REI wants to sell its new headquarters before it moves in

Aug 13, 2020
While retail employees need to be in stores, others don't have to work from an office to be productive.
Ben Steele, REI's chief customer officer, at the outfitter's Seattle flagship store in 2015. REI has abandoned plans to move into its new headquarters during the pandemic.
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Atlanta debates the merits of “inclusionary zoning”

Apr 16, 2019
Does the policy have a chilling effect on development?
Atlanta City Council Member, Andre Dickens, who pushed for a policy known as “inclusionary zoning” in a bid to create affordable housing in some of the city’s most sought-after neighborhoods.
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Chicago's Lincoln Yards development under scrutiny

Apr 3, 2019
Who will the multibillion-dollar project benefit?
A rendering of Lincoln Yards.
Courtesy of Sterling Bay

Investors are hot on student housing

Feb 27, 2018
When you think of commercial real estate, big urban skyscrapers or suburban office parks might come to mind. But college towns and university-adjacent apartment buildings are magnets for U.S. investors and many from abroad. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

Redfin CEO: To survive, keep thinking like a startup

May 11, 2017
Glenn Kelman says the most important qualification for his job is passion.
“We still have to be financially disciplined in a different way than Google or Facebook, because we still employ real people to help sell these houses,” says Glenn Kelman, Redfin CEO.
Photo courtesy of Redfin

How crowdfunding is democratizing real estate investing

Mar 30, 2017
Crowdfunding platform founder Rodrigo Nino says the JOBS Act opened access to one of the best assets in the world.
"Crowdfunding means democratizing access, in our case, to large-scale commercial real estate assets," says Rodrigo Niño, founder and CEO of Prodigy Network.
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A bankruptcy with plenty of parking spots

Oct 10, 2016
ITT has shut its doors and is now selling off 30 owned properties.
Most of ITT's students get federal aid.
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Gentrifying a public housing neighborhood

Feb 8, 2016
What if you could sell public housing land to developers of regular housing and stores?

Here’s how those Halloween pop-up stores work

Oct 30, 2015
It's a symbiotic relationship between landlords and specialty retailers.
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Cities are vying to land data center projects

Oct 23, 2015
Dallas-FortWorth offers low cost of power, low taxation and central location