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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Called by GQ magazine “the Capital of Cool,” downtown Los Angeles is seeing some 22,000 residences under construction or in planning. What lessons does DTLA’s resurgence hold for other U.S. cities?
Mercantile Place is a rental apartment community in downtown Dallas consisting of four separate and diverse buildings with a total of 704 apartments. Two of the apartment buildings were converted from office buildings, one of which was historic; the third is a renovated historic apartment building previously converted from office space; and the fourth is a new 15-story apartment building. Though the buildings are located on three separate blocks, they share amenities and parking, and the four buildings have been positioned and marketed together as one residential community.