Real Estate Issues

Trade publication covering the real estate industry.

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 2, Summer

About the Counselors of Real Estate
The Counselors of Real Estate, established in 1953, is an international group of high profile professionals including members of prominent real estate, financial, legal and accounting firms as well as leaders of government and academia who provide...
After the 11th.enduring Effects on Real Estate
Since September 11, America has awakened to a harsh reality that directly affects real estate and our profession. It can be summed up in one word: vulnerability. During the last half-century we behaved as if we were invulnerable. But two dates last...
A Hotel Investment Is Only as Good as Its Local Market! (Focus on Hospitality Issues)
John (Jack) B. Corgel One real estate issue that has yet to be resolved in Real Estate Issues relates to the question of how human behavior affects returns on investment. On one side, proponents contend that real estate markets are sufficiently...
A Tribute to Richard Marchitelli, CRE, Editor in Chief-A True Example of the CRE Commitment to Excellence
In 1999, CRE Richard Marchitelli took the reins as editor in chief of The Counselors' signature publication, Real Estate Issues. Serving as editor in chief is one of the most demanding and rewarding tasks that a CRE can embrace; it is a job that requires...
Better Real Estate Market Analysis for Metro Areas through the Use of Unique Sources of Internet Data
The purpose of this paper is to identify specially selected Internet sites that contain unique, useful, and typically free data that can improve the level and quality of real estate market analysis particularly at the metro area. The sites described...
California Civil Code [Section]3110.5: Is the Cure Worse Than the Disease?
Robert J. "Mike" Cathcart Seeking to cure perceived slow payment practices by owners, the California Legislature may have created an ineffective cure that is worse than this infrequent disease by enacting Civil Code [section]3110.5. This new statute...
Case Study 1: Boston Properties
Boston Properties (BP) was founded as a private office development and management company in 1970. In June 1997, the company became a public REIT. At its IPO, the company and its management team had directly developed more than 89 percent of its portfolio....
Case Study: Greyfields as an Emerging Smart Growth Opportunity with the Potential for Added Synergies through a Unique Mix of Uses
Greyfields are failing regional and super regional malls located in inner city and first-ring suburbs. Mixed-use redevelopment on these sites has the potential to benefit local and regional communities as well as provide for sustainable, long-term,...
Closing the Chapter on a Cycle of Boom, Bust, and Scandals. (Focus on Investment Conditions)
The final chapter of the 1990s tech bubble is being written in the financial markets. Companies like Enron, Waste Management, Adelphia, Tyco, WorldCom, and Arthur Andersen have scandalized the investment community, and have fired a deep mistrust among...
Mediation: Another String to Your Bow. (Focus on Legal Issues)
Edwin "Brick" Howe, Jr. My tendency is to set a certain store by titles and subtitles. For example, the subtitle of this piece might have been "Another Arrow for Your Quiver," or "Another Weapon for Your Arsenal," or "Another Layer to Your Armor."...
Preface: Case Studies on the Interface of Technology and the Real Estate Industry
The purpose of this preface is to provide a briefing for readers who do not have an extensive background in the technology/real estate interface and to supply updated statistics and observations for those who do. A brief history of how we got to where...
The Real Estate Market in Kiev: History and Issues
THE MARKET IN KIEV The real estate market is the former Soviet republics are evolving. This article reviews some of the background and history of the Ukrainian housing market situation and concludes with some measurements of sizes and prices in...
The World Trade Center and Me: From Camelot to Bin Laden
It was June, 1961, when my involvement with the Twin Towers began, and I had just graduated from Columbia College in New York City and started work as an administrative trainee at the Port of New York Authority (as it was then known) headquartered...
Toxic Mold: What You Should Know about It and What You Can Do about It. (Perspective)
The past eighteen months have seen a plethora of toxic mold lawsuits rivaling the asbestos and lead-based paint tort claims for litigation potential. This article discusses this recent phenomenon; the measures that can be taken to protect against such...
Using Cost Segregation Studies to Improve the Bottom Line amid Economic Uncertainty
To say that 2001 was a turbulent year would be an understatement of significant proportions. Virtually every aspect of American life was dramatically altered during the past year, and the commercial real estate industry was certainly no exception....
Well, Stanley, This Is Another Fine Mess You've Gotten Us into. (Focus on the Economy)
When the conceptual schedule for this year's series of columns was laid out, I indicated that the summer's essay would treat with the private sector's key contribution to economic recovery: attaining a sustainable trajectory of long-term profit growth....