Source: Bloomberg Post Laurence D. Fink (Founder & CEO of Blackrock Inc.) says the wealthy are ditching gold as the traditional safe haven and investing in apartments in cities like New York, London, and Vancouver. “Historically gold was a great instrument for storing of wealth,” the chairman of BlackRock Inc. said at a conference in Singapore on Tuesday.… Read More Investing in Apartments & Art is the New Gold
Ron Beit is the developer who is leading the charge in revitalizing the once distressed city of Newark, New Jersey. Ron was able to bring the innovative AeroFarms to be developed with the help of the prominent ‘Homeless Billionaire’ Nicolas Berggruen, Goldman Sachs, and Prudential Financial. The new 69,000-square-foot complex will also contain labs, offices and a cafe… Read More Abandoned Factory Transformed to Vertical Indoor Farm
“Downtown Kansas City is getting to the level, in terms of economic activity and development, of markets like Nashville and Portland and Austin, and that’s a pretty exciting statement for Kansas City.”Two Light is on. –Nick Benjamin (Executive Director at The Cordish Co.) The plan for Two Light has been accelerated due to a waiting… Read More “Downtown KC getting to the Economic/Development Level of Portland and Austin” -Nick Benjamin
This is a section of the original post From the Ground Up: Finding Opportunity in the Future of Real Estate Development on pps.org Who are the micro-developers of tomorrow? Most likely, they are people seeking to build something local (a community garden, restaurant, or even a few apartments to rent on Airbnb) who need help finding, financing,… Read More The Micro Developer
In this TED talks Marc Kushner discusses the history of architecture, and how tomorrows architecture hopefully will not fall back into the pendulum of symbol rather than stay at innovation. Feels like I literately just posted about this with the Developer Dilemma. My favorite moment was when Marc compared two libraries, one in Livingston, and one in… Read More Ted Talks: Who will Shape the Buildings of the Future?
In Kansas City, much like every metropolitan in the world it has buildings that are just one of a kind, aesthetically appealing, and irreplaceable. For example: Kansas City Center for Performing Arts, Bartle Hall Convention Center, Nelson-Atkins Museum, Liberty Memorial, and New York Life Building** Seems like for every staple piece of architecture our city… Read More The Real Estate Developer Dilemma