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The sticky combination of heat and high humidity

The sticky combination of heat and high humidity

Extreme weather alerts in a community communications program is an operational baseline. Extreme weather warnings can help residents understand their risk and protect themselves,...

Office to apartments

download pdf Hybrid work is likely here to stay. This shift isn’t just changing lifestyles—it’s also affecting commercial spaces. Office vacancy rates post-COVID shot up...
L.A. homeless tower building cost rings bells

L.A. homeless tower building cost rings bells

Gym, balconies, restaurant, soundproof music studio, business center, located in downtown Los Angeles, and it’s pet friendly. Sounds like a pretty good hotel, four-stars at...
Empower’s new study found that Americans spend 2.5 hours a day, or 873 hours per year, modern-day window shopping and gazing at dream purchases.

Are you dreamscrolling? Three ways to gain control

Beth Martin may be a designer in Charleston, South Carolina, but, in her head, she is in the south of France, touring a 1700s...
With the rhetoric around “return-to-office” finally behind us, it’s clear that 2024 will be another watershed year in which how we engage with work environments is redefined again. As CEO of a leading proptech company, I connect with C-level executives and workplace experts daily, discussing the forces that will continue to reshape the world of work in 2024.

Seven trends reshaping the workplace

Where and how we work has changed a lot in the past several years. Collectively, we’ve experienced some of the most significant and far-reaching changes...
Rents fall behind inflation

Rents fall behind inflation

Tracking rents is important for understanding the dynamics of the housing market. For example, the sharp increase in rents helped me deduce that there...
Market demand sets stage for few rent hikes

Market demand sets stage for few rent hikes

While asking rents for new leases nationally are running nearly flat over the past 12 months, those figures are heavily influenced by the Sunbelt,...
Economics and the hidden order

Economics and the hidden order

The “real world” is calling. But the real world is a real mess. So how do we clean up the mess? That’s a massive...
There’s no doubt that we are more distracted than ever in our age of screens. Everything from the latest news on social media to our favorite movie to online shopping is only a few clicks away.

Creating habits in an age of distraction

There’s no doubt that we are more distracted than ever in our age of screens. Everything from the latest news on social media to...
Why Johnny can’t build

Why Johnny can’t build

We were once a nation of builders—from the toll roads and canals of the early nineteenth century and the railroads of the second half...
The U.S. Supreme Court justices return to the bench the second week of June to issue opinions in argued cases. The court has somewhere around 28 decisions left to release before it begins its summer recess.

Major U.S. Supreme Court decisions coming down the track MAJOR UPDATE

June 28, 2024 Update: The Supreme Court in an unprecedented victory for multifamily and other businesses, has today reversed its 40-year-old decision in Chevron...
The $10 billion fund from Starwood Capital Group has been trying to preserve its available cash and credit by limiting investor redemptions. In the first quarter, the fund was hit with $1.3 billion in withdrawal requests but satisfied less than $500 million of them, according to regulatory filings.

The incredible disappearing Starwood CRE investor

The $10 billion fund from Starwood Capital Group has been trying to preserve its available cash and credit by limiting investor redemptions. In the...
“We all get to vote, but the ability to make legislation is no longer in the hands of the people we elect,” Columbia law professor Philip Hamburger said.

Lawyers take big government to the Supreme Court

“We all get to vote, but the ability to make legislation is no longer in the hands of the people we elect,” Columbia law...
Rent control still the wrong solution to housing woes

Rent control still the wrong solution to housing woes

Restricting the price of housing kills incentives to supply places to live. Rent control is having something of a moment: In Los Angeles, tenants are...

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