This Week’s Recommended Reading – 11.13.15

3 Articles to Read This Weekend

Five Mega-trends Shaping Commercial Office Development

The developments and offices we plan and construct today are being governed by something I like to call New Office-ism. It’s a design approach that eschews monolithic uses in favor of mixed-use, walkable patterns. New Office-ism incorporates aspects of master planning, urban design and landscape architecture into commercial office development. It is what the next generation workforce expects, and communities that cannot provide it will fail to attract new businesses and be in danger of losing the ones they already have.

New Office-ism yields fully-functioning and walkable neighborhoods that just happen to be anchored by commercial office buildings. Here are five megatrends driving this new paradigm.

Via GenslerOn

Top 10 Millennial Housing Markets

Today we’re looking at the cities where millennial generation homeowners are shaking up the housing market, based on an article in Bloomberg and featuring data from The numbers represent the percentage of home buyers using mortgages. Here are the Top Ten Millennial Housing Markets in the U.S. for 2015: Via Llenrock Blog

Top 10 Most Influential Online Commercial Real Estate People 2015

Yes, it’s that time of year once again. Here we are now into our sixth year. How do you get to be one of “the most influential” people in commercial real estate? What is or should be the criteria? Simple”¦ hard ass work! Here they are in order!

Via Duke Long

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