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    January

  • 01-01-10

    The End of the Beginning

    Despite some initial signs of a return to stability, conditions in the U.S. commercial real estate capital markets are as severe as ever—and likely to remain that way.

  • 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

    Pass It On

    As we enter the second decade of the 21st century, it’s clear that the land use industry globalization so prevalent during the past ten years will become even more expansive in the years ahead.

  • 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.

  • 01-01-10

    A Sampling of Real Estate Programs at U.S. Universities

    The Directory of Real Estate Development and Related Education Programs, 11th Edition, published by the Urban Land Institute, describes the main features of real estate education programs at 54 universities, all but nine located in the United States. Another 56 university programs, including those of 11 foreign institutions, are listed but not described. (Not listed are the numerous private institutions—some universities sponsor training programs that do not confer degrees—that provide courses needed for real estate sales and other licenses and certificates.)