Tag Archive for New York City

WeWork and the Coworking Revolution

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Call it a disruptive force or simply an innovative real estate play, but there’s no question that coworking hubs like those popularized by NYC-born WeWork are revolutionizing the real estate sector. While coworking and its typical open-office floor plans are certainly not…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

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Week in Review for January 31-February 6: Outlook for Real Estate Positive Overall: CBRE (video): Speaking from Singapore, CBRE (NYSE: CBG)’s Global Chief Economist Richard Barkham discusses conditions and expectations for international real estate in 2015. Warehouse Owners Enjoy Another…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

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Week in Review for January 3-9, 2015: Return of the King: NYC Takes Back Global Investment Crown from London: The Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE) names New York City its #1 international city for real estate investment based…

From China to London to Spain

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Borders are a funny thing. Some borders come with walls, some borders (like political lines drawn between countries) are a bit more permeable. When it comes to the lines separating the world’s nations, few things flow across international borders with…

Real Estate Demand in Wu-Tang Land

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Today I want to discuss seminal hip-hop super group Wu-Tang Clan, the geniuses behind classic rap opus 36 Chambers and such gritty masterpieces as “Shame on a *****,” “Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nothing to **** With,” and other asterisk-heavy rap tunes. But…

Atlantic Yards: An Exit Strategy

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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…

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…