I recently interviewed Ryan Simonetti co-founder and CEO of Convene. What I loved about the Convene model is that it displays the core element to transformation – taking one industry model and transplanting it into a related but different industry … in this case incorporating hotel concierge services into commercial real estate. Convene has quickly
Central Northside, a neighborhood in Pittsburgh where $300,000 goes far Getty The U.S. Median home listing price recently hit a historic high of $300,000 according to’s March housing data. That’s up 7 % from last March. Despite a slowing housing market, prices in a number of metros are still increasing, many at lower rates
The idea of living mortgage-free can be particularly enticing for individuals nearing retirement. At this time, it’s also common for empty-nesters to consider selling the large family home in favor of a smaller property or condo that’s easier to maintain. Homeowners who have lived in a house for a long time and now have a
Strong home price appreciation last year led many to wonder if housing was unsustainably strong. I thought not and in November 2018 wrote Housing Forecast: Not A Bubble In 2019. This update shows that housing will continue to soften, though not quite so much as previously expected. The most important factor determining housing construction and
Houston, TX, USA – February 8, 2015: Monopoly Board Game – money around the car, dice, houses and hotels Getty If I was redesigning a new Monopoly game, I would include a set of spaces called Opportunity Zones. This new type of property could be extremely valuable, even more so than Boardwalk and Park Place.
The Car Is An Extra Half-Mil, Not That That Detail Matters: A private Arbore-designed villa on “The Pearl,” the new $15-billion island development off Doha, Qatar (Photo credit: Arbore) Arbore & Partners From Leonardo da Vinci and Andrea Palladio, whose influence on architecture cannot be overstated, to Ettore Sottsass (buildings, furniture), Carlo Alessi (appliances and
A rendering of Brooklyn Point. Extell Development The new tallest building in Brooklyn reached its full height this week, at 720 feet spread across 68 stories above the neighborhood of Downtown Brooklyn. Brooklyn Point, which will offer 468 units, is the first project in the borough from Extell Development, known for headline-grabbing Manhattan projects including
Smart security products have become increasingly popular in recent years. Among them are smart locks, which allow you to secure your doors remotely and give you a way to get back into your home through your smartphone when you’ve forgotten your keys. To help you wade through the many options available now, we’ve rounded up some of
Smoke and flames rise during a fire at the landmark Notre Dame Cathedral in central Paris on April 15, 2019. Getty It has been a season of wrath and fire for sacred sites across the world, from the serial arson of three predominantly black churches in Louisiana, to the  simultaneous fires at the Al-Aqsa Mosque
Yardbird’s Waverly Collection. Yardbird When purchasing outdoor furniture, consumers usually have to choose between sustainability and affordability, but two-year-old startup Yardbird has found a way to offer both. Launched in 2016, the brand’s 2017 pop-up store sold $1 million in inventory within its first four weeks of opening. With over $4 million in sales, they’ve exceeded