Expertise: Urban Real Estate

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

REAL ESTATE MARKET TRENDS

May 7, 2018

The RCLCO Foundation 50th Anniversary Paper Prize Winner: Maximizing Public Sector Air Rights as an Affordable Housing Solution

Maximizing Public Sector Air Rights as an Affordable Housing Solution

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URBAN REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE MARKET TRENDS

April 26, 2018

Derek Wyatt

The Impact of Mobility on Apartment Rents

An important shift in how the real estate industry understands location and evaluates sites is the concept of mobility – the combination of proximity, accessibility, and available transportation options – and it’s also one of the easiest factors a property owner can improve on-site.

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URBAN REAL ESTATE

April 4, 2018

E-Sports Arenas: Are Video Games the Next Great Urban Entertainment Anchor in Real Estate?

As the e-sports market continues to expand, additional demand for e-sports arenas is likely, presenting global development and adaptive reuse opportunities...

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URBAN REAL ESTATE

SPORTS VENUE DEVELOPMENT

February 15, 2018

A Whole New Ball Game: Reframing the Impact of Sports Venues as Urban Anchors

From the Super Bowl to the Olympics, sporting events attract hundreds of millions of people each year. Just as importantly, however, the venues that host these events are often cultural and economic backbones of the communities in which they are located.

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DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY

REAL ESTATE MARKET TRENDS

November 30, 2017

Adam Ducker

RCLCO futuRE Series: A Driverless Vehicle Roadmap for the Real Estate Practitioner - Part 3

Driverless cars are coming and will make sweeping changes in our lives and in land use, but this will happen much more slowly than headlines intimate. Still, a very interesting evolutionary period of technology-enhanced mobility is already unfolding...

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REAL ESTATE TRENDS

URBAN REAL ESTATE

February 1, 2017

Erin Talkington

Bigger Units, Bigger Payday: Exploring and Mapping the Growth of Macro Units

We used advanced analytics to define “macro units,” determine which macro communities are defying conventional rental expectations, and identify their typical characteristics.

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REAL ESTATE TRENDS

SUBURBAN HOUSING

December 5, 2016

Adam Ducker

Re-Painting the Picket Fence:
A New Definition and Interactive Map of Suburbia

Do you live in a suburb? For many Americans, the answer to this question is a resounding “yes”!

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URBAN REAL ESTATE

DEMOGRAPHIC TRENDS

October 27, 2016

Derek Wyatt

Shining Light on a Shadow Market: Understanding the Single-Family Renter

With the rise of institutional-grade developments targeting this segment in some markets, a better understanding of the demographic characteristics of this market segment can help both investors and developers evaluate opportunities in this asset class.

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URBAN REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE TRENDS

October 13, 2016

Derek Wyatt

Is Smaller Getting Bigger? Visualizing Micro Units Across the United States

This week, instead of our regular Advisory format, RCLCO releases our most recent data analysis project--an animated and interactive map showing 21,500 of the nation’s micro units in 148 markets, including a time series going back to the 1920s.

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URBAN REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE TRENDS

September 15, 2016

Erin Talkington

Honey I Shrunk the Apartments: Average New Unit Size Declines 7% Since 2009

The average new apartment unit size dropped 7% from 2000-2009 to 2010-2016. Is the change the result of an uptick in the mix of studios and other small unit types, or are the units themselves getting smaller? RCLCO crunched the numbers to find out.

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