Category Archives: Finance

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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Mixed Use Per Unit Price Misnomer

Mixed use development valuation is not easily quantified on per unit basis in residential projects, especially when comparing to non-mixed use comparables Continue reading

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Mixed Use Density – the Absorption Cap

High-density is important to create sustainable neighborhoods and development, but absorption rates in the Midwest require constructible phases that can be absorbed in reasonable time frames to achieve success Continue reading

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Mixed Use Proforma’s – Garbage in/Garbage Out

Mixed use developers often lie to themselves by burdening the use they are least familiar with with the largest land contribution instead of solid market price Continue reading

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