Bite Size Breaking News
Welcome to Bite Size Breaking News. We post every other Monday by noon. Have lunch with The Sinreich Group and get the latest real estate news in easily digestible “bite size” portions.
HAPPY NEW YEAR! What’s In Store for Real Estate in 2019
As we go to press for our first 2019 Bite Size Breaking News post, we’re keeping an eye on real estate opportunities and challenges as a result of the following: the widely predicted economic slowdown, new real estate technology tools, the co-working revolution, the transformation of brick-and-mortar retail, the proliferation of co-living facilities, cyber security risks, the acceptance of autonomous transportation modalities, and the continued growth of e-commerce.
Agrihoods: A New Community Focus Takes Root
Agrihoods are communities whose focal points are a working farm or community garden. In keeping with a growing emphasis on creating buildings and communities that contribute to health and wellness, agrihoods are gaining in popularity with both developers and residents. According ULI’s new report Agrihoods: Cultivating Best Practices, eight areas — land, food, finance, programming, communication, housing and design, people and partnerships — present strategies for developing and operating successful agrihoods. Learn more
A New Tool for Evaluating Public-Private Partnerships
The American Society of Civil Engineers estimates that in addition to a projected $1.88 trillion investment by state and local governments in public infrastructure between 2016 and 2025, an additional $1.4 trillion will be required to complete needed infrastructure improvements. To help public sector participants determine whether to access this additional capital through public-private partnerships, a research team at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government has created an interactive web-based tool, The Decision Tree, based on experiential input and interviews with public and private sector purveyors. Learn more
ULI NY Real Estate Outlook 2019
Please join Ellen Sinreich and ULI New York for the annual Real Estate Outlook and presentation of Emerging Trends in Real Estate on January 29th at TheTimesCenter in New York City. Hear from industry veterans and development visionaries on where to place your bets in 2019 and key insights into the forces that are shaping the real estate business in the New York metro region. Learn more
2019 Real Estate New Year’s Resolutions To Consider
Digitize, using paper is so 2018: Take advantage of technology based opportunities and solutions but beware of cyber risks in every facet of the real estate business including construction, leasing, investing and operations. Take advantage of constantly changing laws: stay on top of the changing legal landscape so you don’t miss out on new opportunities such as Opportunity Zones. Expand your comfort zone and learn something new: the markets are evolving at breakneck speed: get in on the opportunities that autonomous cars offer by monetizing your underutilized parking lot with town center amenities.