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The Future Of Urban Housing

7 days ago . 27 people watched

Ori markets directly to real estate developers to help mitigate the high cost of a small apartment. Ori Systems originated as a Media Lab spinout, which played a part in the decision to select Boston as one of 13 cities that is testing the design. Larrea said the Media Lab is inspirational.

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Housing Hack: Matching Millennials And Older Adults Alum

7 days ago . 58 people watched

Affordable housing declined by half between 2014 and 2016, and now accounts for only 20 percent of the available real estate. There are 38,000 spare bedrooms in the city that Baby Boomers could potentially rent out. As in the rest of the U.S., seniors are the fastest-growing Boston population—expected to grow by 65 percent by 2030.

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Affordable Communal Living For Boston-Area Seniors Alum

3 days ago . 57 people watched

The organization’s real estate team includes Lizbeth Heyer MCP ’92, chief of real estate and innovation; Zoe Weinrobe MCP ’04, director of real estate innovation; Elise Selinger MCP ’16, real estate innovation manager; and Rachel Belanger MCP ’17, project manager.

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Bringing Construction Projects To The Digital World Alum

1 days ago . 58 people watched

In construction, for example, general contractors and real estate developers often need someone to be physically present on a job site to verify work is done correctly and on time. They might also rely on a photographer or smartphone images to document a project’s progress. Those imperfect solutions can lead to accountability issues

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Graduates: Lessons From MIT Alumni

5 days ago . 48 people watched

Tiny houses are a growing trend in the real estate market for those with a minimalist goal, but they’re not just cute, they’re also practical. These tiny houses are eight feet by 12 feet and they include lights, heat, a window, and a door with a lock. Most importantly, since the tiny houses are under 120-square-feet, they aren’t

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For Executives, A Pledge For Racial Equity

8 days ago . 56 people watched

In my professional career as a commercial real estate executive at companies like WeWork and as an advisor to real estate technology startup founders, I’ve looked for ways to bring insights from the tech world to accelerate innovation in the real estate industry.

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Building A Community Renaissance On Chicago’s South Side

7 days ago . 59 people watched

Bernard Loyd ’83, SM ’85, PhD ’89, SM ’90 is founder and president of Urban Juncture, which develops commercial real estate and related enterprises that concentrate on the needs of underserved communities in Chicago.

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MIT's Most Stylish

4 days ago . 32 people watched

Real estate adviser and broker "Part of my [real estate] process is to study personal aesthetics - clothing, furniture, art. With couples, there's often a juxtaposition of taste, which can be really interesting." Log in to post comments

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Optimus Ride’s Autonomous System Makes Self-driving

4 days ago . 54 people watched

The contract in Reston, Virginia is part of a strategic partnership with one of the largest real estate managers in the world, Brookfield Properties. Chin says Brookfield owns over 100 locations where Optimus Ride could deploy its system, and the company is aiming to be operating 10 or more fleets by the end of 2020.

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Tech + Community = Better Connections

Just Now . 51 people watched

The idea for coUrbanize came from Brandt and Quinn’s frustration with the real estate development process. “We would have big plans to create change in a community and we were being stymied by a small vocal opposition at community meetings,” Brandt says. “I thought there must be a way to drive more fact-based conversations and get more

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Remembering Jay Forrester

2 days ago . 39 people watched

My life as a private sector businessman (an "over-educated" real estate developer) has treated "profit" as a "constraint" in linear programming optimization parlance; my "objective function" — like your lesson learned from Prof. Forrester — is much more interesting. We were fortunate to have had him as a friend and teacher.

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Quizlet: Sophomore Invented Self-Testing Tool

1 days ago . 59 people watched

Quizlet: Sophomore Invented Self-Testing Tool. When 15-year-old Andrew Sutherland was preparing for a French vocabulary test, it took hours of his time and his dad’s, who was testing and retesting him on more than 100 words. There had to be a better way thought Sutherland, now an MIT sophomore from Albany, California.

