Articles About Development

Author:
Richard M. Gatto
Posted:
05.31.2018

Multiple Generations and The Future of Office Space

What does the changing of the guard within America’s workforce mean for the office market? Firstly, the retirement of the largest generation in history – the Baby Boomers at 80 million – has caused some to resign themselves to the fact that we will be needing less office space. But the reality is more complicated because people are working into their retirement years: the raw numbers say that, as of 2016, nearly 9 million people aged 65 or older were still on the job.

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
11.30.2011

Companies Are Stocking Up on Durable Goods

American companies ordered more heavy machinery, computers and other long-lasting manufactured goods in September, an encouraging sign for the shaky economy.  The increase in demand for these durable goods suggests businesses are staying with investment plans, despite slow growth and a lack of consumer confidence. Durable goods are products expected to last a minimum of […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
11.02.2011

Companies Are Stocking Up on Durable Goods

American companies ordered more heavy machinery, computers and other long-lasting manufactured goods in September, an encouraging sign for the shaky economy.  The increase in demand for these durable goods suggests businesses are staying with investment plans, despite slow growth and a lack of consumer confidence. Durable goods are products expected to last a minimum of […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
09.12.2011

New World Trade Center Is Rising From the Ashes

In the nearly 10 years since the 9/11 tragedy, the site that once seemed impossible to redevelop is very much alive.  The World Trade Center redevelopment and the electrifying changes going on in Downtown New York City — 56,000 new residents (doubled that of before the attacks) and 300 new tenants (since 2005) must be […]

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Author:
James I. Clark III
Posted:
08.02.2011

Fannie and Freddie to Marry?

Mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac might find themselves merged into a single government-run entity.  Representative Gary Miller (R-CA) is set to unveil a bill that would create a utility-like entity and phase out government-controlled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.  The new company would buy mortgages and repackage them as government-backed securities.  The […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
07.27.2011

Walkability Factor Increases Property Investment Values

According to a recent study, a 100-point scale, a 10-point increase in walkability increases property values by one to nine percent, depending on the property.  Chicago – with a Walk Score of 74 — was one of the nation’s most walkable cities.  The others are New York, Boston, San Francisco, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia.  The […]

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Author:
Mark McDowell
Posted:
06.29.2011

GE Enters the Solar Power Business

The nation’s largest conglomerate – General Electric – is getting into the solar business in a big way with the firm’s announcement that it is investing $600 million to build a new solar-panel manufacturing plant as it pursues what it thinks could be a $3 billion business by 2015.  The firm, already a leader in […]

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Author:
Mark McDowell
Posted:
05.04.2011

Offshore Cape Wind Farm Gets the Go-Ahead

The controversial Cape Wind Energy Project – to be constructed in Nantucket Sound between Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts – has been given the green light by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar.  “The Department has taken extraordinary steps to fully evaluate Cape Wind’s potential impacts on environmental and cultural resources of […]

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Author:
Mark McDowell
Posted:
04.20.2011

United States in Third Place in Developing Clean Energy Sources

The United States has fallen to third place – behind China and Germany – in the development of clean energy sources, according to a new report from the Pew Charitable Trusts. Investment in global clean energy expanded significantly in 2010 to $243 billion, a 30 percent increase over 2009.  China, Germany, Italy and India were […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
04.12.2011

Signs of Confidence Sprouting in the Construction Industry

The recent construction industry mantra of “Wait until next year” may be coming to fruition in 2011, according to a recent survey conducted by ENR.  The 1st quarter of 2011 Construction Industry Confidence Index (CICI) survey soared to 51 on a scale of 100, a significant increase from the 43 percent reported in the 4th […]

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