

  • 08-26-16

    From Principles to Practice: ULI Report Explores How to Build Effective Public/Private Partnerships

    The challenges and opportunities associated with creating effective public/private partnerships in the current economic environment are explored in Successful Public/Private Partnerships: From Principles to Practice, a new ULI publication.

  • 08-22-16

    Understanding Scope of the Housing Shortage in the U.S.

    Newly released data and analysis from several sources illustrate a major obstacle to a fully healthy housing market in the United States: the nation is not building nearly enough new residential units.

  • 08-22-16

    In Print: A Good Tax: Legal and Policy Issues for the Property Tax in the United States

    An attorney by training and chair of the Department of Valuation and Taxation at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, author Joan Youngman presents a crisp and balanced review of the complex administrative and political challenges posed by the assessment and collection of the annual property tax.

  • 08-22-16

    Which REITs Could Benefit from Back-to-School Shopping?

    Back-to-school is the second biggest shopping season for U.S. retailers. But shoppers are favoring discounters more, including off-price chains, dollar stores, and lines like Macy’s Backstage and Nordstrom Rack. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

  • 08-16-16

    Driving the Reurbanization of Downtown Los Angeles

    Called by GQ magazine “the Capital of Cool,” downtown Los Angeles is seeing some 22,000 residences now under construction or in planning. What lessons does DTLA’s resurgence hold for other U.S. cities?