Owners & Developers

Entertainment Districts & the 18-Hour City

entertainment district

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

penns landing

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

church construction

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…

Go Vertical!

37th street high rise

One of the big news items this week has been the announcement of voracious real estate buyer Blackstone Group‘s deal to acquire the famous and former world-record-holding Willis Tower in Chicago. The Wall Street Journal first reported the sale at a…

Define “Affordable”

astoria development

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

barclay s center brooklyn

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). The commercial…

The State of Construction in 2014

construction worker

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…