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Do Value Assurance Programs Reduce Property Values? A Hedonic Analysis

Volume 43, Number 5 July 16, 2019 By Carl Dietz, MAI; Louis Wilde, Ph.D.; and Jack Williamson, Ph.D. Photo: s-t/Shutterstock.com Over the last several decades, the discovery of off-site contamination from various sources such as manufacturing and industrial facilities or disposal sites has become commonplace. The offsite contamination often affects residential properties and results in […]

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Smart Cities: Issues & Opportunities to Consider

Insights & Opinions Volume 43, Number 3 April 23, 2019 By Morris Ellison Photo: LuckyStep/Shutterstock.com Cities have historically delivered services by creating infrastructure networks over, under, and alongside their streets containing water, sewer, utilities, telephone, and cable TV/Internet lines. These traditional urban infrastructure networks allowed cities or private licensees to deliver services such as public […]

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Brexit Explained: Where, How & What

Volume 43, Number 2 March 11, 2019 By Hans Vrensen, CRE, and Peter Cosmetatos Photo: Delpixel/Shutterstock.com The Counselors of Real Estate’s European Chapter hosted a Brexit conference in cooperation with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in London on 28 February 2019. This event was subtitled “Requiem for a Deal?” and was well-timed, given […]

Cybersecurity of Building Technology: Smart Cities and Smart Buildings Require Smart Protection

Volume 43, Number 1 March 5, 2019 By Marie-Noëlle Brisson, CRE; Dan Doggendorf; and Michael Savoie, Ph.D. Photo: Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock.com Continued from Volume 42, Number 2 and Number 10. Introduction Cybersecurity has become a major issue for commercial real estate in many more ways than previously anticipated. Ongoing vigilance – making security a part of the […]

Vibrancy and Property Performance of Major U.S. Employment Centers

Volume 42, Number 13 November 13, 2018 By Emil E. Malizia, Ph.D., FAICP, and Yan Chen Photo: MaLija/Shutterstock.com Since the turn of the century, the spatial pattern of real property development in the United States has changed. Many central cities across the country have attracted impressive amounts of jobs, residents, and investments compared to their […]

  • Emil E. Malizia, Ph.D., FAICP
  • Yan Chen

The Devastating Impact of Storm Surge on Coastal Communities

A Case Study on Florida’s Low Income Housing Tax Credit Projects Volume 42, Number 12 October 18, 2018 By V. Lynn Hammett, Ph.D, CG; Elaine Worzala, Ph.D, CRE, FRICS; and Tom Springer, Ph.D. Photo: johnmoorefour/Shutterstock.com Introduction Last year, several hurricanes caused major damage in Houston, Florida and Puerto Rico. Now in 2018, Hurricane Florence and Hurricane […]

Disney Declares WARA

A Collaborative Approach for a Complex Valuation Engagement and Its Daubert Compliance with Generally Accepted Authorities Volume 42, Number 11 September 18, 2018 By Todd D. Jones, CRE, MAI, FRICS, and Michael J. Mard, CPA/ABV, CPCU Photo: James Kirkikis/Shutterstock.com  Accurate valuations of complex assets require a cooperative multidisciplinary approach. Users of appraisals would be best served if […]

Data Governance: Cybersecurity Oversight and Strategy for Commercial Real Estate

Volume 42, Number 10 August 28, 2018 By Marie-Noëlle Brisson, CRE, and Michael Savoie, Ph.D. Photo: Joyseulay/Shutterstock.com Continued from Volume 42, Number 2. The final piece in this series is Volume 43, Number 1. In our previous article, we explored operational aspects of cybersecurity.  This one focuses on data governance and discusses how it permeates all […]

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