Modular construction: Priorities for real-estate developers

McKinsey

Real-estate developers are in prime position to lead the shift to modular construction. Crafting their product strategies and supplier partnerships are good places to start. Insights on Capital Projects & Infrastructure

How to win in Asian real estate

McKinsey

The fragmented real-estate industry in Asia has no clear winner—but lots of opportunities. Asia-Pacific

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Commercial real estate must do more than merely adapt to coronavirus

McKinsey

By acting today, real estate leaders can best serve end users and ensure their own viability. COVID-19 is a humanitarian challenge that will have lasting effects on how people live, work, and play. Insights on Private Equity & Principal Investors

Understanding real estate as an investment class

McKinsey

When it comes to real estate, institutional investors are changing the terms of engagement. Our Insights

A turning point for real estate investment management

McKinsey

As institutional investors flock to real estate, investment managers must avoid getting stuck in the middle of the market—too big to be nimble yet too small to reach scale. Insights on Private Equity & Principal Investors

Building smart and affordable real estate

McKinsey

The global real estate market is changing. Standardization, prefabrication, and smart technology are gaining traction as rising populations confront the need for affordable housing and livable, sustainable cities. Senior partner Subbu Narayanswamy discussed these evolutions and more at GII 2017 with leaders from Arup, Barcelona Housing Systems, and the Centre for Liveable Cities. Our Insights

Getting ahead of the market: How big data is transforming real estate

McKinsey

Many real estate firms have long made decisions based on a combination of intuition and traditional, retrospective data. Today, a host of new variables make it possible to paint more vivid pictures of a location’s future risks and opportunities. Insights on Capital Projects & Infrastructure

‘The pyramids of the future’: Designing and building for sustainability

McKinsey

Real Estate InsightsClimate change and other long-term issues should inform the design and construction of skyscrapers, says WSP’s Alexandre L’Heureux.

Funniest and Most Absurd Real Estate Promotion in Years

MishTalk

Patrick Housing Crash News Top Housing and Commercial Real Estate News. Economics For Real People. Bay Area Real Estate Trends. Real Clear Markets. Funniest and Most Absurd Real Estate Promotion in Years. Funniest and Most Absurd Real Estate Promotion in Years. Jobs, Real Wages, Income Distribution, Fiscal Stimulus". Time for Krugman to Leave Ivory Tower for Real World". MISHS. Global Economic. Trend Analysis.

Toronto's Hypocritical Real Estate Boards Suppress Price Information; One Broker Strikes Back with "Pay-What-You-Want" MLS Listing

MishTalk

Hypocrisy of the Toronto real estate board is stunning. Self-Serving Hypocrites Suppress Data Please consider Toronto Real Estate Board Demands Brokers Halt Online Sales Stats. This week, three real estate brokers are cutting off customers’ online access to recent final home sales prices — coveted information that can help buyers and sellers gauge a property’s worth. It’s a test case that could end up affecting other real estate markets in Canada.

"War Games" Show Fed Worried About Commercial Real Estate, Interest Rates; Fed Weighs Consequences of "Macroprudential Tools"

MishTalk

Commercial real-estate prices have continued to rise and are projected to far exceed levels they reached before the 2007-09 financial crisis, adjusted for inflation. Fed officials also looked at whether they could demand that banks require larger down payments on loans to ensure borrowers weren’t as exposed to a large drop in real-estate prices. But Neither Greenspan nor Bernanke saw the real estate bubble until it was too late.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: One Last Hurrah for Her

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Its much easier to pick up a real estate agent at the hotel bar than try to convince the much-hounded hotties of IT they should bed down with you! skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, April 8, 2013. One Last Hurrah for Her. IT consultants are mostly men, eliminating most opportunities to hook up with co-workers. But sometimes the cards fall in your favor, with a woman consultant on the hunt for a boy toy!

How the Insurance Industry Can Push Us to Prepare for Climate Change

Harvard Business

And the risks are real: Zillow’s research predicts that $400 billion dollars of real estate value in Florida could be at risk from climate change by the year 2100. Innovations in spatial sciences, combined with big data, raise the possibility of the insurance industry introducing innovative pricing strategies that induce private real estate owners and local governments to take efforts that together yield a more resilient real estate capital stock.

If Work Is Digital, Why Do We Still Go to the Office?

Harvard Business

professor Melvin Webber seemed imminent: “For the first time in history, it might be possible to locate on a mountain top and to maintain intimate, real-time, and realistic contact with business or other associates” (Webber M.M., Real-time data analytics paired with digitally integrated furniture and buildings are just the beginning. ” Workspaces Design Technology Real estate Digital Article

What CEOs Get Wrong About Activist Investors

Harvard Business

Other activists have expertise in development and commercial real estate. On the other hand, once the basic defense is in place, the primary goal should be the same as the goal with real-world nuclear weaponry: Avoid any situation in which you would actually have to use it. Boards Business law Leadership Real estate Digital ArticleBenjamin Harte/Getty Images. We were shareholder activists once.

The high-rise in 2030

McKinsey

In this video, McKinsey experts describe how high-rise buildings might change in the coming decade—and how construction and real-estate companies should evolve.

Seth's Blog: Writing tip: say it backwards

Seth Godin Blog

Your real estate brochure or the ad copy you've written--if it's merely posturing or bragging, better to not say it at all. Seths Blog.Seth Godins riffs on marketing, respect, and the ways ideas spread. About. Archives. Subscribe. Recent Posts. "Oh, Oh, thats just a hack someone put together.". The sophisticates. Q&A: Purple Cows and commodities. Colors or numbers? Words are hooks, words are levers. Mumbo vs. Jumbo. Death and Taxes, 2014. The opposite of anxiety.

