Category Archive: Links of Interest

Apr 13 2011

How many people live near a nuclear power plant in the USA?

How many people live close to US nuclear power plants who would have to be evacuated in a situation similar to that in Japan?

Mar 31 2011

Map: Where Americans Are Moving – Forbes.com

Very interesting dynamic map that illustrates county-to-county migration in the U.S. More than 10 million Americans moved from one county to another during 2008. The map below visualizes those moves. Click on any county to see comings and goings: black lines indicate net inward movement, red lines net outward movement. Detroit is almost entirely red. …

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Mar 31 2011

Technology Hinders Recovery, Gives Office Tenants Added Leverage – Citybizlist Baltimore

From Joe Sciolla @ CresaPartners via Citybiz: It’s a case of the incredibly shrinking office, and technology is a prime culprit. Here’s how it works: As technology increases productivity at the workplace, it also leads to a decreasing need for space. Thanks to automation, we need fewer employees, we use less space per employee, and …

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Mar 31 2011

10 Industries in the Declining Stage of Their Life Cycles

CoStar: Although the U.S. economy is headed further into recovery, not every industry is expected to perform well. Some in fact, may be at the tail-end of their lifecycle and on the verge of extinction in the United States, according to market research firm IBISWorld.com. The company analyzed its database of more than 700 industries …

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Mar 30 2011

Top 10 worst states for business

Ronald Pollina, author of “Selling Out a Superpower: Where the U.S. Economy Went Wrong and How We Can Turn It Around,” rates the worst U.S. states for business.

Mar 28 2011

GlobeSt.com – Real Estate Pros See Salary Hike

ATLANTA-Salaries are rising in the corporate real estate world. Sixty-four percent of senior level corporate real estate and workplace executives saw a raise in their base salary in 2010. What’s more, 75% say they expect to see another raise this year. So says a global survey from CoreNet Global and FPL Associates. via GlobeSt.com – …

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Mar 22 2011

Digital Cameras: Buyer’s Guide: Technology: REALTOR® Magazine

It’s easier than ever to showcase listings in photos and video with the 2011 class of digital cameras.

Mar 11 2011

China Housing Market Bubble Bust: Dubai X1000?

From Market Oracle: As in the United States, the Chinese real-estate market is plagued by overconstruction, and not just in megacities like Shanghai, Beijing, and Shenzhen. Brand-new ghost towns have sprung up all across China in recent years, the most famous of which is perhaps Kangbashi in Ordos, Inner Mongolia. That city’s housing capacity can …

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Mar 03 2011

For Distressed Investors, There is No Where To Go But Up

From CoStar: If conditions in commercial real estate have indeed hit bottom, then an increased amount of distressed assets could hit the market this year — and values could also begin to tick up. That is the general consensus of industry professionals that CoStar Group interviewed for their outlooks on distressed investing in 2011. Contributing …

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Feb 16 2011

Borders Updates: Store Closure List, Impact on Power Centers

List of 200 stores Borders will close Borders Bankruptcy Shines Light on Continued Weakness of Power Centers – Retail Traffic …And other scenarios could lead to additional closures, such as sale of the company to rival Barnes & Noble or liquidation. If that’s the case, it will be nothing new for power centers, which were …

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