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The Stages in the Life of a Restaurant Property

Volume 45, Number 8 May 7, 2021 By Bradley R. Carter, CRE, MAI, CCIM, CDEI and J. Tyler Leard Photo: Jeff Whyte/Shutterstock.com Introduction A well-constructed restaurant building can stand for 40 years, or perhaps much longer. However, as this article seeks to explore, the economic life of a restaurant building, or the period for which […]

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Build This House: Real Estate Opportunities in The U.S. Under Biden

Volume 45, Number 7 April 23, 2021 By Dr. Alexis Crow Photo: Luca Perra/Shutterstock.com Introduction Whilst real estate stood at the epicenter of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), the asset class has held up with demonstrable resilience throughout the globally synchronized recessions spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic. With red hot residential markets in advanced and […]

  • Dr. Alexis Crow

COVID-19 and the Single-Family Home Market: One City’s Experience

FEATURE Volume 45, Number 6 March 19, 2021 By Daniel T. Winkler, Ph.D., and Bruce L. Gordon, Ph.D. Huntsville, Alabama Photo: Real Window Creative/Shutterstock.com The Residential Real Estate Market and the Pandemic The first American COVID-19 case was reported on January 21, 2020, in Washington state. Although the media reported the growing threat of the […]

  • Daniel Winkler, Ph.D.,
  • Bruce Gordon, Ph.D.,

General Liability Insurance & Crime Scores: Caution Advised for the Multifamily Property Industry

Volume 45, Number 5 March 5, 2021 By Jeffrey G. Robert, MBA, Ph.D. Photo: Prath/Shutterstock.com Many insurance carriers purchase third-party crime scores to further evaluate an insurance portfolio’s exposure to criminal risk.1 However, crime scores represent another hurdle for multifamily owners and operators to overcome in the general liability underwriting process. Through interviews with insurance […]

  • Jeffrey G. Robert, MBA, Ph.D.

The Small Business Reorganization Act: The Answers You Need to Know

Volume 45, Number 4 February 19, 2021 By Lori A. Schwartz Photo: M_Agency/Shutterstock.com The COVID-19 pandemic and the attendant “stay at home” orders that took effect throughout the country starting in March 2020 had and continue to have a significant impact on many businesses and their ability to operate at all, let alone to operate […]

  • Lori A. Schwartz

Revisiting Residential Brokerage Fees in a More Technologically Advanced World

Volume 45, Number 2 January 25, 2021 By Norman G. Miller, Ph.D. Photo: MIND AND I/Shutterstock.com Introduction Anyone following the housing market understands that inventories of existing homes have continued to shrink, time on the market has never been faster, and often reasonably priced homes sell in one day. Add to this a huge reduction […]

  • Norman G. Miller, Ph.D.,

Seattle Housing: A Case Study in Crisis Creation

Volume 45, Number 1 January 8, 2021 By Ethan Blevins Photo: Cascade Creatives/Shutterstock.com Kelly Lyles is a member of a dying breed: the mom-and-pop Seattle landlord. Her kind has become the target of an increasingly radical city council that has slammed the rental housing industry with a barrage of new-fangled policies over the last five […]

  • Ethan Blevins

Managing Climate Change-Related Risks in Global Real Estate

Volume 44, Number 23 December 21, 2020 By Hans J. Vrensen, CRE, Dr. Dennis Schoenmaker, Dr. Sven Bienert, and Julia Wein February 2020: Flooding from Storm Ciara in York, UK. Photo: M Barratt/Shutterstock.com The CRREM project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under grant agreement no. 785058. In […]

Building Blocks of the Future

FEATURE Our Story: How My Company Developed Modular Construction with Recycled Shipping Containers is Advancing Solutions to the Affordable Housing Crisis and Environmental Sustainability Volume 44, Number 22 December 8, 2020 By Paul Galvin Photo: Hindrik Johannes de Groot/Shutterstock.com We constantly see headlines announcing this punishing housing affordability crisis – that the younger generation cannot […]

  • Paul Galvin

The Counselors of Real Estate®, established in 1953, is an international group of high profile professionals including members of prominent real estate, financial, legal and accounting firms as well as leaders of government and academia who provide expert, objective advice on complex real property situations and land-related matters. Membership is selective, extended by invitation only. The organization’s CRE® (Counselor of Real Estate) credential is granted to all members in recognition of superior problem solving ability in various areas of real estate counseling. For more information, contact The Counselors of Real Estate