Monthly Archives: August 2010

The impact of open space – Philadelphia

Sometimes we forget the impact of open space on the value of our projects.  Sure, we always have to allocate some portion of our sites for open space to meet city requirements, but that doesn’t always mean it’s going to … Continue reading

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Urban Schools Gain Momentum

“Parents who believe they must flee Marion County to find good schools might do as well or better by staying put” – Johathan Plucker, Indiana University Center fro Evaluation and Education Policy. Continue reading

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Southwest Florida’s Mixed-Use; Bayfront Center

This is the third in a three part series on Southwest Florida. Located just east of downtown Naples, Bayfront was the first true mixed-use project of our series. Bayfront offers award winning cuisine, several bars/pubs, and is home to some … Continue reading

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Market Observations

If you are in real estate development today, you have be very careful to not fall into the thinking that characterized the industry for the past decade. When you are thinking about your business today, you have to consider that … Continue reading

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Mixed Use Density Capped by Costs

Mixed use projects in midwest are traditionally limited to wood fram construction because of market rents/pricing vs. construction costs Continue reading

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Southwest Florida’s Mixed-Use; The Strada at Mercato

This is the second of a three part series on Southwest Florida: Until Mercato was developed, North Naples fell behind Naples and South Fort Myers for development of retail shops. Mercato connects these two communities and enables the residents and … Continue reading

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Greyfields: A Mixed Use Dream?

Starting in the mid 1990’s, many enclosed malls began losing tenants because of low sales, causing many to completely shut down.  The main reason for this was that Americans were finding other ways to shop besides driving miles to the … Continue reading

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