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PropTech Startups: 4 Product Development Tips

Web Development

In this article we'll share a few product development tips we always find ourselves coming back to when helping PropTech founders build their product roadmap.

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3 Big Problems with Your Multifamily Website

Digital Marketing

In this article we'll outline 3 ways your project website can add value to your apartment project by being used as a dynamic marketing tool.

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4 Ways Architects Can Boost Services with Technology


In this article we’ll highlight some of the areas where architecture firms can expand their services, and offer their clients more value using design and technology.

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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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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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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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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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4 Effective Community Planning Strategies


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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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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