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  • 01-01-10

    From Vacant Properties to Green Space

    A land-based approach to solving America’s economic crisis would enable municipalities to acquire vacant properties to develop into parks and green space.

  • 01-01-10

    Energy Upgrade Incentives in Cities

    Sustainable energy financing districts offer commercial building owners and homeowners low-interest loans for energy-efficiency projects—a creative way for owners to finance solar, wind, or geothermal energy upgrades to their properties and for cities or counties Energy to meet their mandated need to reduce greenhouse gases and be energy independent.

  • 01-01-10

    Cargo Containers as Commercial Space

    Reuse of cargo containers as building blocks in a small Seattle hybrid commercial building helps contain costs and speed construction.

  • 01-01-10

    Repositioning Office Markets

    In the current climate of economic distress,a common refrain among anxious observers is that the next shoe to drop will be commercial real estate, whose complex financing over the past decade has yet to be unraveled and, in the end, could send already fragile financial giants into a five-spiral crash.

  • 01-01-10

    Benefiting From Special Districts in Cities

    With U.S. cities increasingly strapped for cash, it comes as no surprise that community benefit districts (CBDs) are gaining in popularity. But will CBDs redefine America’s cities of the future? A growing number of property owners think so.

  • 01-01-10

    A Short History of CBDs/BIDs

    Community benefit districts (CBDs) were first developed in Maryland during the 1980s, but business improvement districts (BIDs) date back to the early 1970s in the Canadian city of Toronto.

  • 01-01-10

    Office Futures

    Five real estate experts discuss issues surrounding the office market downturn, including how it differs from previous ones, the prospects for recovery and indicators to be on the watch for, where the office market is expected to recover first, whether the current downturn will change the way tenants lease properties even after the office market recovers, and what office building owners should focus on to make it through the rest of the recession.

  • 01-01-10

    Sustainable Makeovers for Exisitng Buildings

    Ten renovation and retrofit projects transform existing buildings into showcases for sustainable strategies.

  • 01-01-10

    Europe’s Office Forecast

    Yields are stabilizing in certain european office markets, but investor caution continues, particularly in eastern europe.

  • 01-01-10

    Real Estate Education: Still on Course in a Crisis?

    Prospects for maintaining U.S. real estate education programs appear to be weathering the crisis in real estate finance.