You are currently browsing the archives for the Cool! category.

Breaking News

Drones, technology, and ethical use of social networking

admin @ June 29, 2017 # Comments Off on Drones, technology, and ethical use of social networking

On Thursday, July 20th, Cantera Consultants & Advisors will offer its 8 hour course “Ethical use of social networking, technology (and drones)” This course counts for 8 hours of CE (Training) and fulfills your license renewal requirement with the NMREC for a 4 hour ethics course. Topics covered in the course: – latest in effective […]

More on page 2047

AtliZure – 3D models from your drone photography

Todd Clarke @ August 14, 2016 # Comments Off on AtliZure – 3D models from your drone photography

This was taken today with our DJI Phantom 4 Drone and the Altizure software. The drone made 5 paths (or passes) around the property, taking a total of 78 images that you then upload to Altizure and it formulates this 3D model. 78 images – This is what the background computer processing (called camera poses) […]

More on page 2035

2 great tools to study cities with

Todd Clarke @ September 11, 2013 # Comments Off on 2 great tools to study cities with

This week, the Smithsonian institute released a tool that overlays aerials of major American cities with windows of how they were a hundred years ago. Click here for more. The second tool comes from Rural Data and it provides quick snapshots and economic overviews of any county in the country. Click here for more info […]

More on page 1794

Building a 30 story building in 15 days

Todd Clarke @ January 8, 2012 # Comments Off on Building a 30 story building in 15 days

Surpassing a previous record of building a 15 story hotel building in 6 days, the Chinese company, the Broad Group has constructed a 30 story building in only 15 days. It would appear a majority of the building was built off site in panels that were lifted into place, a practice that is likely to […]

More on page 1447

Moment of NM Zen

Todd Clarke @ December 5, 2011 # Comments Off on Moment of NM Zen

I wanted to share this stunning video with you – this is one of the many reasons New Mexican’s love New Mexico!

More on page 1395

Marketing using Social Networking recap

Todd Clarke @ October 15, 2011 # Comments Off on Marketing using Social Networking recap

What did you miss last week at @ccim live? This session on how to develop a marketing strategy 4 social networking co-taught with Bill Risser Click here to see the video overview and Prezi presentation.

More on page 1378

A special thank you

Todd Clarke @ October 11, 2011 # Comments Off on A special thank you

to my CCIM CCR Study session students who obtained their designation in 2010 & 2011 – they gave me this photo – very kind and appreciated! In this photo: Tom Jones, Sean McMullen, Rose Cabezut, Jerry Cass, Tuan Van Hyunh, Todd Clarke, Lia Armstrong, John Shepler, Tom Franchini, Rob Powell and Michael Contreras, all CCIMs!

More on page 1361

Who opposes development?

Todd Clarke @ September 26, 2011 # Comments Off on Who opposes development?

As always, I am astounded at the amount of information available on the internet. Recent case and point – fellow Twitter, Patrick Fox @pffox send me a link to the New Saint Index , which tracks opposition to real estate projects. What an amazing resource! While landfills and casinos continue to be unpopular with neighborhoods, […]

More on page 1349

CCIM Live update – Aerotropolis webinar now online!

Todd Clarke @ August 25, 2011 # Comments Off on CCIM Live update – Aerotropolis webinar now online!

Last week I had the pleasure of introducing and interviewing Greg Lindsay, author of Aerotropolis. CCIM has just posted his webinar live.

More on page 1326

Tapping into people’s memories as part of your social networking strategy

Todd Clarke @ August 15, 2011 # Comments Off on Tapping into people’s memories as part of your social networking strategy

OR, using Groups effectively on Facebook. As someone who has covered, spoken and taught courses on social networking, I can tell you this the fastest evolving part of the internet today. Facebook membership is rumored to be over 750 million people, or 20% of all of the business people on the internet today. During the […]

More on page 1311

CCIM LIVE! – only 65 days!

Todd Clarke @ August 8, 2011 # Comments Off on CCIM LIVE! – only 65 days!

Only 65 days are left until the next CCIM annnual meeting and what looks to be an amazing program – the list of speakers can be found here – http://live.ccim.com .

More on page 1298

Book review: Best read for 2011: Aerotropolis

Todd Clarke @ July 31, 2011 # Comments Off on Book review: Best read for 2011: Aerotropolis

Aerotropolis, the way we’ll live next Authors: Greg Lindsay & John D. Kasarda, Publishing Info: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Nonfiction, First edition published March 1st, 2011 As an international instructor for the CCIM institute I discovered that the book, Aerotropolis: the way we’ll live next dovetails nicely with what the just-in-time delivery model as a […]

More on page 1291

Announcing our Social Networking scavenger hunt

Todd Clarke @ March 15, 2011 # Comments Off on Announcing our Social Networking scavenger hunt

Would you like to win a new iPad2 with red leather cover (notice the CCIM logo?) Correctly answers the first 10 questions on our social networking quiz and give us some feedback on the next 4 questions at: www.canteraconsultants.com/scavengerhunt Good luck! This marketing effort will be used to gauge the effectiveness of social networking in […]

More on page 1147

What is behind this door?

