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Learn to Develop and Operate Apartments in the New Experience Economy

Consumers and tenants increasingly prefer goods, services, and places that provide engagement and experiences. Successful real estate developers and managers now incorporate effective place-making, activate common areas and gathering spaces, and program events to differentiate and add value to their properties. Learn about best practices, new ideas, disruption, opportunities and challenges in this ever-changing experience […]

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Building Resilience To More Extreme Weather Days

Weather, insurance and building experts predicted that the Washington D.C. area will likely see more extremely hot days, more days with heavy rain, less snowy days, and more localized flooding.  The vulnerabilities of buildings to this more volatile environment were the focus of “Designing for Extremes: Building a Resilient City”, a day-long symposium on building […]

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Utilizing UAV and 3D Computer Vision for Visual Inspection of a Large Gravity Dam

Authors: Ali Khaloo and David Lattanzi (Department of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA), Adam Jachinowicz (Argonne National Laboratory, Washington DC), and Charles Devaney (Quadrocopter, Las Vegas, NV) First published in Frontiers in Built Environment – July 2, 2018 Research Article Abstract: Dams are a critical infrastructure system for many communities, […]

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Regional Economy Ended 2018 on a High Note, Bolstering Strong Multifamily Market

Note: The following is an excerpt from the Newmark Knight Frank 4Q 2018 Washington Metro Area Economy and Multifamily report released in mid-January 2019 and sponsored by the George Mason Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship.  To read the entire report, click HERE.) The Washington metro area economy sustained its pace of growth through the fourth […]

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