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Development Niche in China – Lifestyle Centers

Brian Tang has a model and product type that I could see being a huge niche market for LifeStyle centers throughout China, and the entry point for many developers and the development business in China. Continue reading

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Changing Definition of a Credit Tenant

 Steve McLinden stated in his 2006 Shopping Centers Today article, “Once landlords get past the roughly 35 percent of national retailers that ratings agencies dub investment grade, the pickings get slimmer and the credit decisions grow more crucial.”  If the picking … Continue reading

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Shanghai World Expo ReUse

In the one half day, and misty rain environment of which I had to enjoy and check out the World Expo in Shanghai, I must admit China is putting on quite a show.  What an incredible spectacle of buildings, park, … Continue reading

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Cities producing net positive energy consumption

More than 800 Italian communities making more energy than they use Continue reading

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Living Wall

Green roofs are passe when you consider what is going on with this Tokyo Japan building “Living Wall” Continue reading

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MidTown Miami

If big box is going to come to the urban core, this project seems to be a good start at designing a dense enough solution. Continue reading

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Mixed Use driven by Density

Logically and subconciously, mixed use is driven by density (simple supply and demand). It is imperative that developers don’t focus on recreation of London or New York mixed use, however, that doesn’t mean that lessons can’t be learned and implemented in a way to accomodate the specific areas density/demographics. Continue reading

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