Monthly archives of “April 2017

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Retail tipping point

Venture capitalist Benedict Evans recently published a post on his blog called, Ten Year Futures. If you haven’t already noticed, I really enjoy this sort of curiosity and line of thinking. Here is an excerpt where he talks about retail being at a tipping point:… Read More

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Technology and the city

Embedded at the bottom of this post is a great rapid-fire talk by Edward Glaeser about technology and the city.  Technology has always been a fundamental driver of change within our cities and I like how Glaeser starts by referring to these forces as either… Read More

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HOT, HOT HOUSES

Below is a piece by Michael Salter from the Globe and Mail. It’s all about Toronto’s HOT, HOT housing market. Michael’s message: Here are the real reasons why home prices are skyrocketing and why they are going to remain high. Did you find yourself agreeing with this… Read More

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Envelope Beta

My friend Bruce of getrefm.com (real estate financial modeling) just introduced me to a new real estate startup called Envelope. Basically it’s 3D mapping software that allows you to quickly visualize the zoning envelope for a particular site. It’s similar to what Flux.io was initially trying to… Read More

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E20_Private Residence

The private residence below is located on a quiet street in the village of Pliezhausen – about 30 km south of Stuttgart. Designed by Steimle Architekten, the house is 376 square meters and sits on a 658 square meter property. Its insulated concrete shell is… Read More