Tag Archive for sustainability

The Mensch & Schlemiel of the Week

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Mensch: Noun. 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: Bill De Blasio, Mayor of New York City Back in 2012,…

Top 10 Most Innovative Cities

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Today we’re looking at the top 10 Most Innovative Markets in the World, as determined by Siemens and C40 in their City Climate Leadership Awards. “Innovative,” of course, is a very broad term, but the ten picks on this list…

How Green Is Your REIT?

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What makes a REIT “green”? What makes any company green, for that matter? As today’s discussion will no doubt reveal, there are a great many factors in a company’s overall sustainability, and the criteria by which a company’s environmental impact…

Commercial Real Estate Videos of the Week

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James Taiclet, Chairman & CEO of American Tower (NYSE: AMT), discusses the technological trends and real estate conditions affecting his telecommunications REIT: – CNBC explores innovative urban design and sustainable development as part of its “Innovation Cities” series:

Independent Lodging Goes Green: an ILC Preview

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As the Independent Lodging Congress (November 13-14 in Philadelphia) fast approaches, I’m trying to preview as many of its events as possible. Last Monday, I previewed one of its exciting breakout panels, focused on independent restaurant concepts and featuring a number of…

Green Building, Now in Beta

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The U.S. Green Building Council is a powerful organization. In just 20 years, the 501(c)3 organization has grown into one of the most significant non-profits in the commercial real estate sector, with its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

Week in Review for June 8 – 14: Reports of rising interest rates and speculation over the Fed’s next move leads to a shaky few days on stock markets throughout the world. Still, Frank Keating of the American Bankers Association…

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…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

Week in Review for May 19 -25: – A complex set of international conditions creates greater dividends for REITs. As DailyFinance reports, fears over Greece‘s possible departure from the euro zone are driving demand for U.S. Treasury securities, which helps…