Office/Industrial

Building, Storing, & Shipping Green

industrial smokestack

Many of us associate factories and other industrial facilities with environmental degradation and pollution. We’ve all seen the ubiquitous image of the smoke stack belching sooty clouds into the sky. It’s a pretty common conception of the industrial sector, one…

Panama Canal 2.0

boat

2014 will mark the 100th anniversary of the completion of the Panama Canal, one of the most impressive and difficult infrastructure projects ever completed. Along with the Transcontinental Railroad, the 48-mile Panama Canal is arguably one of the most economically…

The Mensch & Schlemiel of the Week

Mensch  Noun, informal. A decent, upright, mature and responsible person.  Schlemiel  Noun, slang. An awkward, clumsy, or unlucky person whose endeavors tend to fail; a loser. * Mensch of the Week: Boston Properties Last year, Business Insider published a list of the…

Tax Breaks for Headquarters

Be warned. I have a bad pun coming up two paragraphs from now. The automotive sector, which in recent years has been associated with bankruptcies, plant closures, and outsourcing, is once again proving an asset to some local economies. On…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

Week in Review for April 27 – May 3 Infrastructure Investor (requires free registration) reports that public-private investment partnerships are gaining traction in the Mid-Atlantic U.S. Last month, Maryland’s legislature passed the Transportation Infrastructure Investment Act of 2013, with which the…

The Mensch & Schlemiel of the Week

Mensch  Noun, informal. A decent, upright, mature and responsible person.  Schlemiel  Noun, slang. An awkward, clumsy, or unlucky person whose endeavors tend to fail; a loser.  – Mensch of the Week: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania With a few notable exceptions, most U.S. cities have…