Nature of Site. This is a non-commercial website. I established it to disseminate some of my research, teaching and service materials in an effort to help advance the real estate discipline. It also serves as a link to the real estate industry that helps me stay ahead of market trends and on top of changing market conditions. Finally, it serves as a forum that can help bridge the gap between the academic community in which I currently reside and the professional community in which I have served in the past.
Interested in how the career paths of successful research-oriented retail real estate professionals? Please check out the rest of the Lessons Learned series for insights from a number of successful researchers, both domestic and global.
To get a handle on the economy and real estate outlook, we have added a new poll. Click on this link to take the poll and you will be routed to the answers when you finish: JRD Market & Cap Rate Outlook. Make sure you weigh in with your comments!
To scan the results click on the button to the top of the responses:
JRD Quick Poll Flash
Here's where we are on current and future Cap Rates this month.
Click to Launch Poll to view responses on other key variables to to check where the market's at:
See my Site Guide to help you navigate my site. I am the web designer and webmaster so bear with me as I make additions and adjustments as the site evolves to serve the market.
Over the years I have compiled a number of "Lessons Learned" interviews with leading research-oriented retail leaders. These interviews contain some timeless insights into what it takes to succeed over the long term in this increasingly complex and interdisciplinary real estate arena. Check them out at my Lessons Learned link in PDF format.
Spotlight on Census 2010
Use the following map to explore 2010 Census Demographic Profile data in terms of population, race, ethnicity, age/sex and households by City. Overlay geographical boundaries to explore. To start over, refresh your browser on my Home Page. Click on tabs to change data and explore interactive features.
This site is dedicated to my wife Bennie and to "my three sons" Jad, Jonathan and Robert who each, in their own way, contributed to it. I'd also like to recognize my parents Irene and Larry (going strong at 96) who guided me and always taught me to try to "do the right thing." I'd like to thank the late Dr. James A. Graaskamp who mentored me and Rebecca J. Griego who inspired me and helped us carry on our mission.
The objective of my Interactive Real Estate Self-Assessment modules are to provide some materials that can help emerging (i.e., students) and industry professionals assess or expand their understanding of some of the key concepts that comprise the body of knowledge for the real estate discipline. I will be classifying and adding more terms over time so check back.
Interested in affordable housing costs? See the results of an empirical study I co-authored that provides detailed cost breakdowns among various types of projects. Get the full report from the Affordable Housing link in PDF format.
Snapshot on Census 2010
I am exploring additional ways to increase my outreach through this website. Please Contact Me if you have any suggestions as to how I can improve it to address industry issues and help advance the "state of the art" and professional practices.
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The materials, views and thoughts expressed on this website represent my personal work; they do not reflect those of the University of Washington or of any of its units. These materials are neither edited nor endorsed by the UW and, as such, should not be so attributed. The materials are designed for academic use and should not be relied on for commercial or business decisions. They are offered in an effort to help enhance the teaching, research and service dimensions of my academic profession and better serve students, colleagues and the broader community. The works of authorship presented in this website and associated materials, may not be reproduced, published, distributed, displayed, transmitted or incorporated in derivative works without proper attribution and approval. The author retains the copyright to these materials and may incorporate them in various publications and outlets in the future. The copyright and restrictions on reproduction of reprinted articles and other materials published by third parties remains in force.