Why glass towers are bad for city life – and what we need instead

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SmartStop Asset Management Acquires 345-Bed Studen... ANN ARBOR, Michigan, January 22, 2018 SmartStop Asset Management, LLC (SmartStop) announced that certain of its affiliates have acquired 411 lofts, a 90 unit, 345-bed purpose-built student housing community located three blocks from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor for ...
Harbor acquired the Conejo Corporate Campus Harbor Associates, LLC has acquired the Conejo Corporate Campus in a joint venture with Blue Vista Capital Management. The project is a two building, 198,478 SF office campus built in 2001 and located on 11.36 acres in the city of Thousand Oaks, California. The Conejo Corp...
Skender releases ‘101 Ways to Build Smarter&... Construction costs have been consistently rising just when the industry can least afford it. Today, a new report from Skender offers "101 Ways to Build Smarter." The 18-page eBook is a resource filled with quality-enhancing and value-optimizing possibilities for building owne...
Enrich your house with some appealing ideas The monotonous look of your house can dull your home, its potential, your surroundings, your day and even you. If you don’t get up in the morning and enjoy your personal space or the ambiance of your own house doesn’t make you fall in love with it, then you definitely need to...

There’s a creepy transformation taking over our cities, says architecture critic Justin Davidson. From Houston, Texas to Guangzhou, China, shiny towers of concrete and steel covered with glass are cropping up like an invasive species. Rethink your city’s anatomy as Davidson explains how the exteriors of building shape the urban experience — and what we lose when architects stop using the full range of available materials.

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Experts more pessimistic about U.S. housing market... New changes to U.S. tax laws led 41% of survey respondents to lower their long-term expectations for the U.S. housing market, according to the 2018 Q1 Zillow Home Price Expectations Survey. The quarterly survey, sponsored by Zillow and conducted by Pulsenomics LLC, asked more...
TRELORA Launches in Seattle SEATTLE, February 14, 2018 TRELORA, the technology-driven real estate brokerage pioneering how people buy and sell residential real estate, today announced the expansion of its flat-fee brokerage to Seattle, introducing buyers and sellers in the Pacific Northwest to the flat-f...
Propy launches pilot to record real estate transfe... SAN FRANCISCO, January 22, 2018 Propy, Inc., a Palo Alto California-based blockchain startup, is pleased to announce the launch of a pilot project in collaboration with the City Clerk's Office of South Burlington, VT to utilize blockchain technology to record real estate conve...
Aon to acquire real estate investment advisor Town... Aon, the leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire The Townsend Group, majority owned by Colony NorthStar, Inc., a leading global real estate an...
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