Articles About Development

Author:
Mark McDowell
Posted:
10.22.2010

Solar Farm to Sprout on White House Roof

A new green initiative is joining the White House’s already famous organic vegetable garden.  President Barack Obama plans to install solar panels on top of the White House’s living quarters to heat water and provide power to some of the historic mansion. The panels are scheduled to be in place by the spring of 2011, […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
10.18.2010

Robert Knakal on the Bulls vs. the Bears – Who Do You Trust?

Who’s right about the state of the economy and commercial real estate – the bulls or the bears?  Robert Knakal, chairman of New York-based Massey Knakal Realty Services, weighs both sides to help us cut through the mixed messages. In a recent interview for the Alter NOW Podcasts, Knakal noted that the bulls like to […]

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Author:
Mark McDowell
Posted:
10.14.2010

Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley To Receive Legacy Award for His Sustainable City

Who is the recipient of the inaugural Mayor Richard M. Daley Legacy Award for Global Leadership in Creating Sustainable Cities?  It’s none other than retiring Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley himself. Writing in the Chicago Tribune, architecture critic Blair Kamin said “Chicago’s lame-duck mayor, famous for his green thumb and his iron fist, will receive […]

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Author:
James I. Clark III
Posted:
10.06.2010

Foreign Investors Blocked From Investing in U.S. Commercial Real Estate

Although foreign investment in United States commercial real estate doubled in the 1st half of 2010 compared with 2009, activity is still sluggish, thanks to the slow economy and a lack of trophy properties offered for sale.  Currently, the United Kingdom is the hottest international destination for investment, according to Jones Lang LaSalle research.  So […]

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Author:
Mark McDowell
Posted:
10.05.2010

Green Construction Comprises One-Third of All U.S. Projects

Although construction in the United States has been slow since the financial meltdown of 2008, there is one niche segment that is thriving – green construction.  According to McGraw-Hill Construction, green buildings now comprise one-third of all new construction, an increase of two percent over 2005, a surprise in an industry that is historically slow […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
10.04.2010

National Infrastructure Bank Could Finance Rebuilding America

As the nation’s roads, railways and sewers crumble, President Barack Obama’s proposal to create a $50 billion infrastructure bank is one way to build on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).  According to Margaret Donahoe, Executive Director of the Minnesota Transportation Alliance, “A new multi-year transportation authorization act is almost one year overdue and […]

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Author:
Michael Alter
Posted:
09.22.2010

The Alter Group Named NAIOP’s 2010 Developer of the Year

I am pleased to announce that The Alter Group has received the great honor of being named the 2010 Developer of the Year — the industry’s most prestigious award — by NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association on behalf of our entire national team and our talented executive group, which has been in place […]

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Author:
Mark McDowell
Posted:
09.15.2010

City of Chicago Issues Green Office Challenge

Chicago’s initial Green Office Challenge honored 34 property-management firms, companies and buildings in a contest to determine who has accomplished the most in terms of reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Sponsored by Mayor Richard M. Daley, the city’s Department of Environment and the non-profit ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA, the competition is part […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
09.14.2010

Obama Administration Sets Its Sights on Housing Reform

The Obama administration – fresh from its financial regulation reform legislative victory – is not resting on its laurels.  Next on the busy agenda is reforming the American housing market, which is viewed by many as the root of the financial crisis. In a response to collapsing housing prices and waves of foreclosures, the administration […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
09.13.2010

Richard M. Daley Remade the Face of Chicago – Despite Controversy

Richard M. Daley dropped a bombshell on Chicago with his announcement that – after serving as mayor for 21 years, longer than his father Richard J. Daley – he would not seek an unprecedented seventh term.  As citizens and pundits pondered the reasoning behind the decision and political hopefuls immediately started jockeying to be his […]

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