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Alum Books Podcast: Power At Ground Zero

3 days ago . 54 people watched

MIT alumna Lynne Sagalyn's new book examines the New York real estate affected by the 2001 terrorist attack. Lynne Sagalyn PhD ’80 is the author of Power at Ground Zero: Politics, Money, and the Rebuilding of Lower Manhattan, published by Oxford University Press in September 2016.At 901 pages long, the book is a comprehensive examination of 16-acres of Manhattan real estate and the …

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Redfin Chief Economist Sees The Human Side Of The Housing

Just Now . 58 people watched

Confronting questions like these, Daryl Fairweather ’10, chief economist of the real estate website and brokerage Redfin, seeks explanations based in complex human motivations. “When people make the decision to buy a home, so many factors are involved beyond whether they can afford it,” she says. Fairweather first peeked into homeowners

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Tiny Houses Solve Huge Problem

7 days ago . 44 people watched

Tiny Houses Solve Huge Problem. “I believe very strongly that housing is a human right,” says Sharon Lee MArch '81, MCP '81 who is addressing the housing crisis in Seattle, Washington, the city with the third largest homeless population in the country following New York City and Los Angeles. As founder and executive director of the Low

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For This MIT Alum, The Path To Net Zero Energy Started

6 days ago . 55 people watched

When he moved to Denver in 1991, he bought a building and grew excited about real estate; after he got a broker’s license, he worked for Coldwell Banker and RE/MAX, and soon after launched Golden Real Estate. He now writes a long-standing weekly real estate column for which he buys space in the Denver Post and several weekly newspapers. “It

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Sixty Years, Seven Continents, Five Thousand Stoves Alum

6 days ago . 58 people watched

That varied list includes earning an MBA at the Kellogg School of Management, running the photographic products division of the Fortune 500 GAF Corporation, serving on school and hospital boards, and starting his own businesses: first a real estate consulting company that went bankrupt, and then a property-tax consulting company still going

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How MIT Got A Front Door On Mass. Ave.

8 days ago . 52 people watched

Stone & Webster Engineering Corp., founded by Class of 1888 alumni Charles Stone and Edwin Webster, handled the construction. Work finished on time and on budget that fall, and the 1938 President’s Report proudly stated, “Real estate experts have described [the Rogers building] as the finest piece of building construction of greater Boston.

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How Greentown Labs Became The Epicenter Of Clean Tech

3 days ago . 54 people watched

At the same time, real estate prices in South Boston were skyrocketing, and Greentown was again being forced to move. Reichert, who worked as CEO without a salary for more than a year, remembers those first six months on the job as the most stressful of her life.

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Lurking Between The Lines Of Shanghai's Skyline

6 days ago . 61 people watched

The segment was about how Shanghai's glittering skyline may be masking serious economic troubles, among them, a deepening real estate slump. One person interviewed said that problems in the property market were just a regular dip, but the Sloan prof said that the rise of sky scrapers and housing vacancies were much more ominous--they exposed

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IAP Externships: The Value Proposition For Student And

Just Now . 55 people watched

After all, IAP is only about three weeks long, and real estate projects can take years to complete. So how could the students really get a chance to engage? We realized, however, that there are always many issues that could benefit from a deeper exploration but get left on the sidelines for lack of time or resources.

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Talking City Startups With Urban Innovation Fund's Clara

5 days ago . 57 people watched

One company provides storage space in ceilings; another helps large commercial real estate holders reduce water bills; a third ships breast milk and nursing supplies around the country. It’s not obvious what connects these as investment opportunities, but for Clara Brenner MBA ’12, who cofounded venture capital firm Urban Innovation Fund

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Grad Life: Birth Of A Sloan Entrepreneur

1 days ago . 54 people watched

Sea-level rise has created immediate threats in this region, such as the dying coral reef, the destruction of drinking water, and the subversion of coastal houses, which in turn endangers the real estate and insurance industries. Thus, I found myself sitting in the mayor’s office discussing BITL.

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Kendall Square Nexus: What’s On The Drawing Board Now

1 days ago . 56 people watched

Kendall Square has become an international model for how to seed a neighborhood with great ideas, thanks to MIT’s management of its commercial real estate portfolio. Kendall Square today is a nexus for biotech and pharma companies plus hordes of startups.

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Alumna Faculty Member Studies Neighborhoods Under Pressure

5 days ago . 59 people watched

Alumna Faculty Member Studies Neighborhoods Under Pressure. As Covid-19 spread across Massachusetts in March, the hardest-hit communities weren’t necessarily those with the highest poverty rates or densest housing. Many did, however, have one thing in common: they were selected years ago as sites for the Healthy Neighborhoods Study, a project

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BCAP Fund Supports MIT Student Projects In Communities Of

4 days ago . 58 people watched

Michael G. Johnson MCP ’97—a former vice president with JPMorgan Chase who recently joined nonprofit real estate developer The Community Builders—served as Isidor’s BCAP mentor. He, too, acted as a sounding board. “Now that the project is largely developed, and I have the data,” says Isidor, “he really helped me articulate what I

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A Better Model For Business Insurance

8 days ago . 51 people watched

A better model for a new world. Newfront currently works with more than 5,000 businesses, which span from huge public companies to local pubs, in industries including agriculture, hospitality, financial services, and real estate. As such, the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted everyone differently. Change is the one constant for everyone.

