TV’s Property Brothers launch new venture to explore the risky world of custom homebuilding

Property Brothers, Jonathon and Drew Scott, are jumping from the fire of the small screen into the frying pan of real estate development and custom homebuilding with their latest venture, Dream Homes by Scott Living. Lucy Cohen Blatter, of Mansion Global, has more in an exclusive interview with the brothers: Jonathan, a professional contractor, takes … Continue reading TV’s Property Brothers launch new venture to explore the risky world of custom homebuilding

Manufactured Magic: The story behind the story of Disney World’s $1-billion re-imagineering

Last week, my colleagues and I joined about 1,400 of our closest friends in the construction defect litigation industry at the Disneyland Hotel for a conference. It was my first time staying at the actual Disneyland Hotel. Nice hotel, but really unacceptably poor wifi, and the grounds demonstrate a myopic and blatant disregard for the … Continue reading Manufactured Magic: The story behind the story of Disney World’s $1-billion re-imagineering

The Value of Human Capital in the increasingly technology-dependent legal industry

The more things change, in some way, the more things seem to stay the same. One of the constants in my ongoing education as a marketer in the legal industry is the sage advice of Ed Poll's LawBizBlog. A recent post of Ed's tackles the perennial subject of technology's impact on labor markets. Specifically, as … Continue reading The Value of Human Capital in the increasingly technology-dependent legal industry

San Diego: With a shortage of housing, why is it so hard to get a housing project going?

My colleague Alan Nevin provides a much-needed clarity to understanding the development challenges in San Diego in this piece, which originally appeared in the Daily Transcript. There is a study yet to be published that found that up to 39% of the cost of a residential housing unit in the San Diego region is strictly … Continue reading San Diego: With a shortage of housing, why is it so hard to get a housing project going?

Next up in Commercial Real Estate Development: The Moon!

They say, "the sky's the limit," but perhaps not for long when it comes to commercial real estate development. The valuation of real estate is based on a simple principle: there is only so much land on the surface of our planet. What if we could open up a little more land for development, even … Continue reading Next up in Commercial Real Estate Development: The Moon!