Come 2019, millennials are projected to overtake baby boomers as the nation’s largest generation (Fry, 2018). It is imperative to understand how this shift will drive transformation of the built environment in the near future. Key among millennials preferences, is that of a live-work-play triad characterized as a flexible lifestyle that is experiential in nature… Continue Reading The Rise of an Urban-Suburban
Among the many aspects of the sharing economy, perhaps none have the ability to influence the built environment as much as shared space and shared mobility. While shared accommodation and work spaces have allowed for an evolution of typologies that embrace large collaborative areas with smaller shared private areas, we have yet to see the… Continue Reading Re-shaping the Built Environment for the Changing Landscapes of Shared Mobility
In 2017, Congress established a new community development program known as Opportunity Zones in order to encourage long-term investments in low-income urban and rural communities nationwide. The Opportunity Zones program provides a tax incentive for investors to re-invest their unrealized capital gains into Opportunity Funds that are dedicated to investing into Opportunity Zones designated by… Continue Reading What Are Opportunity Zones and How Can Investors Utilize Them?
Just days after key committees on the Los Angeles City Council backed a new set of short-term home sharing regulations limiting such activity to primary residences and capping short-term rentals to 120 days per year, a report from the Office of the Comptroller of New York quantified the estimated impact of home sharing on New… Continue Reading Short-Term Rental Gain vs. Long-Term Affordability Pain (5 mins)
Beginning December 15th, 2018, the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB) Accounting Standards Update (ASU) issued in February 2016 will go into effect, requiring organizations that lease assets to recognize on the balance sheet the assets and liabilities for the rights and obligations created by those leases. The ASU will take effect for public companies for… Continue Reading How FASB’s New Guidance on Lease Accounting Will Affect Co-Working Companies (4 mins)
In a move with wide-reaching implications for the real estate industry, President Donald Trump imposed new tariffs on imported steel and aluminum on March 8, 2018. The tariffs of 25% on imported steel and 10% on imported aluminum have already created strain on international trade relationships, with 24 World Trade Organization countries scheduled to meet… Continue Reading Implications of Trump’s Steel Tariff (5 mins)
In response to the events from last month and the proposed measures in Congress, some retail giants have already put their own store policy reforms into place. Earlier this month, Dick’s Sporting Goods announced that it would no longer sell military-style semi-automatic rifles or high-capacity magazines and it will require customers to be at least… Continue Reading The Impact of Assault-Style Weapons Bans on Retail Real Estate (5 mins)