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Encouraging Entrepreneurs To Solve Urban Problems Alum

3 days ago . 56 people watched

Brenner, who grew up in Washington, D.C., attended NYU, and worked in commercial real estate before attending Sloan, was named to the 2014 Forbes 30 Under 30 list. She is also a member of the MIT Sloan Alumni Board and enjoys cooking and hiking. Lein, who grew up in Connecticut, attended Stanford, and worked as a polling consultant before Sloan

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Belgian Crown Honors Commander Of Commerce

6 days ago . 56 people watched

He lives in Houston with his wife, Virginia, who sells real estate and paints watercolors. His son Theodore graduated from MIT in 1982 with a degree in electrical engineering; he died in 1990. His other son, Peter, is an outer space engineer.

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Making Policy In Mexico

7 days ago . 37 people watched

Aside from MIT-Mexico, DUSP recently offered a graduate course where students traveled to Mexico to study public transit networks and real estate developments. Later this month, Terrascope, MIT’s hands-on first-year learning community travels to the area to develop ideas to reduce the environmental footprint of Mexico City.

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Benefiting From Affinity Groups, Wherever You Are Alum

Just Now . 56 people watched

Benefiting from Affinity Groups, Wherever You Are. Uttara Marti '03, MEng '05 is one of 3,000 members of the Association of MIT Alumnae (AMITA). Although Uttara was one of few women in Course 6 at the time, she never gave much thought to becoming involved with AMITA during her time on campus. Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart SM ’86, PhD ’88

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Dispatch From Taiwan #1: Men's Basketball Team Plays

1 days ago . 53 people watched

His work in real estate development affords him the flexibility to join the staff and work closely with the team. Most recently, he and his older brother developed Worcester Square, bringing back its century-old luster in Boston's resurgent South End. Like all our coaches, he brings to our young players lots of practical knowledge and a true

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IMF Taps Young MIT Faculty And Alumni As Global Leaders In

9 days ago . 59 people watched

The 12 scholars listed below study diverse topics—poverty and health care, education and real estate, crime and taxes—but what they have in common is their demonstration of early leadership in global economics. Melissa Dell PhD '12, a Harvard assistant professor,

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MIT Corporation Recent Graduate Ballot

5 days ago . 38 people watched

Served as an Advisor to the Secretary of Mobility in Bogotá, Colombia (2017-2018), while conducting ethnographic fieldwork for PhD dissertation (sponsored by MIT Samuel Tak Lee Real Estate Entrepreneurship Lab)

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Podcast: Ilene Gordon On Being A Fortune 500 CEO Alum

9 days ago . 55 people watched

Four decades later, Ilene is the recently retired CEO of Ingredion, a Fortune 500 company. Now, keep in mind that as of the 2019 Fortune 500 listing, only 6.6% of those top-revenue companies have a female CEO—and that’s an all-time high. In other words, Ilene Gordon found exceptional success on a path that had far fewer female role models

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Albert Saiz, director of the Center for Real Estate, addresses students in 11.355, International Housing Econ and Finance. Image: MIT Technology Review The buildings around us, where we dwell, work, shop, learn, and play, have a profound effect on our lives, our society, and our economy.And graduates of the MIT Center for Real Estate (CRE) master’s program are having a …


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Is real estate a good investment right now?

Real estate is generally a great investment option. It can generate ongoing passive income and can be a good long-term investment if the value increases over time.

How much can you make in real estate?

Real estate is often a referral-based business. Those who are involved in the business longer typically are the most successful. Those with 16 years or more experience earned the highest real estate income: approximately $78,850 on average.

What is the best real estate market?

Dallas tops the list of real-estate markets over the period studied, exhibiting strong price appreciation, while remaining a market in which investors saw strong rents relative to property values.

What is the most expensive real estate in the US?

Manhattan real estate is the most expensive in the US per square foot with some properties topping $10,000: Study. Move over San Francisco — the Big Apple tops Silicon Valley as most expensive place to live in the United States, a new study shows.

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