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Protect Your Interests 

Due to recent regulatory reforms and advanced remediation techniques, more investors are purchasing environmentally contaminated properties. To protect such buyers from unknown liabilities, providers are offering more insurance products that adequately address environmental concerns. The use of environmental insurance is

On the Waterfront 

For most of history, people have been living, working, and playing alongside rivers and lakes. Among the first areas to be settled, early American waterfront developments were mostly industrial factories and warehouses, situated on shores for convenient access to transportation

Traveling Among the Stars 

Transit oriented developments are complex, multifaceted projects that involve many stakeholders ranging from investors to community groups to local and state governments. Like a Hollywood movie producer, a commercial real estate developer must be able to manage many different interests,

Teams Work 

The first lesson of economic development is that it pays to be in the right place at the right time. And in today&rsquo s economic climate, the right place is just off Highway 12 14 in Middleton, Wis., where Rob

Designing a Masterpiece 

On sunny days in Philadelphia, people gather along Ben Franklin Parkway, which stretches from City Hall, down through Museum Mile, to the city’s western edge at the Schuylkill River and Fairmount Park. It is the city’s pinnacle of art and

Determining Site Potential 

Can a desired development project be built on the land chosen? Commercial real estate investors and developers must ask this fundamental question early in the site selection process. By taking into account a site's environmental characteristics, stormwater management and treatment

What Drives TOD? 

Americans may have a love affair with their cars, but their relationship isn't as sweet as it once was. Rising fuel prices, frustrating traffic congestion, and exhausting commutes make the idea of walking to work sound pretty good. Add to

Mixed-use Developments Bring the City to the Suburbs 

Suburban mixed use projects are on the rise across the United States. “Every suburban city now wants pedestrian friendly, transit oriented, vertically integrated mixed use projects,” says John Breitinger, CCIM, vice president and general manager of real estate investments with

Construction Chaos 

For commercial real estate professionals, the past few years have been lucrative indeed. Low inflation, historically low interest rates, and the ready availability of financing have made these the best of times for brokers, developers, consultants, investors, and lenders. But