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Commercial Density ‘Is Your Friend,’ GMU Expert Tells Falls Church Visionaries

Reprinted with permission from the Falls Church News Press  JUNE 22, 2016 By Nicholas F. Benton OVER 50 Falls Church citizens showed up at the historic Falls Church Episcopal last Saturday morning for a “visioning” discussion on what Falls Church should be like in 2040. (Photo: News-Press) In the face of the regional headwinds of a […]

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CREE SPONSORED RESEARCH SHOWS IMPROVED WASHINGTON AREA HOUSING MARKETS

Two research reports sponsored by the Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship recently reported strong fundamental demand and positive market conditions for the single-family residential and multifamily markets. From the Delta Associates’ Washington Area Housing Outlook: “The area’s economy remains well-positioned for growth in the period ahead. Overcoming the setback from sequestration, shutdowns, and Federal budget […]

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Financing Small Scale Development

Real estate developers face unique challenges assembling the capital stack to fund small scale development projects.  Without access to money center banks—and often regional banks—they must go to friends and family and credit cards.  But these funds only go so far.  Where do they go next? That was the subject of a recent standing-room-only workshop […]

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How Will the Millennials Affect Real Estate Development?

Any one you know? Rents in the city–prefers a “walkable” neighborhood; single, no children but spends freely on a beloved pet; may not own a car; sleeps with cell phone. From delayed home buying to perpetual telecom connectedness, the preferences of the Millennial Generation have been well documented. But what affect will this generation’s habits […]

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