First, let me say that this was a post I have been meaning to do awhile ago with the title “Pray for Detroit”. Then as I am sure you all aware, ISIS attacked Paris (subject of as post) and #PrayforParis became viral. So, I made the decision to hold off for awhile. I should point out that prayers for Detroit (explained below), are not meant to take anything away from the tragedies… Read More
Let me just start by saying that this one blog post I had not planned on writing. But given recent events, I felt this is the only one I could write. Paris is a beautiful city filled with amazing people. To be subject to such an act of terror is as unthinkable as can be in this modern world.
The reason for my mid-fall visit to Toronto was to present research on office and industrial space markets to the NAIOP Research Foundation Board of Governors and NAIOP National Forums meetings. For those interested in such topics, head over to NAIOP’s website and click on research for more details. One of the central questions being asked at this conference (and being addressed in the research) is how will global forces impact demand… Read More
I just returned from Toronto and will be making a series of blog posts to share some amazing images I was able to capture during my short visit. This picture captures the CN Tower, the most recognizable part of the Toronto Skyline and one of the tallest structures in the World (apparently, there is a big debate as to where this thing ranks terms of height, just go to wikipedia for yourself,… Read More
Ah Paris, the international destination I had most wanted to visit since elementary school (this was due to my favorite teacher being French born and thus talked about it a lot!). This photo is of the iconic Eiffel Tower built in 1889 for the World’s Fair. Many residents and intellectuals of the time found it ugly and wanted it torn down. Yes NIMBYism (that’s Not In My Back Yard – ism) was… Read More
What is the City but the People? I saw this quote on the side of a government building while doing a quick photowalk in Denver last fall. As I read it, I realized it held the very key to understanding cities and urban dynamics.
Miami is not only an amazing international hub city, the gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean, but it is also my hometown. Funny thing is, it’s a city a barely recognize anymore. When I lived their, its national fame was cocaine and a good place for old people to die. Well, the cocaine is still good but now its an “in” place to be for young and old. Yes, it’s pretty… Read More