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Chasing Talent: The move from West to East

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 2/5/19 1:12 PM

The standard of job applicants having to bend over backwards for a position aren't long gone, but are definitely being challenged. This can be seen as more and more companies start to find ways to accommodate the talent they seek.

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Topics: Real Estate, Corporate Workplace

Convenience is 🔑 — 2019 amenities to enhance your property

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 1/31/19 12:16 PM



Making life at your property easier means that you can increase resident retention while showcasing some of the best amenities that can keep you head-to-head with your competition. 

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Topics: Real Estate

Alexa, tell me more about Crystal City

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 1/22/19 3:11 PM

While job openingbegin to pop up in New York, people are wondering when Crystal City will start to hear some noise — here's what people are talking about in Northern Virginia!

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Topics: TDM, Real Estate, Corporate Workplace, Mobility

2019: A year for Mobility

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 12/20/18 2:37 PM

2018 was certainly an exciting year for mobility, but what will 2019 have in store for us? The list below will answer that question with our predictions of what's going to take off in the new year.

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Topics: Smart Cities, TDM, Real Estate, Mobility

Amazon HQ2: Virginia housing impact

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 12/18/18 1:57 PM


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As we inch closer and closer to the new year residents of Northern Virginia and New York anxiously await to see what will happen once their new neighbors move in. It's still unclear how and exactly when Amazon is going to move into its Northern Virginia campus, but one thing is certain: people are stressed. Keep calm because we're going to dive into how the megacorp could impact the DMV area.

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Topics: Smart Cities, Real Estate

TOD in Central Florida can help create a smarter city as it grows

Posted by Guest Blogger on 12/13/18 12:33 PM

Central Florida is a quickly growing region. In fact, it’s growing so quickly that meeting its
housing needs would require the equivalent of a new 330-unit multifamily building each week.
As part of its growth, it also has one of the country’s newest passenger rail lines – SunRail, a
47-mile commuter rail line that traverses exurban, suburban, and downtown areas. It adds a
transportation option for thousands and opens up opportunities for Central Florida to have true
transit-oriented development (TOD) to address our housing issues as well.

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Topics: Smart Cities, TDM, Real Estate, Mobility

Back to HQ2: Housing unraveled in New York

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 12/4/18 12:49 PM

We hopped on the HQ2 train recently and wrote about how Amazon's new homes could benefit the public transit systems for both Queens and Crystal City (which was recently renamed National Landing). There are many moving parts outside of public transportation — traffic mitigation, local shops, and affordable housing, to name a few. One of the bigger questions looming over these two towns is: What will Amazon mean for the housing market?

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Topics: Smart Cities, Real Estate