Author: Jim Heid

Jim Heid, the founder of Urban Green, is an adviser, management strategist, and sustainable development thought leader working out of San Francisco.

Articles by Jim Heid

  • Growing Small: How Smaller, Infill Urban Developments Are Making a Big Difference
    Published on February 12, 2016 in Development
    As the real estate industry continues to evolve in terms of project finance, design, and execution, one idea gaining quiet speed is small development. Projects that are seen as being at the vanguard of “small” bring together today’s best thinking of real estate professionals in how to shape the built environment.
  • Reinventing Real Estate
    Published on April 26, 2011 in Market Trends
    The still looming waterfall of maturing commercial mortgage–backed securities, the slowly thawing capital markets, and the ongoing uncertainty about where the next market will come from have left real estate professionals searching for solid ground. Entering the third year of the broad recession, the industry has retrenched, reorganized, and is struggling to recapitalize. But is the industry retooling?
  • Six Recommendations for Making the Most of the Recession
    Published on April 26, 2011 in Market Trends
    If the real estate industry can use this time to recalibrate its thinking about what is an appropriate level of risk-adjusted return, and how it might better account for all costs imposed by real estate development—from commodity to responsible—it may have a better chance to get the next decade of real estate investment right. Read how the real estate industry can lay the foundation for a more successful outcome when the market returns.