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Web design, technology, innovation, and podcasts in the real estate and urban space.

The Authentic Journal is a place where we discuss all things web design, technology, and innovation in the real estate and urban space.

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PropTech Startups: 4 product development tips

Web Development

In this article we’re sharing a few product development tips we always find ourselves coming back to, when helping PropTech founders build their product roadmap.

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Shipping

Growth and Evolving Trends in Industrial Real Estate

Commercial Real Estate

As the e-commerce industry continues to grow at a steady rate, industrial real estate has evolved with it. The sector of real estate that some once considered less glamorous than retail or office has emerged as a stronghold in the world of development and investment.

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Northern stacks minneapolis

Podcast: Smart Infill and Industrial Campus Projects

Transforming Cities Podcast

Listen to Paul discuss his entrepreneurial journey in commercial real estate, beginning with brownfield projects in the early 2000s, to a pivot that landed him on value-add development projects spanning new industrial work and unique infill projects.

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Ujijji davis smithgroup

Podcast: Culture and Race Within Landscape Architecture

Transforming Cities Podcast

Listen to Ujijji discuss how she aims to promote change through landscape architecture, urban design, and an awareness of African American history across landscapes.

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George Cutro Chad Buch JLL

Podcast: Industrial Commercial Real Estate Trends

Transforming Cities Podcast

How the industrial commercial real estate landscape is evolving with automation, robotics, e-commerce, and more, with George Cutro & Chad Buch, co-leaders of the Chicago Industrial Research Platform for JLL.

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Pop Up Shop

Think small, start small: Effective community planning strategies

Placemaking

Sometimes, the most effective community planning strategies are ones that focus on making a small, public area more inviting and vibrant.

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Sam rosen deskpass second shift chicago

Podcast: The Best Coworking App to Find Space

Transforming Cities Podcast

Designing and procuring a new way to explore and experience coworking, with Sam Rosen, Co-Founder and CEO of Deskpass

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Esg architecture minneapolis

Podcast: What Architects Can Teach Us About Design Thinking

Transforming Cities Podcast

Procuring long term partnerships through relationships-first mindset, with Aaron Roseth & Ann Fritz, partners at ESG Architecture and Design in Minneapolis

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Hyde development nordost exchange

Nordost and Authentic: Giving a modern space digital life

Press Release

A creative, Scandavian-inspired project needed a strong digital presence that showcased modern technology, which was a driving factor behind Hyde’s decision to partner with Authentic Form & Function.

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