Adriana Abizadeh is the executive director of the Kensington Corridor Trust (KCT) in Philadelphia. The mission, duty and purpose of the KCT is to help the Kensington community reclaim control over a once thriving commercial corridor by reactivating real estate, fostering local entrepreneurship and reinvesting capital in the neighborhood. With deep interests in public policy … [Read more...] about Reclaiming Control.
Revitalization. Repurposing a vacant property into a school designed to enhance learning Minority project partner. Latino-owned firm providing development support Workforce training. A path to success for students disengaged from high school Community. 200 students yearly, the majority local residents Job creation. 50 construction jobs plus 20 permanent … [Read more...] about El Centro Home.
Dr. Tracy Hadden Loh is a Fellow with the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Center for Transformative Placemaking at Brookings Metro. Her research focuses on commercial real estate and how place-level assets interact and affect the prospects and resilience of the people and enterprises that call a place home in urban, suburban, and rural settings. Tracy has recently written … [Read more...] about The Great Real Estate Reset.
Growing up in a middle-class household in suburban New Jersey, Mark Winkelman decided at an early age, with the encouragement from his interior designer mother, to pursue architecture. To that end he attended and graduated from the Syracuse School of Architecture in 1978. Upon graduation he interned in Phillip Johnson’s highly acclaimed design firm in New York City. While in … [Read more...] about For the love of the building.
According to CBRE the overall U.S. office vacancy rate hit a 30-year-high of 18.2% in mid-2023 That doesn’t sound so bad, but reality is just not so even-handed. Only 10% of all U.S. office buildings account for 80% of the occupancy losses since the onset of Covid. I visited Atlanta in early October, 2023. My host told me vacancy in downtown Atlanta was at 80%. He … [Read more...] about Office conversion.