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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…

Gauging Risk in a Changing Climate

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As I’ve pointed out plenty of times here on the Llenrock Blog, real estate investment–whether commercial or residential–requires a big picture perspective. The performance and value of any property is determined by a great number of economic, cultural, political, and…

The Mensch & Schlemiel of the Week

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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: Tony Hsieh, Las Vegas investor A healthy city is a diverse one,…

Florida, Arizona…Colorado?

By tradition, America’s retirees are expected to migrate south. Florida, of course, holds the time-honored stereotype of golf courses, bridge games, and those electric scooters with the baskets on the front. Arizona is another popular destination. I have always assumed…

Thanks, But No Thanks

Thanks in part to Hollywood, developers have a reputation as the “bad guys”–the greedy corporate bulldozers whose plans always run counter to the will of the community and woodland sprites. This certainly isn’t the case in many locales. Here in…

Rethinking Our Morning Commute

I’m interested in the ongoing evolution of America’s cities, as you can no doubt tell if you read the Llenrock Blog on a regular basis. Even though the “urban experiment” is still very much a work in progress, a few…

The Reburbs

On average, an American spends over $8,000 per year to own and operate a car. Well over a quarter of that sum is simply for gas.  This alone demonstrates the need for more efficient transportation solutions in today’s communities, a…

This Is Where the Cool Kids Will Live

Last fall, Philadelphia-based Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE: BDN) raised a few eyebrows when it announced a new joint venture with luxury home builder Toll Brothers (NYSE: TOL). Since it’s known as an owner/operator of office properties in the Mid-Atlantic (and…