SubTropolis: The Massive Business Complex Buried Under Kansas City

Subtropolis 2

You won’t believe what is happening underground in Kansas City. SubTropolis has been around since 1964, but I just found out about it thanks to Ann McCartney with Lighthouse Commercial Finance. Check out all the companies that have space in this underground industrial park. The entire thing is an excavated mine the size of 140 […]

The Impending Opportunity In Real Estate Technology

Impending Opportunity in RE

The tech market is hot. The Commercial Real Estate tech market is frothy. The reasons behind why there is so much interest in real estate right now are summarized nicely in my green highlights below. The market is gigantic.      I know I bored a few of you with my five-day-in-a-row slog of all the real estate start up […]

2015 Top Brokerage Firms

2015 Top Brokerage Firms 2

While there are some crazy numbers on the below graph (52,000 brokers at CBRE), I found the information pretty interesting. There is a huge market consolidation occurring in the commercial real estate brokerage sector. We see this continuing as firms try to keep pace with global market coverage and try to be all things to all clients. Since […]

Part Two on Population — USA

Population Census Map

Last week, I talked about world realities. This week, the statistics on the US population, which are staggering.   –1 in 7 Americans live in one of three cities (New York, Chicago, and LA). –If you look at the top 10 largest cities, almost one in three people live in these. –America has become urban – […]