Niche Property Types

What’s In Store for Self-Storage

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I was recently trolling Inside Self Storage‘s message boards, because that’s how I roll, and I came upon a conversation among several operators comparing notes on the effect of student populations on university-area self-storage facilities. Particularly of interest was the…

Thanks For Sharing: The Co-Working Boom Continues

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Here’s how Wikipedia defines co-working: Coworking is a style of work that involves a shared working environment, often an office, and independent activity. Unlike in a typical office environment, those coworking are usually not employed by the same organization.[1] Typically…

Las Vegas: Implosions & Progress

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In real estate, as in so many other industries (except the wine industry), new trumps old. It makes sense, of course: a new building is likely more efficient from an operational standpoint, more sustainable, and trendier in terms of interior…

WeWork and the Coworking Revolution

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Call it a disruptive force or simply an innovative real estate play, but there’s no question that coworking hubs like those popularized by NYC-born WeWork are revolutionizing the real estate sector. While coworking and its typical open-office floor plans are certainly not…

The Senior Housing Race

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Last Year and This Year in Senior Living… Let’s talk about senior housing. This increasingly vital real estate sector–a sort of umbrella for properties operated as independent living, assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing facilities–is naturally a very hot…

Student Housing – Deals and Shakeups

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I think today is a good day to discuss student housing. While the month of August usually provokes a student housing article or two from me–August being back-to-school time–today is also a prime moment to discuss this niche real estate…

How Now, Macau

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Worst. Title. Ever. Even so, I must write a blog post today, and despite the how-now-brown-cow wordplay–which is a terrible way to start any endeavor and pretty much warrants giving up and going back to bed–I will push on. So: Macau.…

Bullish on AC? Really?

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Of course we have to talk about Revel. The long-troubled casino resort super-development, which cost $2.4 billion to develop and recently sold at auction for less than five percent of this value, has been a longstanding source of consternation for…