Category: Political

Poor Door No More

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The staggering value of Manhattan’s residential assets has created a fairly surreal real estate market, an economy of “too much of a good thing.” Consider some of the ways in which Manhattan’s residential scene, particularly its upscale/luxury market, has achieved…

Footing the Bill for Affordable Housing

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As a general rule, real estate development, whether residential or commercial, takes place in response to demand. Sure, we all know that isn’t always the case–in the Philadelphia/South Jersey areas, we’ve seen a few hotels and casinos built with considerable financing and…

The Minimum Wage and Commercial Real Estate

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It’s time to stir up a little controversy! Today I want to take on the subject of the minimum wage, with regard to whether or not it should be raised, and what it would mean for the economy, and real…

Guest Post: Three Guidelines for a Fair, Smooth Eminent Domain Process

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Today we have another guest post from our friends at IRR on Real Estate, this time exploring the often-controversial eminent domain process. Many thanks to this post’s author, Nick Chop, and Integra Realty Resources for the contribution! Three Guidelines for a Fair, Smooth Eminent…

Affordability in New York City

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Development pipelines and market demand aren’t always in agreement with one another. For one reason or another, a developer may choose to push for a project that isn’t the most useful option for a market or submarket’s growth. I talked…

Lessons from the Private Sector

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Retail mega-REIT Simon Property Group (NYSE: SPG) owns or has a stake in 264 million square feet of real estate worldwide. By contrast, the General Services Administration–the government agency responsible for federal property and logistics–manages 354 million rentable square feet.…

Immigration: Should the CRE Industry Join the Debate?

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The business world tends to shy away from controversy, generally speaking. Sure, there are some companies or business people who express controversial views without trepidation (Chik-fil-A, The Donald, Google), but as a general rule, companies try to shy away from…