Welcome Home, Millennials!

In a recent Wall Street Journal article, Boston Properties Inc. Executive VP Raymond Ritchey pointed out, “...The millennial generation [is] moving out of the cities, forming households, having children, looking for better schools and that's going to drive rate demand in the suburbs.” Want to know how to predict the future? Follow the hype and say the opposite [...]

By |2017-07-21T09:10:05-04:00July 21st, 2017|Children, Demographics, Education, Future, Humor, Land, News, Stress, Trends|Comments Off on Welcome Home, Millennials!


There was a boatload of wisdom in Wilson Hall Monday night, words from three true leaders in New Jersey Real Estate at the Monmouth University Kislak School of Real Estate's Stephen B. Siegel Lecture Series. The featured speakers included: Ara K. Hovnanian, CEO and Chairman of Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc., a national homebuilder; Ronald S. Ladell, [...]

By |2014-04-29T10:34:38-04:00April 29th, 2014|Demographics, Economics, Multi-Family, Planning, Real Estate, REITs, Residential, Success, Value|Comments Off on Wisdom

The (Echo Boomer) Kids are Alright

In my recent post, Kid Power!, I wrote about the Echo Boomers, the children of the Baby Boomers, now age 18 to 31, and the largest generation in U.S. history. I recently became an Adjunct Professor at Monmouth University where I teach in the Kislak Real Estate Institute with Don Moliver, PhD., MAI, CRE. There are [...]

By |2013-10-22T09:42:37-04:00October 22nd, 2013|Children, Demographics, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The (Echo Boomer) Kids are Alright

The Art and Science of Making People Feel Special

I am endlessly fascinated by creativity in the real estate world. I had the opportunity to spend some time recently with John Sims, Chairman and CEO of Marketlogics, a firm that provides creative real estate market advisory services for residential home builders. John's personal philosophy is simple, "People want to feel special. We figure out how [...]

By |2013-12-02T14:07:45-05:00August 23rd, 2013|Art, Creativity, Customers, Demographics, Marketing, Niche, Real Estate, Residential, Skills, Success|Comments Off on The Art and Science of Making People Feel Special

Housing Prophecy

As more and more people are working from home, the effects on existing office space and office development are well-known: vacancy has increased and stayed stubbornly high and the rural corporate campus design has fallen out of favor. Desk- and job-sharing are now commonplace. But if all of these people are working from home, what are home [...]

By |2013-07-19T11:37:43-04:00April 12th, 2013|Creativity, Customers, Demographics, Office, Real Estate, Residential|Comments Off on Housing Prophecy
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