Investment Archive

Community ownership in real estate finally coming to the masses: Why hasn’t there been mass community ownership in real estate development before?
Fundrise pioneers crowd-invested placemaking: Just seven months ago we were outlining the inevitability of crowd-invested placemaking.
Crowd-invested placemaking… the next step: What is crowd-invested placemaking and why is it the next step? This
Locavesting, crowdfunding local businesses on the rise: We’re reaching the tipping point where our investment and tax dollars are
What is triple-bottom-line real estate development?: Many of us know that the triple bottom line means “people, planet
Moving the tipping point for investment in human-scaled development: Why is it that the vast majority of new development is at
19 urban development types for creatives: Thanks to Chris Leinberger, author of the The Option of Urbanism: Investing
Real estate investment of the future = Crowdfunding?: The current financial model for real estate investment is pretty depressing for
Neighbors form their own development firm to do it right: As they say, if you want something done right, do it yourself,
Time for indie tenants to meet real estate investors halfway: While it’s time for real estate investment to catch up to the
Time for real estate investment to catch up to the market: Where are the majority of our country’s real estate development investment dollars?
The Long Tail’ real estate developer/investor (3 of 4): Understanding The Long Tail, the way it’s evolving our economy, and its
The future of real estate is in the Long Tail (1 of 4): “For too long we’ve been suffering the tyranny of lowest-common-denominator fare, subjected
Is the U.S. too rich to invest in human- scaled places?: The Conflict. Take one look at GlobeSt, the portal for real estate
$10,000 reward for helping get cool towns built!: Why is it that one look at the image above tells you
$ Angelic crowdsourcing $: The last two entries covered crowdsourcing 101. Are you ready for crowdsourcing
City taking charge to attract investors…: Most cities wait like hopeful dancers at a school ball. Others get
Where to invest? 13,000 years of history will tell you: There’s no better body of knowledge than history when identifying the right
Seeking the CoolTown adventure capitalist: One reason why more of us don’t walk down the street each
Establishing an investment network for CoolTown developments: There’s no better way to present the kinds of communities, buildings and
Developing a community for their peers: Ben, Naomi and Josh knew their town of Oberlin, OH was lacking
Interview with a ‘CoolTown’ developer (part 2): Continuing yesterday’s interview with urban pioneer Larry Warshaw… How did you come
Interview with a ‘CoolTown’ developer: While true CoolTown/creative class real estate developers represent the next generation of
A very cool town founder…: His name is Kiki Wallace, and he’s the founder of a striking
Developers target ‘creative’ class with infill projects: Austin is already one of the coolest cities in the country, so
Q: Can individuals invest in CoolTowns as well?: Here’s the exact question someone just posed, “Can I invest small amounts
$150 million equity network for CoolTown redevelopment projects: Got a cool project that needs capital? Need a project to invest
What would be an ideal equity fund for CoolTowns?: I get the feeling that there’d be a lot more CoolTowns built
Update on New Economy Town investment initiative: A few years ago I assisted in the founding of an investment
Investing in infill: So what can the private sector do to invest in infill neighorhoods