What Amazon’s HQ2 Wish List Signals About the Future of Cities

Harvard Business

Economic development Government Real estate North America Digital ArticleJennifer Maravillas for HBR. Amazon’s big announcement that it will build a second headquarters has caught the attention of local officials, economic development professionals, and pundits across the U.S. and Canada. And for good reason: “HQ2,” as it’s being called, would create upwards of 50,000 high-paying jobs and billions of dollars of new investment in whichever city it locates in.

Will mortgages and markets stay afloat in Florida?

McKinsey

How exposed is residential real estate—both directly and indirectly—and what can be done to manage the risks? Flood risk is rising in Florida due to climate change. Insights on Sustainability

Sam Zell Warns Recession Coming, Provides Opinions on 22 Topics Including Fed Tools, Equities, Real Estate, Energy, China, Brazil, Mexico, Climate Change

MishTalk

Zell discussed a wide variety of topics from the Federal Reserve rate hike, the risk of a near-term recession, real estate, energy, and various foreign investment ideas. If you take out those stocks, the stock market isn't doing real well. And it's, you know, it's a little bit like real estate. I mean we made a fortune because we bought real estate at a discount to replacement cost. Real Estate: It's very hard not to be a seller.

Investing for the long term: ‘Be patient and focus on the big trends’

McKinsey

Michael Sabia, chairman of Canada Infrastructure Bank, shares his views on how infrastructure and real-estate investors can succeed in an increasingly uncertain world.

The business of running state government operations

McKinsey

New research from the National Association of State Chief Administrators and McKinsey looks at critical issues for state chief administrative officers in real estate, risk management, and digital government. Public Sector Insights

Learning as a strategic necessity: Entering a global property market during a domestic boom

McKinsey

China Vanke executive Zhang Xu describes how his real-estate company has met the challenges of overseas expansion. Our Insights

What Should We Do with 45,000 Half-Empty Public Buildings?

Harvard Business

Local officials have a huge opportunity to repurpose underutilized real estate for the public good. Policy Public-Private partnerships Digital Article

Long-Term Mortgage Delinquencies Seriously Under-Reported

MishTalk

Keith Jurow, a real estate analyst and author of the Capital Preservation Real Estate Report , pinged me a few days ago with his analysis that suggests long-term mortgage delinquencies are seriously under-reported. more…). Economics

How innovation is reshaping Europe’s urban environment

McKinsey

To stay competitive, real estate leaders must offer new services that address the evolving needs and desires of individuals, companies, and communities, such as flexibility or sustainability. Insights on Capital Projects & Infrastructure

125 Housing Metro Areas Compared: How Much Does California Skew National Averages?

MishTalk

Keith Jurow, a real estate analyst and author of the Capital Preservation Real Estate Report , pinged me a few days ago with his belief that the widely-followed Case-Shiller national real estate index is off on the high side. Jurow supplied detailed, repeat-sale statistics of the top 125 metro regions in the US in an Excel spreadsheet from RealtyTrac. more…). Economics

McKinsey’s Private Markets Annual Review

McKinsey

Updated annually, our Private Markets Review offers the best of our research and insight into private equity, private real estate, and other private markets. Explore the findings from our most recent report and scroll for past years’ reports. Insights on Private Equity & Principal Investors

Five Great Lead Generation Tips

Henry DeVries

If you want to create a client attraction chain reaction like bestselling author and real estate investor Chris Prefontaine, you need to focus on multiple streams of income and multiple lead sources

13-Year-Old Kid Buys $552,000 Home

MishTalk

He just bought his first piece of real estate, a $552,000 four-room one bath house in Melbourne’s Frankston. Meet Akira Ellis a 13-year-old kid. more…). Economics

Google's Next Search Is for Housing

Strategy+Business

With home costs skyrocketing in large metropolitan areas, companies that want to attract talent may have to get into the real-estate business

Glut in Luxury Apartments: Boom Set to Fizzle in 2017

MishTalk

Real estate is has been one of the economic bright spots in the US for several years. But rising interest rates and a glut of luxury apartments portends a slowdown in 2017. more…). Economics

Money Laundering Scandal at Australia’s Largest Bank Triggers Another Call for Ban of Cash

MishTalk

Money laundering is big business in Australia because regulations do not cover lawyers, real estate agents, accountants, and CEOs ignoring warnings from police. Ian Narev, the CEO of Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), the nation’s largest bank is set to step down amid money laundering charges. Despite the obvious problem, it’s cash itself that gets the blame. more…). Economics

A Unique Way to Engage Your Employees

Think Customers

Southern AgCredit does mostly real-estate lending for rural customers, including full- and part-time farmers, ranchers, and recreational enthus Recently I did a workshop for employees at Southern AgCredit, a financial services organization with a novel method for ensuring that its employees work together in cohesive, highly productive teams.

Visualizing the Future of Video Content Consumption

Think Customers

For many organizations, video has even begun to replace the written word, shifting from supplemental afterthought to primary real estate, as visualization actively boosts engagement. Consumer behaviors often dictate marketing trends. Thus, as audiences gravitate toward video on both mobile and desktop platforms, companies are quickly reconfiguring their content strategies to focus on this visual medium.

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