Resource Review – Making a Living, Making a Life

Making a Living, Making a Life  By Daniel Rose, CRE (©2014, Half Moon Press, 366 pages) Daniel Rose, CRE, has had an extraordinary business career including developing Pentagon City in Washington, D.C., and One Financial Center in Boston. He developed Manhattan Plaza for the Performing Arts in New York City. He is not only an icon […]

Resource Review – Placemaking: Innovations in New Communities

Placemaking: Innovations in New Communities by Mahlon ‘Sandy’ Apgar IV, (ULI, 2014), 35pp, with Appendix Mahlon ‘Sandy’ Apgar IV, CRE, joins a continuing discussion on the effort to create healthier, sustainable living environments that enhance the social and economic well-being of those who reside within them. The literature has been fairly extensive, particularly over the […]

Resource Review – Capital in the 21st Century

by Thomas Piketty (© 2014, Harvard University Press, 696 pages) REVIEWED BY MAHLON APGAR IV, CRE, FRICS By the time readers have read this, Capital in the 21st Century will have become its publisher’s most popular title ever. Author Thomas Piketty already has emerged from relative obscurity in the French Academy to become an international […]

Resource Review: Capital in the 21st Century

Winter 2014, Vol. 39, No. 3 Abstract: By the time readers have read this, says reviewer Mahlon ‘Sandy’ Apgar IV, Capital in the 21st Century will have become its publisher’s most popular title ever. Author Thomas Piketty already has emerged from relative obscurity in the French Academy to become an international celebrity, and his main theme, […]

Real Estate Value Impacts from Fracking: Industry Response and Proper Analytical Techniques

Winter 2014, Vol. 39, No. 3 Abstract: Energy exploration and development across the U.S. utilizing the hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) technology has raised concerns about the potential for groundwater contamination and methane leaks that might adversely impact home prices and values, and affect the ability of homeowners to obtain mortgage financing. This article explores issues surrounding the […]

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