Multi-Family

Affordability in New York City

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Development pipelines and market demand aren’t always in agreement with one another. For one reason or another, a developer may choose to push for a project that isn’t the most useful option for a market or submarket’s growth. I talked…

300 Square Feet Doesn’t Sound Too Bad…

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In the early 2000s or so, “smaller” became synonymous with innovation. Still, the ongoing technology arms race entails creating the smallest product possible while retaining quality and functionality. It’s a complete 180 from the 90s, in which SUVs, McMansions, and…

The Ocean Spray Method

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The cranberry may be one of the greatest marketing successes of the 20th century. In theory, this chewy, deceptively tasty-looking berry is unmarketable. It’s sour, a little tough, and all around inferior to most other berries. But back in the…

The Transformer

Last week, Bloomberg ran a great story about a doctor-turned-developer named David Lee, whose Jamison Services, Inc. holds over $3 billion in Los Angeles real estate that includes numerous aging office properties. Mr. Lee, who began buying up downtown office…

Meet the Neighbors

When it comes to a new development, community support is ideal, but not always necessary. Plenty of developments, regardless of market, asset class, or size, have gone forward despite public dissent; with a permit, a developer can build regardless of…