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Napster, Revisited

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Remember Napster? Beginning in 1999, the file-sharing music website changed the face of the music industry, the world of intellectual property law, and arguably, the internet itself. Wildly popular and easy to use, the seminal peer-to-peer file sharing network made…

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: Jonathan Gray, Global Head of Real Estate Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX)…

The Notorious K.O.Z.

I never took much time to explore Keystone Opportunity Zones–Pennsylvania’s program of tax abatements for those who invest and develop in certain economically depressed neighborhoods. The main reason it’s taken me this long is because I couldn’t think of a…

Special Guest Post from IRR on Real Estate

Today we’re excited to feature our first guest post from our friends at Integra Realty Resources! From their IRR on Real Estate blog, here is IRR Managing Director Jim Andrews to discuss the complex, ever-changing world of real estate valuation. Many…

How to Untangle a Mile of Concrete

A new year means the results of last year’s real estate competitions are beginning to trickle in. Of course, the finals for MIT’s annual case competition aren’t until April, and the Philadelphia Real Estate Council’s Student White Paper Competition just wrapped up…