Inside the Gulf – Part 1 – This series of articles will explore several major projects taking place in the Persian Gulf countries. Last October the newly appointed Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Muhammad bin Salman, announced the development of Neom, a new mega-city along the Red Sea that would cover an area of over… Continue Reading Anti-Corruption Campaign Could Affect Saudi Arabia Mega-Projects (5 mins)
On Tuesday of last week, to a packed audience at a conference in Riyadh, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman announced the conception of a new mega city to be built in Saudi Arabia. Neom, which means “New Future” is an ambitious attempt by the Kingdom to propel itself upon the world stage by creating… Continue Reading With a Price Tag of $500 Billion, Saudi Arabia Plans World’s Most Ambitious Mega-City
With the death of Fidel Castro, Cuba has the opportunity for a fully invested relationship with the United States. Obviously, this projected relationship depends on the policies ushered forward jointly between Raul Castro and President Donald Trump, along with the current Republican dominated U.S. Congress. For fifty years, no United States President had formal interaction… Continue Reading Fidel has Passed on, Now What for Cuba and Hospitality? (Part One)
The 34th Annual Cornell Real Estate Conference is pleased to feature John Vazquez as one of the panelists on the Think Big/Think Bold: Disruptive Design in the Innovation Economy John M. Vazquez is Senior Vice President of Global Real Estate at Verizon. He is responsible for over 101 million square feet of real estate, 4,700… Continue Reading 2016 Cornell Real Estate Conference: John Vazquez Senior Vice President of Global Real Estate Verizon
In the world of urban development, there is perhaps no more interesting case study than the recent building boom in the People’s Republic of China. Over the past decade, China has literally built hundreds of new cities, many of them springing up seemingly overnight. It has been a building frenzy unmatched in all of human… Continue Reading Chinese Ghost Cities: Planning Ahead for More Urbanization?