Author: Sandy Apgar

Sandy Apgar advises senior executives and board members on real estate strategy and management. An award-winning consultant, author, and public official, he is a long-serving ULI member and ULI Foundation governor, and has been the chair of three ULI product councils.

Articles by Sandy Apgar

  • Designing for Collaboration: BCG’s “Collision Coefficient”
    Published on December 04, 2017 in Planning & Design
    Four takeaways on the use of data science to measure professionals’ interactions in new office designs based on the new Boston Consulting Group workplace at New York City’s 10 Hudson Yards.
  • Data+Design: Inside Boston Consulting Group’s Move to Hudson Yards
    Published on July 17, 2017 in Planning & Design
    In today’s 24/7 world, people should ask, “Why does an organization need a workplace?” Anyone can work anytime, anywhere—and millions do. Yet for most, the workplace remains the soul of an organization: neither mission nor strategy more definitively announces its priorities and core values. These and other questions were taken head-on in January 2017, when the Boston Consulting Group, a global strategy and management consulting firm, relocated its New York City office—BCG’s largest—to 10 Hudson Yards.
  • Patient Capital for New Communities
    Published on June 22, 2015 in Development
    Planned communities require long-term financial commitments and sophisticated oversight from capital sources.
  • Cuba in a Time of Transition: A ULI Foundation Governor’s Perspective
    Published on April 29, 2015 in Inside ULI
    ULI Foundation Governor Sandy Apgar writes about his experience traveling to Havana, Cuba, with fellow Governors where they observed a nation on the brink of change and a people full of entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Capturing the “Internet of Things” for Real Estate Development
    Published on March 31, 2014 in Development
    At last year's Consumer Electronics Show, a unique fusion occurred: real estate, which ultimately is about presence, met phones and other devices that link people and places.
  • Tips from the PPP Playbook
    Published on December 10, 2012 in Development
    How developers and government agencies make public/private partnerships succeed.
  • A “P3” Manifesto
    Published on July 19, 2012 in Development
    It takes vision and true collaboration to derive the full potential of public/private partnerships.
  • Opinion: Restructuring Your Real Estate Information
    Published on March 20, 2012 in Market Trends
    Do you have all the information you need to run your business? Many organizations have spent heavily on information technology and incurred substantial risks—yet they still do not have the information they need. Ask yourself these five questions.
  • Recasting Your Real Estate Strategy
    Published on December 13, 2011 in Development
    Strategy is your organization's guide to long-term success. If the recession and uncertainty have clouded your current strategy, consider recasting it both for short-term survival and for long-term sustainment.
  • Revitalizing Your Real Estate Organization
    Published on October 11, 2011 in Development
    The real estate industry, especially in America, has been built through entrepreneurship. But the current recession, with its inevitable downsizing and mergers, sapped the drive that propels entrepreneurs to succeed. In the first of three articles on topics of central importance to leaders of real estate enterprises large and small, read about five initiatives that can recharge and refocus your team.
  • Real Estate Firms of the Future—Today
    Published on May 03, 2011 in Market Trends
    Despite the fragility of the economic recovery and the serious challenges that loom ahead, this is a rare moment to be either at the top or at the bottom of the real estate industry stack. It is those in the middle who are being squeezed. Read about the five elements that will define the real estate firm of the future.