Amazon HQ2

Losing Amazon HQ2 Gave Dallas Time To Figure Out Zoning Policy

By Jon Anderson / July 23, 2019 / 1 Comment

One of life’s joys is the “I told you so,” because it is so often precluded by a period of scorn and disbelief. Last week I had a bumper crop, but let’s talk about Amazon’s HQ2. You remember that? The corporate welfare pageant where municipalities fell over themselves, checkbooks flailing in the breeze, trying to […]

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Second Chance for Dallas and Amazon? You’re Forgainst It

By Bethany Erickson / February 10, 2019 / 3 Comments

As word got out that Amazon may pull out of its’ planned halfquarters in New York, every single city that had a shot is discussing the potential that the virtual big box store will eventually turn its sights to one of the jilted — Dallas included. Let’s review: In November, after nearly a year of […]

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Dallas Housing Market: Four Things To Watch in 2019

By Contributor / January 9, 2019 / 0 Comments

Unlike prior years, 2019 will not be full steam ahead for our area’s housing market. Looking ahead, here are four things to watch in the year to come and why they matter:

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Media Reports Amazon HQ2 Being Split Between DC-Virginia and Queens, New York

By Jon Anderson / November 6, 2018 / 1 Comment

This morning, Bloomberg News is reporting that anonymous insiders are saying Amazon is close to finalizing its selection for its second headquarters (which are set to be officially announced by the end of the year). The winners of the pay-for-play beauty contest are reportedly Crystal City, Virginia, outside Washington, D.C., and in the New York City […]

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Joel Kotkin: Oligarchal Socialism — aka the Gig Economy — How Could It Affect Real Estate?

By Candy Evans / September 5, 2018 / 2 Comments
Gig Economy

  I adore Joel Kotkin and agree with most everything he writes. In fact, I have written for him, and wish I had time to do more. By the way, don’t ever let anyone tell you that blogging is fast and easy. It’s not. All writing sucks up an inordinate amount of time. When I […]

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Company Towns 2.0: Has Any Utopian Corporate Community Succeeded?

By Jon Anderson / June 27, 2018 / 3 Comments

Silicon Valley corporations like Facebook and Google are reviving the notion of a “company town.” For decades, Silicon Valley has been single-minded in a pursuit of wealth via technology. The minting of tech millionaires has driven real estate out of reach for many not caught in the thrall of stock options and IPOs. Constructing housing […]

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