Biometrics and A.I. are Changing How We Experience Buildings (4 min)

Biometrics and A.I. are Changing How We Experience Buildings When Amazon Go launched earlier this year in Seattle, some customers reported an awkward feeling as they were leaving the store. This new shopping experience was so unfamiliar that it made some customers feel like they had just shoplifted or gotten their groceries for free but… Continue Reading Biometrics and A.I. are Changing How We Experience Buildings (4 min)

The Indian Warehousing Revolution (4 mins)

India’s economy is poised to leapfrog from its current seventh-place position to the third-largest economy in the world by 2027 with US$6 trillion gross domestic product according to a recent Morgan Stanley research paper. India’s e-commerce market has reached US$33 billion registering a 19.1 percent growth rate in 2016-2017, as per the recently-published Economic Survey 2018 by… Continue Reading The Indian Warehousing Revolution (4 mins)

DSS Wrap-up: Daniel Zelson, Co-founder and Principal of Charter Realty and Development (5 mins)

On Thursday, April 12, 2018, the Baker Program of Real Estate had the privilege of hosting Daniel Zelson, (A&S ’88), for its Distinguished Speaker Series (DSS).  Dan is Co-founder and Principal of Charter Realty and Development.  Charter is a real estate investment, development, and leasing company that specializes in retail properties.  During his visit Dan… Continue Reading DSS Wrap-up: Daniel Zelson, Co-founder and Principal of Charter Realty and Development (5 mins)

Treasure Island – San Francisco’s Green Response to the City’s Housing Crisis (6 mins)

For most of the 20th century, Treasure Island sat quietly on the San Francisco Bay despite its prominent location. Nestled between downtown San Francisco and Oakland, the man-made, 405-acre island is now home to one of the country’s largest redevelopment projects. Essentially the entire island, along with parts of neighboring Yerba Buena Island will be completely… Continue Reading Treasure Island – San Francisco’s Green Response to the City’s Housing Crisis (6 mins)

Are Farmland Values Ripe For A New Season? (7 mins)

How trends in the U.S. Agriculture industry can affect farm related real estate. Similar to periods before deleveraging and bust periods in agricultural environments, today’s low interest rates and high farm land values are encouraging farmers to incur significant amounts of debt while national net farm income continues to decrease, and U.S. interest rates continue… Continue Reading Are Farmland Values Ripe For A New Season? (7 mins)

The dilemma of foreign capital chasing residential real estate in Vancouver and other gateway markets (8 mins)

The challenge of finding a home to buy in Vancouver can be hard to address. To address the housing crisis, the city recently implemented an annual tax on empty or under-utilized residential properties called the Empty Homes Tax. Properties deemed empty will be subject to a tax of 1% of the property’s assessed taxable value.[1]… Continue Reading The dilemma of foreign capital chasing residential real estate in Vancouver and other gateway markets (8 mins)

Chinese Looks to Assert Presence in the Middle East with Oman Industrial City (6 mins)

Inside the Gulf – Part 3 – This series of articles will explore several major projects taking place in the Persian Gulf countries. As the United States takes more of an “America First” approach towards foreign policy, China is looking to step in to the potential void left by the US as the dominant world… Continue Reading Chinese Looks to Assert Presence in the Middle East with Oman Industrial City (6 mins)