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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 […]

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Global competitive indicators

Todd Clarke @ December 11, 2012 # Comments Off on Global competitive indicators

Global Capital Markets> JLL Global Markets Wileys Map IRR Research Brookings Global Metro Jones Lang Lassale – https://www.joneslanglasalle.com/Pages/Research.aspx AND most of them will be left behind by the top 50 cities in china and Capital Flows –

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Office of the future – excerpt from 2012 NAR presentation

Todd Clarke @ August 24, 2012 # Comments Off on Office of the future – excerpt from 2012 NAR presentation

The following is Todd Clarke’s excerpts from the Office of the future presentation – given first at NAR in 2012, with a Seattle update in 2013 OfficeofTheFuture2012

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Aerotropolis interview now available on video

Todd Clarke @ December 12, 2011 # Comments Off on Aerotropolis interview now available on video

CCIM has just released the video interview with Greg Lindsay, author of Aerotropolis: The way we will live next from the CCIM Live 2011 conference held in Phoenix last month. Earlier this year I wrote my review of this fabulous book which can be read here. Greg’s powerpoint webinar from August 2011 is available at […]

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CCIM 102 Tokyo – Kampai!

Todd Clarke @ September 17, 2011 # Comments Off on CCIM 102 Tokyo – Kampai!

Fabulous class this week in Tokyo – taught CCIM 102 to a room for of CPM’s – some of the brightest people on this planet made for a fabulously interactive class.

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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 […]

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Apartments become more expensive

Todd Clarke @ June 5, 2011 # Comments Off on Apartments become more expensive

Thanks to Melissa Montoya for covering the latest in apartment trends on KOAT TV 7.

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More bricks and mortar fall to clicks

Todd Clarke @ February 12, 2011 # Comments Off on More bricks and mortar fall to clicks

In a Wall Street Journal article dated today, Borders Group has indicated that they are making preperations to file bankruptcy in the forthcoming days. Similar to the fallout of music stores after iTunes, Amazon website and digital readers has encouraged many readers to abandon physical stores. Companies that have figured out how to the digital […]

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The passing of an era

Todd Clarke @ April 2, 2010 # Comments Off on The passing of an era

Posted in our sister blog, Todd Clarke’s Technology Corner, is an obituary of the man who developed the hardware for the first personal computer. His fulltime job was as a scientist at Sandia National Labratories, but his interests were in developing computers that the public could use. His company, MITS, developed the hardware, but he […]

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A possible solution for all the commercial real estate debt that is coming due?

Todd Clarke @ November 16, 2009 # Comments Off on A possible solution for all the commercial real estate debt that is coming due?

Reading this article at the Economist got me thinking… What if borrowed and lenders had a prenegotiated arrangement that converted debt into equity a commercial real estate deal? I don’t mean like todays, expensive involuntary conversion that happens through foreclosure, but a more organized rational, prenegotiated, pre-nupital like document that said something like “in the […]

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The Economist has such a way with words

Todd Clarke @ November 14, 2009 # Comments Off on The Economist has such a way with words

Take this example whereby they explain the inputs a home buyer needs to make a decision: Most people face a future that comprises a combination of Donald Rumsfeld’s known and unknown unknowns. Choosing to buy a house, for example, involves a series of bets on land prices, interest rates, taxes, job prospects, future planning decisions […]

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Bad news, good news, have you heard the joke about the economist?

Todd Clarke @ September 16, 2009 # Comments Off on Bad news, good news, have you heard the joke about the economist?

The juxtaposition of news story about the economy are interesting – on one hand the Federal government has declared a victory on turning around the economy, on the other, those of us in the commercial real estate business know that until there is transparency in the lenders holdings, the loans will not flow, the capital […]

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ULI’s new economic dashboard

Todd Clarke @ July 25, 2009 # Comments Off on ULI’s new economic dashboard

The Urban Land Institute has added an economic dashboard to it’s website – it can be found here . The dashboard provides an update of leading economic indicators that often foreshadow changes in the real estate market. ULI also has one of the best real estate libraries that can be found in any organization.

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Overreaching legislation

Todd Clarke @ May 26, 2009 # Comments Off on Overreaching legislation

Special thanks to fellow Realtor Ric Thom for sharing this: This is an important message from Ric Thom, President Security Escrow Corporation, Albuquerque, New Mexico. May 26, 2009 HR 1728: The Taking of Private Property Rights Congress is trying to greatly restrict seller financing. This is a taking of our private property rights. The US […]

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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?

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Film Channel relocates from MN to NM

Todd Clarke @ January 11, 2009 # Comments Off on Film Channel relocates from MN to NM

A Copyrighted article from the NM Business Weekly indicates that Albuquerque has landed 100 new jobs and a corporate headquarters for the ReelzChannel. Gov. Bill Richardson made the announcement today with Stan E. Hubbard, chairman and CEO of ReelzChannel – TV About Movies. ReelzChannel is owned by Hubbard Media Group, which also owns KOB-TV, Channel […]

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The Washington Post’s take on the Economic Meltdown

Todd Clarke @ January 10, 2009 # Comments Off on The Washington Post’s take on the Economic Meltdown

The Washington Post has an interesting article on how the pieces for put into play for today’s economic meltdown over two decades ago.

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How far will retailers go to understand how you buy?

Todd Clarke @ December 29, 2008 # Comments Off on How far will retailers go to understand how you buy?

In the December 20th, 2008 issue, the Economist covers the latest trends in how Retailers are analyzing your shopping habits. Would you believe? – Camera’s that read your facial patterns? – receiver’s that record your wherebouts based on your cell phone? – reorganizing the store so the things you buy the most are in the […]

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