Real Estate

Retail in the 21st Century: Patterns and Trends to Watch

February 9, 2024 / Comments Off on Retail in the 21st Century: Patterns and Trends to Watch

By Catherine Timko, Senior Advisor   Ecommerce is not separate from retail…It’s all retail “Shop ‘til You Drop” having heard this phrase repeatedly leading up to the holidays, I decided to do a little digging to understand where it originated. The phrase, found in print as early as the 1920s, started as an advertising slogan. […]

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A New Opportunity for Office Conversions

January 12, 2024 / Comments Off on A New Opportunity for Office Conversions

Office to Residential Conversions: Two Birds with One Stone Remote work is reshaping traditional downtowns in cities across the United States. Businesses have cut back on the amount of office space they need, and workers have also adapted their homes to accommodate more flexible work arrangements. However, while demand for downtown commercial space has fallen, […]

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Saul Behar

September 26, 2023 / Comments Off on Saul Behar

Saul Behar is a senior executive and strategic advisor with deep cross-functional expertise in legal, real estate, fundraising, external relations, and corporate governance matters, and with a passion for tech- based economic development and inclusive growth. Most recently, Saul served as General Counsel and Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives at the University City Science Center […]

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Karine Blanc

September 26, 2023 / Comments Off on Karine Blanc

Karine Blanc is an experienced real estate executive and thought leader focused on building stronger, more inclusive communities. She is founder and CEO of Avenue Fouchard Advisors, a real estate development advisory firm based in Philadelphia. Her areas of expertise include real estate development, capital markets, housing, and social impact. Ms. Blanc currently serves on […]

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Retail Strategy for Ohio City in Cleveland, OH

August 18, 2023 / Comments Off on Retail Strategy for Ohio City in Cleveland, OH

Project Background Ohio City, located on the west side of the Cuyahoga River across from Cleveland’s downtown, is a thriving neighborhood. The building stock, affordable rent, and opportunity to be part of an emerging market contribute to its appeal. Its location and proximity to transit have led it to become one of the top residential […]

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Yihan Zhang

August 15, 2023 / Comments Off on Yihan Zhang

Yihan Zhang is an analyst at Econsult Solutions, Inc. (ESI). She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2023 with a Master’s in City Planning with a concentration in Public and Private Development and a Certificate in Real Estate Design and Development. Yihan’s interest lies in understanding the public and private forces behind urban development, […]

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