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Bringing Keycard Technology to Smartphones

This past July, a company called Kisi took the grand prize at a “Hacker Challenge” for real estate–based apps sponsored by RETechNYC, an advisory firm, and ULI New York.

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Related Companies’ MiMA high rise has Dog City on the third floor, offering specially designed indoor and outdoor play spaces, along with dog services ranging from veterinary care to grooming and massaging. (the related companies)Development

Going to the Dogs

With pet-grooming stations, rooftop dog walks–and a premium on the rent–developers are catering more to their pet-loving clientele.

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Though the site plan uses the same basic footprint for each of the three buildings, the orientation of the six houses and their floor plans provide variation to take advantage of exposure to the sun, privacy, and views. Each has an outdoor space at grade that differs in design from the others. (RCH Studios)Development

Fee-Simple Small Lots Yield Urbane Density

A Los Angeles developer and architect use a new small-lot ordinance to build single-family houses at a garden-apartment type of density.

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As Traditional Golf Courses Fade, Hybrids Like Topgolf Tee Up

Hybrid offerings like Topgolf International are combining elements of traditional driving ranges and miniature golf with corporate events, food service and other amenities.

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