Water in the West

Special Issue – Global Real Estate Published: Spring 2017 By Robert E. Dietrich, CRE Driving through my neighborhood in  Southern California, I see a different landscape than when I moved in a little more than a year ago. In my gated community, there once was an almost cult-like grooming of yards with massive green carpets […]

Public Trust: Toward Building a Park and Open Space Legacy

Spring 2017, Special Issue – Global Real Estate By Cassandra J. Francis, CRE Interest in, and use of, the Public Trust Doctrine has reached unprecedented levels recently in response to the growing threat that urban growth poses for parks and open spaces. The Public Trust Doctrine forces governments holding land assets in trust on behalf of […]

It’s a “Small World”…with Big Economic Challenges

Special Issue – Global Real Estate Published: Spring 2017 By K.C. Conway, CRE One need only reflect upon the headlines of late regarding Brexit, Trans-Pacific-Partnership (TPP), Hanjin shipping bankruptcy, and slowing GDP growth to realize that all is not harmonious in the global economy. The common threads that run through these headlines — as well […]

Challenges and Opportunities Facing the Future of our Cities

Special Issue – Global Real Estate Published: Spring 2017 By George T. Vallone, CRE Photo: IM_photo/Shutterstock.com I met my business partner Dan Gans in 1972 when we were both freshman at Gettysburg College. One year after graduating, we decided to start a development business together. After studying the entire New York Metropolitan area for three years […]

In the Age of Global Cities, Submarkets Still Matter

The Impact of Submarket Trends on Property Performance   I. Introduction Location matters for how commercial real estate will perform over time. This statement will seem painfully obvious to industry practitioners, who may argue that (aside from timing and luck) location is the only thing that matters. However, in an age where capital flows across […]

The Synergetic Smart City Framework — From Idea to Reality

Special Issue – Global Real Estate Published: Spring 2017 By Viktor Weber Photo: PowerUp/Shutterstock.com The underlying goal of this article is to highlight issues in current smart city approaches, find common success factors of established projects and to create a framework based on these findings, which should lay ground for future smart city concepts and […]

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How Smart Has Smart Growth Been?

Special Issue – Global Real Estate Published: Spring 2017 By William P.J. McCarthy, CRE Smart Growth refers to urban design and transportation planning agendas which its adherents believe create vibrant, high density urban centers with an ever decreasing dependency on the automobile. Smart Growth is promoted as a panacea for an increasingly wide range of urban […]

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