Real Estate Issues

Trade publication covering the real estate industry.

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 4, Winter

Claude Ballard, CRE, Recieves 1998 John R. White & James D Landauer Award
Recognizing his many years of outstanding dedication to The Counselor organization and his contributions to the real estate industry, Claude M. Ballard, CRE, was honored with the 1998 John R. White & James D. Landauer Award during the CRE Annual...
CRE Perspective: The Technology Revolution & Its Effects on Real Estate
"Technology Revolution" or "Information Age?" It is unclear at this time how history will define our current era. But, few disagree that the changes underway in our society are causing a "structural change" in the way people will live and work in the...
CRE Perspective: Where Do We Go from Here?
Recently, many in our industry have asked the question: Is this the beginning of the end for the latest real estate up-market - or the end of the beginning? Finding an answer, or more likely a "guesstimate," to that question, requires nothing less than...
Editor's Statement
As we all know, technology is a principal driver of change, and it has produced tremendous changes in the real estate market in the last 10 years. Securitization (both on the equity and debt sides of the market), globalization, computerized mortgage...
Real Estate Applications for GIS: A Review of Existing Conditions & Future Opportunities
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) exploded into the business world in the early 1990s when advances in personal computer systems enabled the powerful mapping technology to be ported from mainframe computers to desktop PCs. A technology that had heretofore...
Real Estate Research & Valuation Using the Internet
INTRODUCTION In recent months, we have been hearing and reading a lot about the potential for faster, more flexible, easily updateable, and less expensive real estate research and valuation using Internet and World Wide Web (WWW) resources. While the...
Shareholder Value's Black Hole. Corporate Real Estate
Like matter sucked into the grip of a cosmic black hole, never again to see the light of day, corporate capital tied up in real estate never realizes its earning potential and ultimate value to shareholders. Corporate America could be losing $153 billion...
The Year 2000 Challenge - Impact on the Real Estate Industry
Introduction Perhaps the most frustrating aspect of the Year 2000 problem (commonly known as "Y2K" or "the millennium bug") is that it is not a result of industrial sabotage, but has been inadvertently woven into the complex fabric of corporate Information...
Time-Based Competition & Industrial Location in the Fast Century
What opportunities and challenges await 21st century industry? The picture is becoming clearer by the day. Commercial borders will effectively supplant national borders. Global sourcing will predominate as advanced telecommunications and transportation...
To Be or Not to Be?.Technology Is.To Be!
I am honored to write this, my first column, as 1999 president of The Counselors of Real Estate. Throughout my 14 years as a member, this journal has continually provided timely information on key issues affecting the real estate industry. And, true...
When Markets Clash
BIT OF HISTORY Recent events in the real estate capital markets may be seen as part of the evolving clash between public and private markets for real estate. Back in the 1970s the two markets were almost completely de-linked. Public real estate companies...
You Say You Want a Revolution? Technology Turns out to Be a Plus for Real Estate Demand
On June 30, 1975, Business Week magazine featured an article on "The office of the future." Nearly a quarter of a century ago, futurists were confidently predicting that word processing systems would move document creation and handling into electronic...
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