Real Estate

Down through the eons, the architecture profession has justifiably won numberless plaudits for breakthrough designs and head-turning skylines. But many within the industry believe too little emphasis has been placed on business growth. It wasn’t until October 1972 that U.S. architects were permitted to submit competitive bids and advertise. Architects in the UK were hamstrung
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In a recent article we looked at the poverty rates across all 50 U.S. states. Now, using data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2019 and 2014 American Community Survey, Five-Year Estimates, we’ve analyzed all major American cities (those with populations of at least 100,000) in terms of the percentage of their populations living below the
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The pandemic era has been a problem-plagued age for many coworking platforms. Into that industry of late has come new and fine-tuned approaches to the coworking concept. Coworking companies that control their own spaces as opposed to leasing square footage, reach out to very distinctive niches in the entrepreneurial marketplace, and/or establish their coworking properties
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Wellness design and federal legislation rarely intersect, but the just-signed bipartisan infrastructure deal – officially named Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act – has several  components that will benefit Americans’ well-being where they live. While most of the funds will go toward public infrastructure, such as airports, bridges, roads, tunnels and ports, providing residential access to
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Commercial real estate financing structures often include not only mortgage loans but also mezzanine loans. These latter loans are secured by pledges of ownership interests in the mortgage borrower. If the mezzanine loan defaults, the mezzanine lender can foreclose on the ownership interests in the mortgage borrower. Through that foreclosure, the mezzanine lender, or sometimes
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An owner live-work space, a family compound, a mixed-use investment property … the options are abundant at this four-unit contemporary near San Diego’s Balboa Park. Called Modern on Fifth, the owner-build project was constructed in 2017 and designed by Safdie Rabines Architects, which specializes in socially responsible architecture and urban planning. The three-story building has
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Victor F. “Trey” Trahan III, FAIA, the founder and CEO of Trahan Architects, has been selected as this year’s Laureate of The American Prize for Architecture by both The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. Trahan Architects is a global architecture firm with
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If you own property in New York City larger than 25,000 square feet, then you need to meet Local Law 97 benchmarks soon as a result of the Climate Mobilization Act. This law stipulates that owners of larger buildings must reduce emissions 40% by 2030 or face substantial fines. However, the change is being phased
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The hottest NFT on the market may not be an ape or sport’s highlight—but your mortgage.  Indeed, mortgage lender LoanSnap recently announced they had minted the first NFT mortgages in existence, using their Bacon Protocol to wrap seven mortgage liens into tokens collectively worth $1.5 million.  The benefits of such tokens, according to LoanSnap, are
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Topline While investors have shied away from China given the country’s recent regulatory crackdown—and especially the troubles in its real estate sector—global asset manager T. Rowe Price says that the near-term volatility creates an “attractive” investment opportunity going into next year. Key Facts Globally, investors have been finding it much easier to invest in companies
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Interior design legend Kelly Wearstler’s latest collaboration is with JennAir, the trailblazing Benton Harbor, Michigan-based appliance company that invented the first self-ventilated downdraft range. The partnership creates a virtual kitchen concept centered around the brand’s new limited edition range, Smoke and Brass, along with other JennAir products, including its obsidian black Columns.   The virtual kitchen concept marries
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