Owners & Developers

Define “Affordable”

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Three years ago, the Occupy Wall Street movement was bracing for the onset of winter in large and small communities throughout the U.S. While the movement became a national (and even international) phenomenon for several months, its point of origin…

Atlantic Yards: An Exit Strategy

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Let’s go to Brooklyn, home of the Llenrock Blog’s #3 Most Ambitious Real Estate Development Project: the under-construction Prospect Heights mixed-use complex known as Atlantic Yards (according to Wikipedia, it was rebranded a couple months ago as Pacific Park).┬áThe commercial…

The State of Construction in 2014

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Cassidy Turley has been publishing some great white papers lately, giving me lots of excellent content to plunder for our blog! Ha ha ha ha ha! But seriously, they publish some really interesting articles on commercial real estate fundamentals and…

New Era for Commercial Development

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The financial downturn affected commercial real estate and related industries in a profound way, but in addition to all the financial hardship, it also ushered in a new era and new real estate cycle. Certain asset classes are less valuable…

Las Vegas: Building Arenas…On Spec

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Let me direct you to an article, published last summer on Entrepreneur.com, entitled “Why the Motto ‘If You Build It, They Will Come’ is BS.“ I don’t intend on discussing this article. Really, its title tells us everything we need…

Underground Options

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If you want a hotel room with a good view, there are usually plenty of options in any major city. When it comes to hotels, height is common–depth is not. That’s why an ongoing hotel development project in China is…

Pros and Con(do)s

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We all know the Recession had a dire effect on the U.S. real estate market–whether we’re talking about residential or commercial–but some assets were more badly hit than others. Single-family, of course, was devastated in many markets, and retail and…