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The Black Swan

2020 Special Issue Photo: muratart/Shutterstock.com Black Swan alert! No one saw this coming. Many were not prepared.  These two statements apply equally to the economic and social impacts of the pandemic. We recommend that you read the profound Real Estate Issues article by Hugh F. Kelly, PhD., CRE® published on March 21, 2018 titled “Black […]

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Survey: Real Estate Conditions During the COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis

2020 Special Issue In April 2020, we surveyed Counselors of Real Estate to learn more about how the COVID-19 pandemic crisis was impacting their business. We received 194 responses from members living in many regions across the United States, as well as in Canada, Italy, Germany, Turkey, and Japan. Here’s what they said: What type […]

The World Has Changed: The Smart City in the Post-COVID-19 World

PERSPECTIVE COLUMN Volume 44, Number 6 May 6, 2020 By Morris Ellison Photo: Ivan Marc/Shutterstock.com The world has changed! The news of the hour commands our attention as we react to the COVID-19 crisis. Some changes will certainly outlast the current pandemic. Stay-at-home orders and the current crisis’s economic impact have changed the way we […]

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Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic: How Retail, Office and Industrial May Be Affected by Changes in Human Behavior

PERSPECTIVE COLUMN Volume 44, Number 5 April 28, 2020 By Elam Freeman Photo: Maridav/Shutterstock.com COVID-19 has taken our world by storm, breaking down fixed mindsets and stripping away belief systems related to proven commercial real estate methodologies. The changing paradigm of how we do business post-pandemic will result in ingenuity, resourcefulness, and innovation by owners […]

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Emerging Legal Issues Arising from the Coronavirus Pandemic

PERSPECTIVE COLUMN Volume 44, Number 4 April 1, 2020 By Debra J. Guzov, Esq., CRE Photo: BCFC, Corona Borealis Studio/Shutterstock.com Introduction The medical and economic consequences of the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic are making themselves felt with nearly incomprehensible speed and force. Developments change by the day, if not the hour, making it challenging to act […]

The Case for Real Estate Ethics Education

Ethics: At the Core of Real Estate Education and Practice Volume 44, Number 1 February 5, 2020 By Hugh F. Kelly, Ph.D., CRE; Desmond F. McGowan, CFA, CIPM; and Steven R. Norris, MAI, CRE Photo: patpitchaya/Shutterstock.com This piece is continued in Volume 44, Number 2, “Real Estate Ethics in Practical Applications”. This is the first […]

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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