Redefining Urban Mobility: Four Ways Shared Autonomous Vehicles Will Reshape Our Cities

Special Issue – Global Real Estate Published: Spring 2017 By Ashley Z. Hand, AIA, LEED AP BD+C Transportation technology is evolving at an exponential rate and, for the first time since the advent of the automobile itself, we have a unique opportunity to completely rethink our cities as they are shaped by transportation networks. With […]

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Raising the IQ of Smart Cities: Chicago’s ‘Array of Things’ Urban Data Device

Special Issue – Global Real Estate Published: Spring 2017 By Charles Noel Schilke Introduction: Smart Cities and the Array of Things How do we firm up the vague definition of “Smart Cities,” and begin gathering the information specifically needed to implement this idea? In particular, how do we integrate multiple Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) […]

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Virtual Technology: The Future Is Now For the Commercial Real Estate Industry

Special Issue – Global Real Estate Published: Spring 2017 By Jeffrey Fisher, Ph.D., Michael K. Lerg, and Demetrios M. Louziotis, Jr., CRE Introduction Virtual technology (“VT”) is the latest overnight sensation to hit the market. And like many overnight sensations, it has been around for quite a while. One of the first commercial uses of […]

No Brainer: Three Easy Steps To Risk-Free OpEx Reductions and Municipal Asset Valuation Increases

These days, city officials, finance officers and municipal asset managers everywhere are struggling to come to grips with two unavoidable realities: ever tightening budgetary constraints and aging government buildings badly in need of renovation and upgrade. It’s a dilemma that municipalities all over the country wrestle with every day. Government buildings are in desperate need […]

Social Media Development = Real Estate Development

Social media has come a long way in the past 10 years. What started as an online social network for a college campus quickly moved mainstream. In the early years, social media could be ignored by real estate developers as a place best suited for vacation photo sharing. That has all changed. Today, social media […]

The Cognitive Computing Revolution

Robots are no longer a fantasy from a science fiction movie. Forms of cognitive computing have become part of every day professional life — and are increasingly visible. “Hubo,” the World Economic Forum’s first robot delegate, debuted in January 2016. Six of IBM’s “Watson” cognitive supercomputers work in the healthcare industry, giving healthcare professionals fast […]

London After Brexit

Special Issue – Global Real Estate Published: Spring 2017 By Richard Barkham, Ph.D., CRE; Dennis Schoenmaker, Ph.D.; and Siena Carver Photo: Matt Gibson/Shutterstock.com Editor’s Note: This article was written prior to the events of March 29, 2017, when Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50. As a former imperial capital, London has had global significance for […]

Housing in Argentina

In 2015, Argentina had a gross domestic product (GDP) of U.S. $586 billion.[1] It is the third largest economy in Latin America and among the largest in Emerging Markets.[2] In accordance with the latest census (2010), it has a population of 40 million. Argentina has abundant natural resources in energy and agriculture. In its territory […]

Growth vs. Sustainability: Can Tokyo Have It All?

A strong economy or a stable lifestyle: Which scenario is preferable? I. INTRODUCTION I grew up in the 1950s and 60s when the Japanese economy was experiencing a strong growth. Everybody in Japan believed that tomorrow would be better than today as long as we worked hard. Dr. Ezra Feivel Vogel published a book titled […]

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