Category: Markets

Sprouting innovation: Part 3, Grow and garden

8 January, 2016 (10:00) | Apartments, Co-housing, Co-working, Homeownership, Housing, Innovation, Leases, Markets, Property management, Rental, Urban renewal, Urbanization, US News, Zoning | No comments

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith As established in the preceding two parts of this post, which takes as its point of departure an intelligently curious report by Alana Semuels in The Atlantic (6 November 2015) about the novel co-living/ co-working concept being developed by two entrepreneurs […]

Sprouting innovation: Part 2, Choose the right ground

7 January, 2016 (10:00) | Apartments, Co-housing, Co-working, Homeownership, Housing, Innovation, Leases, Markets, Property management, Rental, Urban renewal, US News, Zoning | No comments

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.] By: David A. Smith Yesterday’s Part 1, exploring the novel concept of co-living atop co-working in downtown Syracuse, New York, using as source material an intriguing first-person report (she even took the article’s photographs) from Alana Semuels in The Atlantic (6 November 2015), presented the developers’ vision of people living […]

Sprouting innovation: Part 1, Choose the right seed

6 January, 2016 (10:00) | Apartments, Co-housing, Co-working, Homeownership, Housing, Innovation, Leases, Markets, Property management, Rental, Urban renewal, Urbanization, US News, Zoning | No comments

By: David A. Smith In innovation, for every success there must be a hundred failures, as everyone from Archimedes to Thomas Edison must periodically remind himself.  Failing with purpose is part of the job description – and that in turn means giving oneself permission to fail, permission to look foolish, permission to do what in […]

Month in Review: September, 2015: Part 2, When things are getting better

13 October, 2015 (10:00) | Apartments, Berlin, Chapter 121A, Global news, Homeownership, Housing, London, Markets, Month in review, Pension funds, Real estate taxes, Rent control, Rental, Tax abatement |

By: David A. Smith [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.] After having written in August about the three laws of urbanization, I followed up in September by chronicling the future – that is, what will happen in Germany and Berlin now that the nation has authorized, and the city has adopted, a seemingly benign form of […]

Month in Review: September, 2015: Part 1, When things are getting worse

9 October, 2015 (10:00) | Apartments, Berlin, Chapter 121A, Global news, Homeownership, Housing, London, Markets, Month in review, Pension funds, Real estate taxes, Rent control, Rental, Tax abatement |

By: David A. Smith Something really awful over here! During September, I returned yet again, like a bloodhound to a foul-smelling mound of earth, to the seemingly endless maze of doublethink connivances related to public-employee pension fund accounting, management, overspending, and general defalcation, with the discovery of the cottage industry of strategically underestimating costs of […]