Real Estate

Down through the eons, the architecture profession has justifiably won numberless plaudits for breakthrough designs and head-turning skylines. But many within the industry believe too little emphasis has been placed on business growth. It wasn’t until October 1972 that U.S. architects were permitted to submit competitive bids and advertise. Architects in the UK were hamstrung
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Zephyr18 | iStock | Getty Images During the pandemic, rents across the country dropped – but they’re quickly bouncing back. That means many tenants, especially those who nabbed a place at a discounted rate in the last year or two, will be in store for an unpleasant surprise come lease renewal time. “Unfortunately, many renters
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Kaisa Group Holdings Ltd.’s City Plaza development under construction in Shanghai, China, on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. Qilai Shen | Bloomberg | Getty Images BEIJING — Chinese real estate developer Kaisa announced Thursday plans for paying back investors, temporarily alleviating concerns about a default as China’s property sector continues to face pressure. Kaisa’s Hong Kong-listed
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In a recent article we looked at the poverty rates across all 50 U.S. states. Now, using data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2019 and 2014 American Community Survey, Five-Year Estimates, we’ve analyzed all major American cities (those with populations of at least 100,000) in terms of the percentage of their populations living below the
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Germany’s central bank warned Thursday about skewed valuations in the housing market, calling it a “specific vulnerability” as property prices continue to soar. “We have basically seen all indicators — prices, credit — those indicators kept increasing in Germany and you don’t really see a big effect of the pandemic,” Claudia Buch, vice-president at the
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Commercial real estate financing structures often include not only mortgage loans but also mezzanine loans. These latter loans are secured by pledges of ownership interests in the mortgage borrower. If the mezzanine loan defaults, the mezzanine lender can foreclose on the ownership interests in the mortgage borrower. Through that foreclosure, the mezzanine lender, or sometimes
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Victor F. “Trey” Trahan III, FAIA, the founder and CEO of Trahan Architects, has been selected as this year’s Laureate of The American Prize for Architecture by both The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. Trahan Architects is a global architecture firm with
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