Todd Clarke @ March 15, 2011 # Comments Off on What is behind this door?

What is behind that door? You won’t believe it! Beausoleil Architects via SFCurbed via The Daily What via Gizmodo.com

More on page 1191

The world’s smallest trailer

Todd Clarke @ March 14, 2011 # Comments Off on The world’s smallest trailer

is made for the babyboomers…and their hoverarounds.

More on page 1210

While big boxes are downsizing, Apple credits iPad sales to their physical stores

Todd Clarke @ March 3, 2011 # Comments Off on While big boxes are downsizing, Apple credits iPad sales to their physical stores

Within 24 hours of each other these two stories became headlines: Apple announces their update to the iPad – the iPad2 and as part of Steve Job’s keynote speech and presentation he indicates that 2010 was the year of the iPad, that its sales have outpaced anything they thought possible, AND, were due in large […]

More on page 1127

my first iPhone app help client’s calculate their property taxes

Todd Clarke @ February 21, 2011 # Comments Off on my first iPhone app help client’s calculate their property taxes

Very excited – as of 5 minutes ago, our iPhone app to help client’s calculate their property taxes for commercial properties in Bernalillo County went “live” in the iTunes store! It is only 99 cents, and if you provide us feedback to improve version 2 and leave feedback, I’ll gladly send you a buck! If […]

More on page 1097

Interested in becoming a CCIM?

Todd Clarke @ January 17, 2011 # Comments Off on Interested in becoming a CCIM?

NM is offering the CCIM Intro Course for a 43% discount if you register by 1/31/2011. CARNM’s most recent award winning Realtor, Lia Armstrong CCIM, was kind enough to share what the CCIM program has meant for her- watch the YouTube Video. Save your seat for the February 7-8, 2011 course by registering here.

More on page 1017

NM based Frank Lloyd Wright designed house for sale

Todd Clarke @ January 11, 2011 # Comments Off on NM based Frank Lloyd Wright designed house for sale

Known as the “pottery house” and located in Santa Fe – this Frank Lloyd Wright designed house has recently come up for sale and is being offered by the original owner for $6,000,000. Interested? More info can be found here.

More on page 1002

10 years of tenants, toilets and trash

Todd Clarke @ October 31, 2010 # Comments Off on 10 years of tenants, toilets and trash

Imagine being the landlord of this multinational facility – and while its only some 286 miles away, the average round trip cost to service it is $750,000,000. Today, the International Space Station (ISS) celebrates its 10th anniversary as an occupied structure. To date, ISS has been visited by 200 visitors on some 36 space shuttle […]

More on page 941

Is there such a thing as too much retail?

Todd Clarke @ March 24, 2010 # Comments Off on Is there such a thing as too much retail?

The animated short film, LogoRama, just won an Oscar! Having watched it, I can tell you, it is a bit odd that we are so comfortable with the abundance of logos and retail.

More on page 809

Now you really can have an office anywhere!

Todd Clarke @ November 24, 2009 # Comments Off on Now you really can have an office anywhere!

Pop Up from abw on Vimeo. Believe it or not, this office folds flatter than an IKEA flat pack!

More on page 705

Spaceport NM update

Todd Clarke @ October 27, 2009 # Comments Off on Spaceport NM update

Thanks to Richard David for turning me on to this article about the spaceports status…

More on page 653

Small housing… now portable?

Todd Clarke @ September 16, 2009 # Comments Off on Small housing… now portable?

My friends and family will tell you that I’ve recently become a bit obssessed with Teardrop trailers – an offshoot of our family’s fabulous cross-country summer adventure. My continual search for this perfect Teardrop trailer has yielded this trailer – . I made a dozen or so trips to China, and can recall many amazing […]

More on page 633

How cars have shaped modern society…

Todd Clarke @ August 21, 2009 # Comments Off on How cars have shaped modern society…

A good friend, developer, proffesor and author friend of mine, Chris Lienberger, wrote a fabulous book titled “Option of Urbanism” a couple of years ago. One of the items I was stunned to learn is that GM designed and presented their vision of a future metropolis – centered around cars. Some sixty years later, many […]

More on page 616

Now this is my kind of apartment

Todd Clarke @ August 19, 2009 # Comments Off on Now this is my kind of apartment

from the Cool Hunter website comes a possible design for a new W hotel… The website features several perspectives and layouts on this apartment, which looks like a cross between BladeRunner and Space 1999. Hey – who is that in my shower?

