Articles by lrubenson
- How Demography Helps Explain the Lengthy U.S. Recovery
Published on October 05, 2018 in Market Trends
In a keynote at ULI South Carolina’s Capital Markets Conference, John Burns, author and CEO of John Burns Real Estate Consulting, explained how changing the way we think about age-based cohorts can help us better understand market trends and predict consumer behavior.
- Four Technology Companies Driving Innovation in Real Estate outside Silicon Valley
Published on October 01, 2018 in Market Trends
At a recent ULI South Carolina event, panelists representing three distinct segments of the real estate market looked at the role of technology as a force for innovation. Common threads included identifying an inefficiency or a problem in a certain part of the market, and then using technology to solve it.
- Availability of Talent and Transportation Options Helping Drive Corporate Relocations in the U.S. Southeast
Published on September 24, 2018 in Market Trends
In a panel discussion at ULI South Carolina’s Capital Markets Conference on Kiawah Island, participants heard from several key players in the site selection space—in both the public and private sectors. Panelists said that employers making the decisions about where to establish or relocate their businesses rarely fall in love at first sight, with timing and compromise both playing a role in the ultimate decision.
- Developers Still Exploring Possibilities of Opportunity Zones
Published on September 10, 2018 in Capital Markets
One of the more bipartisan aspects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 passed last December was the creation of the Opportunity Zones Program. ULI South Carolina invited tax and government affairs experts to help demystify the Opportunity Zones Program at an event held in September on Kiawah Island.
- Accelerate and Automate: Greenville’s Investment in Smart City Transportation
Published on March 12, 2018 in Infrastructure
Urban planners and technology experts are hard at work bringing “smart city” technology—autonomous transportation, digital sensors, smart grids, and, yes, artificial intelligence—to a city near you. These were among the takeaways from a panel discussion at the 2018 ULI Carolinas Meeting in Greenville, South Carolina.