Category: Owners & Developers

Reefer Madness Has Private Equity Investors Seeing Green

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Cannabis. Marijuana. Weed. Dope. Whatever you call it, Private Equity investors are looking to make a profit from it. It’s been a hot topic over more recent years and 23 states have laws legalizing marijuana in some form, whether for strictly…

The Mod Squad Visits Yellowstone, via China

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I’m no engineer, but based on some cursory Wikipedia research I did five minutes ago, I suggest there are two design strategies revolutionizing the built environment in the 21st century. One of these is the relatively new, game-changing process known as…

How 432 Park Is Changing 57th Street

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How 432 Park Is Changing 57th Street Since the completion of 432 Park Avenue (57th Street and Park Ave.) the city itself seems to be racing towards the clouds with blueprints in hand.  432 Park has asserted itself into the…

Don’t Panic! Okay, Maybe Panic a Little Bit

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On Tuesday, as I’m sure many of you know, a 4.0 earthquake struck the San Francisco Bay Area. Other than some hairline cracks in plaster walls, and maybe a few agitated house pets, the damage, thankfully, was minimal.  Since it occurred at 6:49…

Entertainment Districts & the 18-Hour City

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When we look at the different urban real estate markets in the U.S., whether we’re talking about a top-tier destination like New York City or San Francisco or smaller, secondary markets, one characteristic we can explore is the community’s relationship to time.…

Philadelphia: New Ideas for an Old City

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Philadelphia is one of America’s oldest cities, and is the second-largest of the nation’s Colonial-era metropolises. Like New York City, like Boston and Baltimore and a few other historic cities in the U.S., Philadelphia has a rich history and a lot…

Sacred Ground

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As U.S. cities resume population growth and development interest increases across asset types, city officials and aspiring developers must address questions of space. After all, it’s all well and good to recognize that a market needs more residential options, or…