Tags: Redevelopment

What the office sector needs to learn from hotels, retail and — wait, what airports and the car industry?

What the office sector needs to learn from hotels, retail and — wait, what airports and the car industry?

To be at the forefront of the office real estate sector, don’t spend too much time thinking about offices. At Bisnow’s London State of Office event on 12 September, more than 250 delegates heard from a variety of experts who advised that to remain relevant, office owners and developers need to look to a variety… READ MORE

Trend alert: The beautiful impact of biophilic design

Trend alert: The beautiful impact of biophilic design

As we move towards a future of driverless cars, shrinking parking lots, and smart, connected buildings, there’s another quiet trend taking root: biophilic city planning and building design. Biophilic design is bringing nature back into urban areas, balancing all that concrete and steel with more living plants, water, sunlight, and natural materials. It’s a way… READ MORE

Future of Retail Is Brick-and-Mortar Stores and E-Commerce Working Better Together

Future of Retail Is Brick-and-Mortar Stores and E-Commerce Working Better Together

The retail industry needs to stop taking sides in the competition between online and brick-and-mortar stores. Thi is according to shopping center developer Nate Forbes during a panel discussion on global retail at the 2018 ULI Spring Meeting in Detroit. The focus for mall owners and retailers should be on extending their brand “beyond the… READ MORE

How the Experience Economy is Affecting Commercial Real Estate

How the Experience Economy is Affecting Commercial Real Estate

Developers should think beyond brick-and-mortar and aesthetics of the property, to reach their audience, investors, or guests at an experiential level. The commercial real estate market is extremely competitive and enticing major brands to select one development over another requires more than just “location, location, location.” With everything getting “smarter,” from devices to cities, the expectation… READ MORE

Faith Organizations Partner with Private Developers to Build Affordable Housing

Faith Organizations Partner with Private Developers to Build Affordable Housing

Increasingly, faith-based institutions are partnering with private developers to develop vacant or underutilized parcels—more specifically, to help bridge the affordable housing divide. Since the 1970s, St. John’s Global Ministries of the Kingdom, a 93-year-old Baptist church in Queens, has sought to build a new church and develop an unused lot. Now, with the help of the… READ MORE

Marijuana Dispensaries Are Getting Face-Lifts To Blaze Past The Competition

Marijuana Dispensaries Are Getting Face-Lifts To Blaze Past The Competition

Cannabis companies are taking greater pains to design stores that will set them apart from the competition — especially in states where recreational marijuana use is now legal. While medical marijuana is now legal across 29 states, recreational use is legal in Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, Washington and the District of… READ MORE

The $500 million plan to fix Millennium Tower

The $500 million plan to fix Millennium Tower

Engineers would bolt half of troubled building to bedrock The 58-story Millennium Tower cost an estimated $350 million to build in 2008, but the cost to fix the sinking and tilting skyscraper may climb even higher, reaching even to $500 million. San Francisco Chronicle’s Mattier and Ross—who first broke the story of the Millennium Tower’s meandering foundations in… READ MORE

Five Surprising Ways Driverless Cars Will Affect Real Estate

Five Surprising Ways Driverless Cars Will Affect Real Estate

For most of the last century, the automotive industry has focused on developing more powerful, comfortable and fuel-efficient vehicles for drivers. But over the past decade, automakers have begun asking a much more exciting question: What if we didn’t need a driver at all? Whether it is scary or exciting to you, the transportation revolution has… READ MORE

Exclusive: Why developer Mark Hall is ready to score Coliseum project — with or without the A’s

Exclusive: Why developer Mark Hall is ready to score Coliseum project — with or without the A’s

Mark Hall has an idea for redeveloping the site of the Oakland Coliseum. But, perhaps most importantly, he also has a track record. Hall, the president and CEO of Hall Equities Group of Walnut Creek, has outlined a plan to pay $85 million for 44 acres, including Oracle Arena, of the Coliseum complex and turn… READ MORE

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