More on page 608

From one extreme to another in housing

Todd Clarke @ June 23, 2009 # Comments Off on From one extreme to another in housing

[/caption] Having visisted Graceland right before driving to Asheville, NC to see the Biltmore Estate, it was very clear this house was and still commands the status of an “estate”. And I must admit that as a destination/tourist magnet, the property is one of the best run venues I’ve been to – on part with […]

More on page 536

A simplified methodolgy to perform HABU and determine residual land value

Todd Clarke @ June 4, 2009 # Comments Off on A simplified methodolgy to perform HABU and determine residual land value

CCIMBackDoorApproach2HABUbrought to you by Livescribe

More on page 510

How global demographics and technology are changing the face of our planet

Todd Clarke @ February 10, 2009 # Comments Off on How global demographics and technology are changing the face of our planet

The video does a nice job of summarizing the acceleration of technolgy and its innovation. Couple that with changing demographics (for example, did you know there are more people who speak english in China, than there are people in the United States?

More on page 355

Albuquerque in top 5 for building wealth

Todd Clarke @ February 3, 2009 # Comments Off on Albuquerque in top 5 for building wealth

AP neswire has a story that indicates that Albuquerque is 5th in the nation for pay. The compensation experts at Salary.com uncovered the top US cities for building personal net worth by taking into account local salaries, cost of living and unemployment relative to the national average. The other 4 cities include: 1. Plano, TX […]

More on page 339

Does this look familiar?

Todd Clarke @ February 3, 2009 # Comments Off on Does this look familiar?

Wired Magazine has an article on the upcoming Terminator moved which has been filming in Albuquerque during the last year. As New Mexico continues to beef up its filming resume, I remain amazed at how many buildings I recognize in various movies. Take this photo for example: Although the photo shows a post apocalyptic scene […]

More on page 330

What is a lease worth in the middle of no where?

Todd Clarke @ January 20, 2009 # Comments Off on What is a lease worth in the middle of no where?

How much would you pay to lease land that looked like this? Not too much I would expect. You know the old adage in real estate – location, location, location? Well it comes into play here as well. Although I am a lifelong NM native, and I was born hundred miles due east of Upham, […]

More on page 268

How to maximize space

Todd Clarke @ January 16, 2009 # Comments Off on How to maximize space

The New York Times has an article about a Hong Kong born/based architect who has maximized his 344 square foot studio apartment. Gary Chang has lived in this apartment for the last 32 years and recently spent over $200,000 improving it to by creating 24 different floorplans, uses and spaces. He does this with moving […]

More on page 264

Where does US immigration come from?

Todd Clarke @ December 29, 2008 # Comments Off on Where does US immigration come from?

My thanks to my good friend and fellow Commercial Realtor, Brent Tiano, for sharing this link: Immigration to the US, 1820-2007 v2 from Ian Stevenson on Vimeo. The link shows global immigration into the United States from 1820 though 2007…

More on page 144

Google earth gets more realism

Todd Clarke @ December 27, 2008 # Comments Off on Google earth gets more realism

The latest version of Google Earth has an update to the New York skyline – more realism! Googe Earth blog Thanks to the folks over at Gizmodo.com for noticing the update.

More on page 137

If it has a garage, is it real estate?

Todd Clarke @ December 22, 2008 # Comments Off on If it has a garage, is it real estate?

There is often a fine line between real estate and personal property. Manufactured homes are often considerd personal property, unless they are affixed to the ground, wheels removed, and the appear to be even more like real esate if a garage is added. So what happens when you add a garage to a mobile home […]

More on page 117

FAA approves Upham, NM for a space port…

Todd Clarke @ December 20, 2008 # Comments Off on FAA approves Upham, NM for a space port…

The old adage about location, location, location certainly applies to Upham, NM. Whats that you say? Where the H-E, double hockey sticks is Uphan? As a native NM who was born not too far from there, I’m afraid to tell you I didn’t know where Upham was until a couple of years ago when the […]

More on page 88

Higest and Best Use Analysis…for a space shuttle?

Todd Clarke @ December 18, 2008 # Comments Off on Higest and Best Use Analysis…for a space shuttle?

Tampa Bay Fox News is reporting that NASA has issued a Request for Inquiries for potential uses for three soon to be retired space shuttles.  Space shuttles Discovery, Atlantis, and Endeavour are slated to be mothballed and sold off for approx. $42M each.  Shipping is likely to be $6M, and I’m guessing that since these […]

More on page 106