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Look Out for the Smart Hotel: The Hospitality Industry is On the Verge of Embracing the Internet of Things

From smart buildings to smart cities, the Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly shaping the way human beings interact with the built environment and various real estate asset classes.

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Last Mile Industrial: Train has Left the Station

Industrial real estate is vanishing in cities across America just as retailers are ramping up their demands for last mile fulfillment. Major players in online retail have gained a larger market share of consumer durable goods, and formerly brick-and-mortar retailers have expanded into this channel.

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The Rise of an Urban-Suburban

Come 2019, millennials are projected to overtake baby boomers as the nation’s largest generation (Fry, 2018).  It is imperative to understand how this shift will drive transformation of the built environment in the near future.

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Making the Case for REIT Ownership of Airports

America’s once world-class infrastructure is in desperate need of repair. In recent years, bridge collapses and other engineering failures have sparked political debate about how the country’s aging public infrastructure should be addressed.

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DSS Wrap-Up: Art Adler, SHA ’78

This week, the Baker Program concluded its Distinguished Speaker Series through an insightful conversation with JLL’s Arthur Adler.  Art is a distinguished alumnus from the Hotel School and has four decades of experience in American real estate, specifically in the hospitality industry.

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Smart Cities: Toronto's Google-Infused District and Lessons from Songdo,Korea

Sidewalk Labs, a sister company of Google that is working with the city of Toronto in revitalizing 750 acres along the city’s Eastern Waterfront, made headlines this year. Controversy arose when questions surrounding data collection, privacy, and who owns the information collected in public began surfacing on the project, Sidewalk Toronto (Scola, 2018).

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