Archives: November 7, 2017

Quality Of Life

Commercial real estate and development has always been a complex industry; and more times than not that complexity is heightened by risk. We spend an inordinate amount of time and resources in exercises such as pouring over demographic data, analyzing traffic counts, pulling market comparisons, projecting returns on investment, etc. Each one of those exercises is supported by a tangible piece of evidence to support its respective outcome.

Are there intangibles that impact a location or project’s ultimate success? Of course, there always have been.

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Busting The Bubble

We’ve had a lot of positive feedback and comments on our previous post regarding “Quality of Life”. It seems that we aren’t the only ones who have more than a passing interest in determining, as best we can; what it means, how will we know it when we have it, and who should be responsible for paying for it? And once we determine WHO, then HOW?

Many of you offered suggestions, and many of you have posed your own questions. One particular correspondence with one of our city leaders was particularly telling. He really wanted to engage in meaningful dialogue as to how to best resolve these questions.

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