Real Estate Issues

Trade publication covering the real estate industry.

Articles from Vol. 28, No. 2, Summer

9/11 Reassessments of Urban Location Costs and Risks
Following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, corporate leaders, their employees, and the insurance industry--all began to reevaluate location risks and costs associated with occupying commercial real estate in densely settled urban centers,...
Deflation Risk on Income Property Permanent Loan and Investment Portfolios
Over the past 18 years, the author has observed patterns in large income property loan portfolios during both inflationary and deflationary investment cycles. An inflationary investment cycle is when rents-prices for investment properties are increasing...
Editor's Statement
One of the real joys of working in the real estate field is its complexity. There is always something new to discover, and everything seems linked to everything else. The "seven degrees of separation" game has nothing on our business. At times, it...
Education in the Real Estate Profession
How do real estate professionals learn the business of real estate? What does, and what should, the real estate learning process include? What are the conceptual models for real estate education? This article discusses these issues, offers answers...
Focus on Investment Conditions: Investors Work at Separating the Wheat from the Chaff
Like much of the rest of the nation, Real Estate Research Corporation (RERC) continues to watch for signs that the economy is strengthening. Unemployment increases seem to be slowing, and the stock market appears to be gaining momentum. Low interest...
Focus on the Economy: Real Estate Is Down: Let the Games Begin!
There is no question that the real estate market, for residential and commercial properties, is down in many sectors throughout the United States, with some exceptions. In the commercial area of most markets the real estate trend for the last half...
Focus on the Investment Conditions: Back to the Future for Real Estate in New Tax and Accounting Rules
A stream of events over the last 12 months from passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act to President Bush's tax cut package to a wave of recently enacted accounting rules has hit the industry and corporate America. So much is new that it will take some time...
Measurement of Local Economic Growth as a Critical Part of Market Analysis
An important part of local market analysis is the measurement of economic growth that can be used to track progress in the economy through time and assess the relative productivity of the local base in comparison to other areas. This information is...
New Brownfields Incentives Add to Diminishing Inventory of Developable Sites in South Florida
All of the empirical evidence available to close observers of the brownfields marketplace points to this: the scarcity of land combined with the demand for land set against the backdrop of a maturing regulatory approach to contaminated property means...
The Growing Water Crisis: Public Policy versus Private Property Rights
Water is the staff of life. We cannot survive without it. We drink it, cook with it, bathe in it, play in it, irrigate crops with it, and use it in manufacturing. Will water be in the 21st century what oil was to the last? It is quite possible that...

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